December 16, 2008, 5am PST
The State of Connecticut will enact a new green building code in January, and builders are already calling it "awkward" and "unworkable".
November 12, 2008, 10am PST
While many construction and development projects are finding trouble getting funded, sustainable design firms are hanging in there.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 10, 2008, 12pm PST
In what may prove a decisive test to see the political limits of what green building offers developers, a LEED Platinum, 10-story office building is proposed along San Francisco's tightly regulated waterfront - exceeding the height limit by 40 feet.
September 24, 2008, 12pm PDT
Renzo Piano's new Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco is bursting with green technology and alive with plants.
August 25, 2008, 5am PDT
A handful of thinkers and architects are pushing past LEED requirements to design buildings that generate more energy than they use.
August 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
The new NY Times Building designed by Renzo Piano snubbed LEED certification to find a different path to sustainability. Writer William Bostwick reflects on the LEED checklist and why the system is broken.
June 13, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The 5-4-7 Arts Center in Greensburg, Kansas gets a LEED platinum designation- evidence that the town, which was 95% destroyed by a tornado in May, 2006, is making good on its sustainable rebuilding plan.</p>
June 9, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The Waco Chamber of Commerce is credited with inspiring a renaissance in downtown, developing their new headquarters on a former parking lot. They hope to receive LEED certification - the first U.S. chamber building to receive this designation.</p>
May 27, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Critics worry that cities who require new developments to meet LEED-ND standards will sacrifice affordable housing for sustainability.</p>
Washington Business Journal
May 6, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A year after a tornado destroyed the city of Greensburg, Kansas, the city and its residents are bounding back in an economically and environmentally sustainable way.</p>
April 26, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The vast majority of LEED-certified green buildings in the U.S. are located in major cities, leading some to wonder whether there might be an inherent bias in LEED's standards.</p>
April 12, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A New York developer is unveiling plans for a fleet of luxury homes that aim to comply with LEED environmental standards. But this article from <em>The New York Times</em> wonders whether that really makes the homes green.</p>
February 27, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>The city of San Francisco is considering a proposal to require most new commercial and residential buildings to comply with the green building standard LEED.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor