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PHOTOS: Incredible Bamboo School Built To Resist Tropical Storms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Inhabitat: When you think about how much sense it makes to build structures out of bamboo - especially in places where the flexible, rapidly ren...

Green News Report: November 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 29 coal m...

Green News Report: November 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP made '...

Green Schools for Every Child in This Generation

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Imagine a future where children wake up excited to go to school. Imagine that when they get to school, they are met with clean fresh air, classrooms ...

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Recycled Architecture (PHOTOS, VIDEO): Buildings Made From Found Objects

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We at HuffPost Green love finding a creative use for recycled materials, as we highlighted in our junk art and turning trash into crafts slideshows. N...

Empire State Building To Get Energy Saving Windows

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- A California company has been hired to retrofit New York City's Empire State building with 6,500 energy saving windows....

Green Rebuilding In Haiti: USGBC Pledges Help

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. Green Building Council, home of the LEED green building rating systems, has announced its commitment to help rebuild Haiti after the country ...

Harlem Housing Units To Become First Green Block In America | By Alana Casanova | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

From solar panels on the roof to efficient boilers in the basement, a block of Harlem buildings are slated to be retrofitted with new energy-saving ap...

Why U.S. Buildings Are Leaking a Mixture of Money and Carbon (& What Congress Can Do About It)

Emma Stewart, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emma Stewart, Ph.D.

Congress is on the right track in setting higher standards for buildings' energy performance. With the right policy mechanisms, we can have far fewer leaks, and a lot more money in our pockets.

Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Put NYC at Forefront of Fight Against Climate Change

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter Lehner

While world leaders gather in Copenhagen to address climate change on a global scale, here at home, New York tackled the number one contributor to its own carbon footprint -- its buildings.

The Greenest Building

Paula Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Wallace

There's a lot of talk about sustainability these days, and that's a good thing. It's good to grab the low-hanging fruit, like hybrid cars, community gardens, and low-flow plumbing. But real sustainability is systemic and seismic.

Green Government Is Not a Partisan Issue

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Politics today is polarized, especially in the federal government. However, what is becoming quite clear is that going green is no longer a fringe or even partisan issue.

One Stop Shopping for Greening Your Home: Green Depot Has It All

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marissa Bronfman

Find out how Sarah Beatty, a determined new green business woman, has earned Green Depot's moniker as America's leading one-stop shop for building solutions.

Empire State Building Goes Green For $120 Million

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — When owners of the Empire State Building decided to blanket its towering facade this year with thousands of insulating windows, they ...

From Tallest to Most Efficient

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The owners of the Sears Tower have announced plans to upgrade the building for sustainability, which will make it the tallest building in the western hemisphere to undergo such an overhaul to date.

MIT Developing Concrete That Lasts for 16,000 Years | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The use of this new ultra high density concrete will have enormous environmental implications, given its ability to deliver lighter, stronger structur...

How Governments Should Fund Retrofits

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

It is clear that if we are to tackle global warming at all we will have to find a way to retrofit entire cities.

Never Mind Google Streetview... We Need Google "Heat" View

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

Google, you've developed a fantastic and sophisticated engine for processing imagery; can we please borrow it to save the world?

Shouldn't We Be Talkin' Sustainable, Green Mortgages?

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Mortgages to help buyers take a bit of extra loan money to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes have been around since the Carter Admini...

Zero Carbon Design and Architecture, But How Low is Zero?

Phillip Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phillip Jones

The downturn in the global economy gives us the opportunity to take note of what can be done to develop a more sustainable design system.

EPA's New Green Building Report is Really Good, but Stops Short of What it Should Have Been

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Let's not kid ourselves: "green building" isn't green when the buildings are in the wrong places; "smart growth" isn't smart if it doesn't include sustainable building practices.

Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser: The Case for Creating Green Schools Now

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

As the Congress deliberates the largest stimulus package in history, there is no single better investment that we can make than to help maximize the potential learning and productivity of our children.

Tattletale House Knows When You're Not Green (And So Do Neighbors)

New York Times | Steven Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most homeowners have a general sense of whether or not they are being energy efficient, a hunch confirmed or disproved when the monthly bills arrive. ...