Green Building

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 Opinion
12 hours ago   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
The latest dust up over green building rating systems, especially their efficacy relative to each other, highlights the danger of mixing the ideals of environmentalism with the self-interest of running an environmentalist organization.
May 20, 2014   Ecobuilding Pulse
Architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown bring a new model for ecologically responsible urban planning to China.
Oct 21, 2013   The Wall Street Journal
Kaid Benfield spotlights an innovative federal program that is "not very well known but deserves to be." The "Greening America’s Capitals" program aims to make America's state capitals showpieces for green infrastructure and green building practices.
Jan 30, 2013   NRDC Switchboard
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