iOS app Android app

Leed Certification

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.

All About LEED

Kaity Tsui | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kaity Tsui

This month, I thought it would be interesting to discuss New York State's growing green building practices with LEED projects popping up all over the ...

Buildings Come to Life And The Challenge of Existing Ones

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

A living building supplies its own energy needs through geothermal and photovoltaic energy and is carbon neutral.

How to Green Your Hotel Stay

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Avital Andrews

Vacations can be wonderful -- but some people check out of their eco-values as soon as they check into a hotel. These three tips should help you keep your hotel stay green.

Along For The Ride: Miyako Hybrid Hotel

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Miyako Hybrid Hotel is a new property that transports a little bit of Japan to Southern California and, in doing so, provides a very refreshing getaway from the quotidian.

Verizon's New Green Store? How Smart?

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

Verizon might be missing the bigger picture. The devices being sold use a whole lot more energy than what is being saved in an energy-efficient retail outlet.

Reclaiming Open Spaces in Our Urban Landscape

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

President Obama launched the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda that would use community-based soluti...