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Dallas Among First U.S. Cities to Mandate Green Building Standards

Dallas Among First U.S. Cities to Mandate Green Building Standards

Dallas has become one of the first cities in the United States to implement mandatory green building standards. As of October 1, 2013, all residential and commercial projects must meet the Dallas Green

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Dominican Sisters House of Formation in San Rafael Becomes the First LEED-Certified Convent in the US

Dominican Sisters House of Formation in San Rafael Becomes the First LEED-Certified Convent in the US

During the planning stage, the Dominican sisters studied the Earth Charter, an international document outlining the principles needed to create a just and environmentally sustainable world in the 21st

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Friends For Life Houston is the Only LEED-Certified No Kill Animal Shelter in Texas

Friends For Life Houston is the Only LEED-Certified No Kill Animal Shelter in Texas

The Don Sanders Adoption Center is located in an existing warehouse in an urban, mixed-used community near downtown. Instead of opting for a remote, out-of-town site, an urban location like this places

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Seattle’s Bertschi Elementary School is the World’s Fourth Living Building

Seattle’s Bertschi Elementary School is the World’s Fourth Living Building

Seattle's Bertschi Elementary School was just certified as the world's fourth Living Building. The elementary school, situated in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, is a 3,380-square-foot

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Starbucks Opens Drive-Thru Made from Recycled Shipping Containers in Northglenn, CO

Starbucks Opens Drive-Thru Made from Recycled Shipping Containers in Northglenn, CO

The new Northglenn location is part of a pilot program launched by Starbucks to open a series of environmentally-friendly coffee shops around the world that push the design envelope. The green coffee

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University of Scranton’s LEED Silver Loyola Science Center Uses Sustainable Design To Encourage Collaboration

University of Scranton’s LEED Silver Loyola Science Center Uses Sustainable Design To Encourage Collaboration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp-wRjfRt3s There's no doubt that the look and feel of higher education is changing. Massive lecture halls, where students are merely a face in the crowd, and teachers

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Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

In 2010, Adjaye Associates won a competition to design two new neighborhood libraries for Washington, DC. Both of the new libraries are energy efficient, and they both respond to the natural landscape and

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Beachaus II is a Smart LEED Platinum Home in White Rock, British Columbia

Beachaus II is a Smart LEED Platinum Home in White Rock, British Columbia

Designed to take advantage of the available light, the home maximizes privacy and views of the bay. With over 2,000 square feet of living space, Beachaus II includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a

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Beijing’s Encapsulated ‘Parkview Green FangCaoDi’ Has Its Own Energy-Efficient Microclimate

Beijing’s Encapsulated ‘Parkview Green FangCaoDi’ Has Its Own Energy-Efficient Microclimate

Parkview Green FangCaoDi is a 800,000 sq ft mixed-use development and is quite possibly one of the largest sustainable projects in the city. The collaborative design work of Integrated Design Associates

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Msheireb in Downtown Doha, Qatar Will Be the World’s Largest LEED-Certified Community When Completed

Msheireb in Downtown Doha, Qatar Will Be the World’s Largest LEED-Certified Community When Completed

Phase One of Msheireb is currently underway. A historic neighborhood that has fallen into disrepair, the site includes historic homes up to 100 years old that will be preserved and incorporated into the

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2-22 Office Building is a Glass-Encased High-Performance Landmark in Montreal

2-22 Office Building is a Glass-Encased High-Performance Landmark in Montreal

LE 2-22 was inaugurated at the beginning of February and serves as the new flagship building to the Quartier des Spectacles. Located at the intersection of St. Catherine St. and St. Laurent Blvd, the

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

As one of the greenest citites in the nation, New York City is known as being a sustainable urban trail blazer, whether it's through turning aging infrastructure into world class parks or passing

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Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

The flight of WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo celebrated the recent completion of the main hangar and visitor's experience center. Sir Richard Branson was on hand to lead the ceremony and was joined by

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Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia

Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is renowned for its natural beauty and fisheries, but it isn't as well known for its skyscrapers. After all, the tallest building in Halifax, the capital city, has

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The Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature

The Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature

Ipe hardwood planks form a large walkway, a deck, a wall, and a slatted-light filtering sunshade that covers the deck, all of which are supported by a steel frame. The interior meeting rooms feature

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

While we write about innovative green buildings every day on Inhabitat, as New Yorkers, being located right in the heart of New York City affords us the opportunity to see firsthand many of the most

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Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

The new Energy Center at Oregon State University (OSU) has just been certified LEED Platinum, making it the first LEED Platinum power plant in the United States. The center became fully functional in June

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Burchfield Penney: New York State’s First LEED-Certified Art Museum

Burchfield Penney: New York State’s First LEED-Certified Art Museum

The new Burchfield Penney Art Center, in Buffalo, New York, is the state’s first museum to earn LEED Silver certification. Opened in November in 2008, the new facility earned the necessary 26 points

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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The six-story, 120,000 square

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Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

The $265-million makeover, turned Gehry's 1980 enclosed three story structure into an outdoor mall experience that's on its way to LEED Silver.

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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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Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics has yet another feather to add to their cap - they now have the greenest neighborhood in the world. Yesterday, Millennium Waters, the Olympic Athlete's Village located on

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Habitat for Humanity and NYC Team Up for LEED Certified Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity and NYC Team Up for LEED Certified Affordable Housing

41 families in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York are celebrating the first weeks of the new year in new green homes. On a lot on Atlantic Avenue that once held 12 townhouses, Habitat for

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Vancouver 2010 Promises Greenest Olympic Games Ever

Vancouver 2010 Promises Greenest Olympic Games Ever

From the world’s largest hydrogen bus fleet to a six-acre multi-use Olympic Oval, British Columbia appears determined to host the “greenest games ever” in Vancouver come February. The

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Kaplan Thompson House: Virginia’s First LEED Platinum Home

Kaplan Thompson House: Virginia’s First LEED Platinum Home

Arlington, Virginia recently received its first LEED Platinum home, which simultaneously holds the honor of Best Single Family Residential Project from the Virginia Sustainable Building Network. A

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ANARA TOWER: Dubai’s Titanic Turbine-Shaped Superstructure

ANARA TOWER: Dubai’s Titanic Turbine-Shaped Superstructure

It seems that hardly a week passes before Dubai's prospective skyline is updated with plans for yet another soaring skyscraper or incredible development. The latest world-class superstructure to grace the

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Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Pittsburgh will soon see the completion of its first skyscraper to be constructed in 20 years. Dubbed Three PNC Plaza, the structure will be situated in downtown Pittsburgh and will be one of the largest

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

Earlier this summer the brains at Marmol Radziner and Associantes revealed a sleek series of “accessory buildings” including their new Rincon 5 prefab. The clean-lined guest unit features an excellent

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