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Melrose Commons Earns First LEED Neighborhood Honors in NYC

Melrose Commons Earns First LEED Neighborhood Honors in NYC

In 1994 an Urban Renewal Plan threatened to price out the residents of Melrose Commons in the South Bronx. In an effort to keep their neighborhood, the residents formed a community group aptly named Nos

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The Greenest Library in New York Opens Today

The Greenest Library in New York Opens Today

The Battery Park Library finally opens today and it just so happens to be the greenest library branch of the New York Public Library system! Certified LEED Gold and built at the base of a LEED certified

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Jean Nouvel Unveils Reflective LEED Certified Skyscraper in NYC

Jean Nouvel Unveils Reflective LEED Certified Skyscraper in NYC

French architect Jean Nouvel recently unveiled a shining new LEED Certified skyscraper on 11th avenue in New York City. The building features a stunning facade composed of 1,700 different panes of glass

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Future Downtown Brooklyn Citypoint Mall Seeking LEED Silver

Future Downtown Brooklyn Citypoint Mall Seeking LEED Silver

Just across the Manhattan bridge, downtown Brooklyn is bustling with shoppers running from store to store, and stores there are a plenty! That's why it's a little confusing to us that the city of New York

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Back on Greener Greater Buildings Plan

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Back on Greener Greater Buildings Plan

Last Friday, NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced that he would be dropping a measure that was a part of the ambitious Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) which called for buildings over 50,000 square feet to

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Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

This week the International Living Building Institute released its new green building standard to the public at Greenbuild 2009. Version 2.0 expands on its already impressive focus to now cover social

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ANNOUNCING: Our Next Green Talk with Tom Hicks of the USGBC!

ANNOUNCING: Our Next Green Talk with Tom Hicks of the USGBC!

ATTENTION GREEN BUILDERS! We're still energized from the success of our Webcast Editors Roundtable yesterday, and we're thrilled to announce the next installation of Green Talks this coming Monday! On

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Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Living in New York City, I've lost touch with the concept of affordable housing. However, after competition finalists were announced for an affordable student housing complex in the historic center of

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Earthquake-Proof Wood House Survives 7.5 Magnitude Quake

Earthquake-Proof Wood House Survives 7.5 Magnitude Quake

If you're in search of a home that can withstand even the most powerful natural disasters, the solution might reside in the nearest tree. A team of researchers from five universities are currently working

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Bernie Madoff Serves Sentence at U.S.’s Only LEED-Certified Prison

Bernie Madoff Serves Sentence at U.S.’s Only LEED-Certified Prison

You might not be the biggest fan of swindler Bernie Madoff, but at least he is supporting the green building movement by serving out his prison sentence in the U.S.'s only LEED-certified correctional

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Announcing: The Comcast Town Design Contest Winner!

Announcing: The Comcast Town Design Contest Winner!

You may remember that back in April we announced a design contest to do a virtual room makeover in Comcast Town. The prize was a collection of sweet new home entertainment electronics and a green room

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Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Although it seems like the media often regards China as the biggest greenwasher in the world, it is hard to dispute sustainable building when pure architectural facts and innovations are involved. The

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The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

Known for showcasing the latest innovations in architecture, construction, design, and green-building practices on the West Coast, Sunset magazine’s Idea House program recently debuted its latest

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Links Roundup of the Week: Keeping Cool

Links Roundup of the Week: Keeping Cool

Whew! Summer is definitely just around the corner. We can feel the humidity intensifying with each day in New York City and we know it will only be a matter of time before the heat will really be upon us.

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Empire State Building to Receive Eco Renovation

Empire State Building to Receive Eco Renovation

The Empire State Building, once the world's tallest building and the skyscraper famously scaled by King Kong, is now set for a $100 million 'green renovation.' The great symbol of New York and America,

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Re-Cover House Wins AIA Award for Renovations

Re-Cover House Wins AIA Award for Renovations

When the new owners of this beautiful wood-clad home decided they needed to update and add a bit more space to the house, who better to renovate it than the architects who designed the original? Re-enter,

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ECO•LABORATORY: Seattle’s Exemplary Eco Community

ECO•LABORATORY: Seattle’s Exemplary Eco Community

The Eco•Laboratory is an exemplary green complex designed around a vibrant community garden In Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. Conceived by Weber Thompson, the project recently won the Natural Design

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Green Home 101: Talking Trash

Green Home 101: Talking Trash

Considering the fact that the average person produces 4.5 pounds of waste per day according to the EPA, we would be remiss not to address the question of household waste in our exploration of what it

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Green Home 101: “Greenovating” Your Kitchen

Green Home 101: “Greenovating” Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home. The average American spends three to five hours a day in the kitchen – preparing food, eating, hanging out, entertaining, standing in front of the fridge (with the

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7 Bad Habits of Eco-Design Driven Consumers

7 Bad Habits of Eco-Design Driven Consumers

Inhabitat is proud to present our readers with the world's most exciting developments in future-forward design. Still, the stunning array of beautiful green furnishings and stylish products available

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GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

From green cleaning products to energy-efficient appliances, Green Home 101 has delved into several different aspects of what makes a sustainable, environmentally responsible household. But what about

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HOW TO: Green Your Work Place

HOW TO: Green Your Work Place

Its 9am on a Wednesday morning and you find yourself preparing for your day with a cup of coffee in hand and your daily Inhabitat Digest open on your desktop. But today is no ordinary day. Today when

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Affordable and still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects

Affordable and still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects

On Fridays, we feature homes that we feel are environmentally responsible, but as one might suspect, architecture can also be good for the soul. MMA Architects recently completed a home built out of

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Green Home 101 – Meet the Experts

Green Home 101 – Meet the Experts

We can’t all be dark greens but, as Inhabitat’s Green Home 101 series shows, the sum of many small choices can make a big difference in the long run. Consumers might be criticized for belonging to the

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GREEN HOME 101 – Buying Water Saving Appliances

GREEN HOME 101 – Buying Water Saving Appliances

This blue planet we call home is covered in water – from majestic mountain lakes, to expansive seas, to windy creeks, to home faucet flows. With a seemingly endless supply of fresh potable water coming

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GREEN HOME 101 – Guide to Green Cleaning

GREEN HOME 101 – Guide to Green Cleaning

What does it take to lead a good, green lifestyle? With more and more ‘green’ products hitting the market, the conscientious consumer now faces a veritable morass of choices; small important everyday

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“Architecture School” Reality Show Premieres on Sundance

“Architecture School” Reality Show Premieres on Sundance

With the current vogue of reality tv shows sweeping the networks, we're excited to see one with an admirable humanitarian design mission. Architecture School is a new series that follows twelve

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AFM SAFECOAT: The Safest ‘Eco’ Paint Around

AFM SAFECOAT: The Safest ‘Eco’ Paint Around

There's a lot of talk about indoor air quality and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) these days, and if you've been paying attention, you may know that paint can play a large part in contributing to poor

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A Unique Solar Powered Community in Canada

A Unique Solar Powered Community in Canada

The Drake Landing Solar Community is the first solar powered community of North America. Located in the town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, the project sets a wonderful example of how every household can

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The Human-Powered Floating Gym!

The Human-Powered Floating Gym!

Have you ever pedaled on a stationary bike at the gym and thought to yourself: ‘What if this energy I am exerting could be used for something better than just making me sweat?” Well now a new

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