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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."

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...

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...

Stop Building. Now.

Lance Hosey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

Buildings use more energy than any other single industry, accounting for half of all energy and three quarters of electricity consumed in this country.

Pouring Water on Sand

Bridgett Luther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bridgett Luther

It can be a frustrating place advocating as the underdog in a battle against special interest groups. But I won't pour water on the beach or stomp down our sand castles. Instead, I will start looking for new ways to inspire and drive market demand for green products.

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...

A Better Standard of Better Design

Lance Hosey | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Lance Hosey

Over the past decade the LEED rating system has cut annual carbon emissions by 9.4 million tons -- the equivalent of taking 1.5 million cars off the road. Such numbers show real progress. But there's one problem: Many of these buildings aren't doing as well as expected.

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?

White Roofs, Green Myth?

Samir Ibrahim | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Samir Ibrahim

White reflective roofing certainly has its place, which is primarily in southern climates. But as a green solution in northern states, it's just not that cool.

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 -...