Green Building

November 23, 2015, 5am PST
The energy costs of big houses on big lots overshadow the benefits of energy efficiency.
CityLab
October 26, 2015, 7am PDT
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Boston Society of Architects
June 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 15, 2014, 2pm PST
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.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 11, 2014, 6am PST
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.
Mother Jones
December 5, 2014, 7am PST
Creating 'greener' buildings will help address climate change... right?
YouTube
Blog post
October 21, 2014, 2pm PDT
A recent Mercatus Institute paper addresses the frequency of minimum density regulations, maximum parking requirements, and similar regulations.
Michael Lewyn
August 11, 2014, 11am PDT
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.
PlaceShakers
June 26, 2014, 11am PDT
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.
The World Bank
June 24, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2014, 6am PDT
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?
New York Times
May 20, 2014, 12pm PDT
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.
Ecobuilding Pulse
October 21, 2013, 10am PDT
Architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown bring a new model for ecologically responsible urban planning to China.
The Wall Street Journal
January 30, 2013, 12pm PST
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.
NRDC Switchboard
October 30, 2012, 7am PDT
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.
USA Today
April 15, 2012, 11am PDT
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.
The Independent
March 28, 2012, 7am PDT
Tom Stoelker reports on a program that's teaching inner-city youngsters valuable skills – by training them to build its own headquarters.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 23, 2012, 10am PDT
Andrew Michler gives an overview of a brand new social networking platform that could reshape how we evaluate and compare buildings.
Inhabitat
March 22, 2012, 7am PDT
William Pentland notes a crescendo in the clamor for green buildings in the upscale, commercial market.
Forbes
March 21, 2012, 10am PDT
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.
Ecomagination