With supporting evidence from a USA TODAY analysis, Thomas Frank examines the LEED points system and finds that certification, and the tax breaks and other rewards that go with it, can be easily obtained without proven environmental impact.
Oct 30, 2012 USA Today
As the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) hands out its most recent awards, Sarah Morrison chronicles the mainstreaming of green building in Britain.
Apr 15, 2012 The Independent
Tom Stoelker reports on a program that's teaching inner-city youngsters valuable skills – by training them to build its own headquarters.
Mar 28, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Andrew Michler gives an overview of a brand new social networking platform that could reshape how we evaluate and compare buildings.
Mar 23, 2012 Inhabitat
William Pentland notes a crescendo in the clamor for green buildings in the upscale, commercial market.
Mar 22, 2012 Forbes
In a piece for GE's <em>Ecomagination</em>, Michael d'Estries takes a look at five cities that set the bar for cutting carbon, recycling waste, and making space for Mother Nature.
Mar 21, 2012 Ecomagination
Taking a page from the locavore food movement, an architectural competition in Vancouver asks entrants to design a home using materials made or recycled within 100 miles of the city, writes Mark Boyer.
Feb 27, 2012 Good
Even in New York City, it's a pain to try to "green" a building with insulation, overhangs, and other methods that violate zoning. Katharine Jose reports on the Zone Green Text Amendment, which addresses such impediments, and the team behind it.
Jan 31, 2012 Capital New York
The commonwealth's nonprofit affordable housing developers are outgreening their market-rate peers, bringing green building up to scale statewide.
Jan 20, 2012 Shelterforce
Energy efficiency has become as compelling as "the new granite countertop" for home sales and rentals.
Jan 10, 2012 Urban Land