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Forging A Climate Agreement May Have Just Gotten Easier

Michael Northrop | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Michael Northrop

There is dramatic urgency and time is short. We know that world leaders are going to have to throw everything they can at this problem to successfully combat catastrophic global warming and climate change.

Jonathan Feldman

9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

What is sustainability, and what would it look like in your own home? There are a lot of things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, like going...

As Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Squarely Focused On States and Cities

Clint Wilder | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

The recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from Clean Edge, the research and advisory firm where I am senior editor, finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others.

Ten Questions We Should Be Asking About Our Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Green buildings are mainstream now, and green infrastructure is advancing. Indeed, some progressive institutions believe it is time to begin installing "net-positive" buildings that produce more sustainable energy and water than they consume, and that generate no net waste.

Detroit Offers Builders, Developers and Dreamers a Unique Opportunity

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.09.2014 | Detroit
Rick Fedrizzi

It is in many ways an urban planner's utopia: a city craving retribution and redefinition, and one armed with thousands of hungry, skilled workers, available space and as many natural resources as any city in the country.

Making Things Right Is in Tom Darden's Blood

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Rick Fedrizzi

What can I say? Watching Tom Darden work in his adoptive hometown of New Orleans seems to be like watching a man who is to his field what Paul McCartney is to music. In other words, when it comes to sustainable building, the man is a natural.

President Obama Doubles Down on Better Buildings

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

It's a tried-and-true solution for efficiency in the federal government, and something former President Clinton has long called the closest thing we have to a "free lunch."

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...

Great Gatsby Era Building in San Francisco Goes Green

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Built in the "Great Gatsby era," this remarkable Art Deco building was the tallest tower in San Francisco for almost 40 years. Today, 140 New Montgomery may be only 33rd in height, but it's still the talk of the town, from NPR's KQED Radio in San Francisco to The Atlantic in D.C.

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.

6 Ways Chicagoland is Greener and Cleaner Than You Think (Part I)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

In 2010, Chicago was ranked the third-largest center for clean economy jobs in the nation.

Earth Day 2014

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

I admit to having mixed feelings about Earth Day for the obvious reason that "saving the planet" is a 365-day, 24/7 job. But if we can get people to focus on the central idea it represents even for a few minutes, it's worth it, right?

Kate Sheppard

The House Is Actually Set To Pass A Bipartisan Energy Bill This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy polic...

Lynne Peeples

Is Your Home, Office Or School Making You Sick?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

SEATTLE -- The Bullitt Center's composting toilets need less than a cup of captured rainwater to flush. Its rooftop solar panels keep the six-story of...

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.

This Apartment Includes Its Own Butterfly Habitat

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

Oh, San Francisco. You've really outdone yourself this time. While the green-loving city’s notorious rental market has garnered national attenti...

8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

John Farrell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
John Farrell

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gases.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The Senate is debating a bipartisan energy bill this week that if passed would become the first substantial energy legislation in six years. The En...

Could This Be The Healthiest Apartment Building In The World?

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Located all not that far from the biomass-tastic BIQ House, an eight-unit apartment complex billing itse...

The Cardboard Cathedral Is Finally Open

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Two-and-a-half years after a deadly magnitude-6.3 tremor rattled Christchurch, New Zealand, a 19th centu...

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...

Google Shares Details Of Futuristic New Office Park At NASA

XPRIZE | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Jason Dorrier Jason Dorrier is a Singularity Hub writer who has previously written for Fisher Investments and MarketMinder.com. It's no secret Go...

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.

Why Obama Should Design Green Building Certifications

Avi Yashchin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Avi Yashchin

Is it appealing to the greatest number of building owners while maintaining tough standards? Is it achieving the scale needed to tackle our urgent environmental challenges?

The Hidden Housing Crisis in Indian Country

Terri Ludwig | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Terri Ludwig

All told, about 90,000 Native families are homeless or under-housed on a given night, and Native communities nationwide face an immediate housing shortfall of 200,000 homes.