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Better Neighbors Wanted

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Every once in a while, I find myself between a rock and a hard place. It's pretty exciting when big, really high profile projects decide to use LEE...

A Tree Grows in Helsinki

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

What's more, to many Americans the presence of such things on the public landscape says something far greater about how they view themselves and the society in which they find themselves privileged to live. I know. I'm one such guy.

James Gerken

Shadowy PR Company Sets Sights On Green Buildings And Enviro Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

NEW YORK -- A front group for Washington, D.C.-based public relations firm Berman & Company is back with new targets: green buildings, green groups an...

'Super' Bowls, Fields, Stadiums, Arenas: Where We Play Has a Huge Opportunity to Be Green

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Why should sports venues be green? Their very size and scale make it a no-brainer. By the very nature of their mission, they are going to use a LOT of energy, especially if some of it is needed to keep people warm.

Dear Mr. President: Support Better Buildings Through Executive Action

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Doing more to advance better buildings would help millions of Americans save energy and save money --- and should be part of the President's agenda to help make 2014 "a breakthrough year for America."

Green Is the New Black: Greenbuild 2014

Amanda Schneider | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Amanda Schneider

Many manufacturers are continuing to struggle with the availability of green ingredients in order to make their products both green and resilient.

City of Brotherly Love to Become a City of Hope at Greenbuild 2013

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

It's been almost a year since I've seen it and yet I still find my mind regularly drifting back to Silver Linings Playbook, the 2012 Oscar-winning mov...

LEED Is Looking Forward

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

I'd be hard put to call this latest skirmish about LEED's effectiveness a raging battle; it strikes me as being typical of the passionate dialogue tha...

Existing Buildings "to Live" for

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

It just goes to prove again that even historic, commercial buildings can become energy-efficient and economically sustainable.

This Building Has As Much Impact On The Environment As A Flower

Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

HuffPost Live's Mike Sacks spoke recently with Richard V. Piacentini, Executive Director of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. They exp...

NBA's Green Week Is Unique

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

The National Basketball Association's Green Week is globally unique in all of professional sports: No other league or team dedicates an entire week every year to educating tens of millions of fans about the importance of protecting our planet.

WATCH: Actor: Obama 'Should Die In His Boots' In Climate Change Fight

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 03.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. doesn't think President Barack Obama is doing enough in the fight against climate change. "He needs ...

Dear President Obama...Green Building Can Lead America's Economic Comeback!!

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

This week, 40,000 people will gather at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco to celebrate the green building movement. And we've got a lot to cheer about.

Green Buildings On The Rise In Persian Gulf States

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With massive steel Sidra trees sprouting from the base of the building and a 9-meter (yard) high sculpture of a spider in the lob...

Crusading Architects Out Asthma-Causing Building Materials With Online Initiative

ARTINFO | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Over a decade ago, when New York architect Peter Syrett and interior designer Chris Youssef were designing a cancer center for Brooklyn's Maimonides H...

Herman Miller Embraces Nature and Engages Our Youth

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Since the middle of the 20th century Herman Miller has clearly understood that all pollution and waste are lost profit.

The Scoundrel's Handbook

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

It was Samuel Johnson who said that patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Stormwater Splashes Roof: Green Building Haiku Contest

Molly Miller | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Molly Miller

Our friends at BuildingGreen are pretty serious writers when it comes to getting the technical information out about green building. Some might even ...

AmeriCorps Fosters The Next Generation Of Social Entrepreneurs

John Gomperts | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
John Gomperts

At a time of increasing social need and tight fiscal restraints across the country, we need more opportunities for service -- through programs like AmeriCorps or others -- to continue to foster the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

An Interview With Empire State Building's Anthony Malkin: Bike Racks and Showers Won't Change the World

Michael P. Owens | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Michael P. Owens

The Empire State Building has become an inspiration and model for energy efficiency retrofits around the world.

Self-Reliance Becomes a Movement

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

The things we are fighting for and believe in are not fueled by politics, nor are they vulnerable to political rhetoric. They are the things that will make this country stronger.

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. Peace. The Netherlands Take the LEED.

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

There is much to be learned from the Dutch, who have found a way, through public and private partnerships, cultural indoctrination and political will to make green peace a part of daily life.

Which Big-Box Retailers Are the Greenest?

Gay Browne | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Gay Browne

For the fourth straight year the greenest overall retailer in Greenopia's Environmental Retailer Guide was Ikea. The Swedish retail giant is a paragon of what a brand can do when it sets its mind to be greener.

Astoria Characters: The Well-Engineered Family

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jarda Nehybka never thought he'd have a wife and two tow-headed toddlers, not at this age, 69.