LEED

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

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  • Elvia Almachi, 32, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses. Elvia has been working at Agrogana for 12 years, and has been part of the Fair Trade committee. She has two daughters, 9 and 12. Elvia and her husband Luis Alberto Villegas, also an Agrogana employee, both participate in the weekend adult school program paid by the Fair Trade Premium.
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Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Msheireb Properties is building a 35-hectare project in Doha, Qatar, that will infuse traditional Arabian architecture with modern green building techniques.
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Dubai: Great With Details, but Overall Design Needs CPR

When it comes to details, Dubai is a global leader and the quality of life and business climate both have tremendous benefits. But…
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The Ultimate Green Building Material: Dirt?

Dwell Earth has high aspirations for a humble building material: Dirt.

Maine’s Governor Helps SFI Win an Important Battle Over FSC

I have to admit that I got it wrong. Last September, I wrote here about the battle between the competing forest products certification…

The Latest Wave of LEED Buildings: Homeless Shelters

A friend in Charleston, SC recently sent me a link to a story about a LEED certified homeless shelter being built there. It…
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Ding Dong! Avon CSR Report Touts Work on Deforestation, Green Building

Avon's CSR report, released earlier this week, touts a bevy of achievements and promises to address issues including deforestation, governance and philanthropy.
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World Petroleum Congress in Qatar This Week Will Be Carbon Neutral

This week in Doha, Qatar, over 12,000 attendees will gather for the triennial World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which promises to be carbon neutral.
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Getting Hospitality to See Green

By Eric Flamer The US Green Building Council reports that as of March 3, 2011, 91 hotel properties have achieved LEED certification, with an…
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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…
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Forget About a Dream House. Think About a Dream Neighborhood

Alex Steffen gave a smashing opening keynote to the inaugural SXSWeco conference in Austin today, sharing a host of predictions on how sustainability might…
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RoofPoint: A Tool for Managing New and Existing Roof Space for Sustainability

Recently, the Regional Sustainable Business Alliance, a group formed out of the Cedar Rapids, IA,  Area Chamber of Commerce, brought nearly 50 professionals…
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Hall Winery: 1st Napa Winery To Offer Electric Car Recharging

This award winning winery became the first winery in Napa Valley to provide an electric recharging station.
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Army Recycles Over Six Million Pounds of Steel Containers That Held Chemical Weapons

When the U.S. Army began to decontaminate the 4,307 ton containers (TC) which stored chemical weapons at its Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas…
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Green My Digs: 5 Most Eco-friendly Apartment Buildings in America

By: Tim Eyre The robust global environmentalism movement has impacted virtually all aspects of American life. And while green building practices have been…
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HUD and EPA Launch Effort to Build Sustainable Communities

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced this week that their agencies launched a grant program that will help build…