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Dispatch from Delhi: The Wisdom of Cities

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Rick Fedrizzi

I find myself in one of the most amazing cities in the world as I write this. And I'm here, ironically, to talk to the people of this city about, of a...

U.S. Green Building Council Constructs a Greener Future

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2012 | College
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

Studies show that greener buildings mean lower operating costs, and better sales and occupancy rates. It only makes sense to do business this way.

Volkswagen's U.S. Assembly Plant: Building the Passat, and VW's Future

Karl Brauer | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Karl Brauer

The commitment to build an all-new U.S. automotive factory reflects a much grander long-term goal for Volkswagen: sell 800,000 cars a year in the U.S. by 2018.

Empire State Building Builds Statement Against Anti-Green Construction Myths

Neil Wagner | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Prepare to re-imagine and get your mind blown in the process. The 2.7 million-square foot Empire State Building -- brawny, angular icon of early-twentieth century grit and ambition (and still New York City's second-tallest building) -- is green.

Eco Epiphany: Big City Sports Becoming Earth Friendly

Neil Wagner | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

The Chicago Park District's Soldier Field, home of the Bears, has just received LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council -- the first NFL stadium so honored, which means the team of black and blue has gone green.

Top 10 Energy Star Cities

Posted 04.12.2012 | Green

This week, the EPA released its annual list of the 25 American cities with the highest number of Energy Star certified buildings. According to the...

A Social Network for Buildings... Honestly?

Karla Zens | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Karla Zens

Remember having to rely on restaurant recommendations of trusted friends and a handful of professional reviewers in the pre-Yelp and Chowhound world? That's where the building industry is today.

If "Corporations Are People, Too [My Friend]," Shouldn't They Behave Ethically?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Corporations can take the lead in reforming their policies and practices, and re-positioning their branding accordingly -- thereby elevating the public's perception of their products and services -- as Good Corporate Citizens.

Which States 'LEED' The Way?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

Does your state "LEED" the way with green buildings? The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, has released the...

Green Building Trends For 2012

Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

From Earth Advantage Institute: Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource that has certified more than 12,000 homes, announced...

Building a More Sustainable Future

Neil Wagner | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

The inspiration for today's comic strip, is an Iowa-based manufacturer using European technology to take the stuff we ate out of yesterday and make the stuff we use to build the stuff we'll live in tomorrow.

Are Green Military Buildings Threatened By New Spending Bill?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: You can add green building advocates to the list of people who have a gripe with the National Defense Authorizatio...

U.S. Treasury Building Goes Green

Posted 12.31.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Susan DeFreitas: The U.S. Treasury Building dates back to the 19th century and is located right next door to the White House -...

Changing The World One Commitment At A Time

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

When you walk through the doors of the Clinton Global Initiative, it's like you've landed on another planet where barriers are dissolved, opportunities are seized, and cooperation is prized.

PHOTOS: The 'Glass Box House' Could Be Yours For Under $1M

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2011 | Denver

A home in Platt Park known as the Glass Box House is listed on the market for $995,000. Built by LEED-certified architect couple Angelo and wife, ...

Village Green: How to Tell if Development Is Good for the Environment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

You have probably wondered whether or not a proposal for new development in your community was a good idea. A Citizen's Guide to LEED for Neighborhood Development is a hands-on introduction to just that.

When Government and Business Get It Really Right -- Together

Steve Leveen | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

What Maricopa County librarians heard was that 85 percent of customers arrive at the library with no particular title in mind. They want to browse. Trouble is, the Dewey Decimal System doesn't make browsing that easy.

Building Back Better: Joplin and the Case for Adaptation

Susanna Murley | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

As long we've been around, humans have blamed someone else -- gods, fates, earth itself -- for natural disasters. But, now that science suggests we have ourselves to blame, how should we react?

Denver, Poised For Greatness

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.25.2011 | Denver

The first annual Cities on the Edge study, commissioned by Edge Shaving gel and Sperling's BestPlaces, listed Denver as the third top U.S. city poised...

The Obvious Solutions Newt Gingrich Is Missing

Andy Mannle | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Newt Gingrich is an ideas man. He's all about solutions. But by environmental solutions, he means solving problems the fossil fuel industry has with environmental regulation.

Fast Food Chains Going Green? Their Efforts May Surprise You

Gay Browne | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

Given that the fast food industry is over a $100 billion dollar enterprise, we encourage that when you have to grab a quick bite to eat, do so at a chain that is making a true effort to minimize its impact on the environment.

PHOTOS: U2 Guitarist's Malibu Development Stirs Controversy

Huffington Post/AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.26.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When U2 guitarist The Edge announced plans to build a cluster of mansions overlooking the Pacific Ocean, he promised the homes would lo...

Denver's Sustainable Future

James Mejia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
James Mejia

Sustainability must be at the heart and conscience of all the city of Denver does -- now and in the future. We can no longer afford the days of wanton consumption.

Are Designers Neglecting Climate Change in Favor of Holistic Sustainability?

Ben Uyeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Uyeda

Is pursuing holistic considerations of sustainability compromising the speed at which the design community addresses carbon emissions and climate change?

Crystal Mountain Resort: Skiing for Grownups

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in Thompsonville, Michigan is a not-20something's ski dream come true. But it offers just enough moguls and just enough runs to get in a good heart-pounding.