Green Building

The energy costs of big houses on big lots overshadow the benefits of energy efficiency.
5 days ago   CityLab
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Oct 26, 2015   Boston Society of Architects
CBRE and Maastricht University 2015 edition of an index measuring the adoption of the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard.
Jun 30, 2015   Minneapolis Star Tribune
Although net-zero buildings have yet to scale to mass adoption, a new report hopes to inspire architects and developers to join the ranks of the most energy efficient buildings in the country.
Dec 15, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
An investigative report by James West finds that the developers of the World Trade Center sacrificed a commitment to green building to retain a key tenant after damages wrought by Superstorm Sandy.
Dec 11, 2014   Mother Jones
Creating 'greener' buildings will help address climate change... right?
Dec 5, 2014   YouTube
Blog Post
I recently coauthored a paper for the Mercatus Institute (a think tank operating out of George Mason University) about the prevalence of regulations designed to promote smart growth and green building—in partic Blog Post
Oct 21, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Inherently unlovable buildings—no matter how energy efficient—lacks the stuff of longevity. How can your EcoDistrict design for lovable buildings? It may not include tearing down the historic stock.
Aug 11, 2014   PlaceShakers
A new study by the World Bank examines the benefits for policies addressing clean transportation, energy efficiency in industry, and energy efficiency in buildings in five countries and the European Union.
Jun 26, 2014   The World Bank
Baltimore's first test of the EcoDistrict green neighborhood program was enabled by a lawsuit that delayed the State Center redevelopment project for four years.
Jun 24, 2014   Baltimore Sun
With two new wind turbine installations at the tops of buildings in New York and dozens more in the pipeline, will turbines be as ubiquitous as water towers on the New York skyline?
May 28, 2014   New York Times