April 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
San Francisco and New York City made a theme of this year's Earth Day: mandating emissions reductions from buildings.
April 2, 2019, 7am PDT
The heating and cooling of buildings must be addressed if the United States is going to curb its emissions.
October 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.
July 31, 2018, 6am PDT
The nation's capital has more square feet of green roofs than any other city in the country.
November 2, 2017, 5am PDT
Now open for public comment, a proposed rewrite to the county's zoning code embraces green buildings, lower parking minimums, and increased public engagement by developers.
Greater Greater Washington
April 12, 2015, 9am PDT
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
April 6, 2015, 1pm PDT
A U.S.EPA list ranks the cities leading the nation with the most energy efficient commercial buildings.
April 5, 2015, 5am PDT
The French Parliament has approved legislation requiring commercial buildings to partially cover their rooftops in either plants or solar panels.
October 21, 2014, 9am PDT
Alan G. Brake writes an editorial calling on the architecture and urbanism fields to push even further to reduce carbon emissions by designing (and upgrading) efficient buildings.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 12, 2014, 1pm PDT
More and more energy efficient buildings are coming online, but buildings are still a major source of energy use around the world. To track green building, the EPA recently ranked the cities with the most Energy Star buildings.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
October 7, 2013, 9am PDT
Perkins + Will, the architecture firm behind a new residence hall at Bridgewater State University, have attached an unusual provision to their green design: no mini-fridges or personal microwaves allowed.
March 14, 2013, 5am PDT
Green buildings "make business sense," says Jane Hanley, World Green Building Council CEO.
April 16, 2011, 9am PDT
Washington D.C. has built the most "green" buildings within its greater region, according to a new survey.
January 2, 2010, 9am PST
<em>Change Observer</em> interviews Casey Jones, the director of design excellence and the arts for the U.S. General Services Administration about green building and sustainability in urban design.
December 14, 2009, 6am PST
The New York City Council has passed a suite of bills hat require green retrofits on the city's buildings.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 25, 2009, 9am PDT
<em>The New York Times</em> takes a look at Greensburg, Kansas, the tornado-ravaged town that rebuilt itself to high environmental standards.
September 1, 2009, 5am PDT
LEED-certified buildings may be constructed with little energy, but some are just as energy-intensive as non "green" buildings once they're in use. This disconnect is prompting the U.S. Green Building Council to change its rules.