Green Building

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
An exhibit in Paris presents elaborate, lush visions of "La Ville Fertile", or "The Fertile City."
Jul 25, 2011   Design Observer
The Los Angeles Times calls the Leipert-Pasker residence "the greenest house in L.A." In fact, the only thing that isn't green about this three-story home is its color.
Jun 29, 2011   The Los Angeles Times
New studies are proving that replacing already built buildings with new, energy-efficient ones is not good environmental sense.
Jun 7, 2011   Miller-McCune
The project converted a nine-acre parking lot into an ambitious urbanist community, which revitalized a nearby natural water channel, added high density housing, retail, and integrated a walkable design.
Jun 7, 2011   Grist
The Natural Resources Defense Council has prepared a 44-page 'Citizen's Guide' to the green building principles contained in the LEED-Neighborhood Development rating system for the layperson and organizations to apply in their own neighborhoods.
May 29, 2011   The Atlantic
Climate scientists have warned Chicago's planners that the City will be significantly warmer and wetter by the end of theentury. And from street trees to building standards, that message is infiltrating Chicago's planning and design.
May 23, 2011   A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast
The 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition turned up some unusual and futuristic designs for future skyscrapers and other structures, from a reimagined Hoover Dam to a Ferris Wheel-shaped wind turbine.
Apr 24, 2011   Popular Science
Sustainable design and historic preservation design have sometimes been at odds. But a group of experts says these two goals can work together to improve building sustainability.
Mar 29, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
It's official, says the EPA: Living in a TOD reduces greenhouse gas emissions more than living in a green, single family home and driving a Prius. The study places major emphasis on local land use decisions in an effort to fight climate change.
Mar 18, 2011   New Urban Network
The Vauban District in southern Germany is a small community built around a green transportation scheme, but it has become much more: a model of cooperative decision-making, sustainability and eco-planning.
Feb 5, 2011   The Cereplast Blog