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Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally

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More States Ban LEED Certification System Due to Timber Industry Opposition

More States Ban LEED Certification System Due to Timber Industry Opposition

Though the amendments and executive orders banning green certification do not actually cite LEED by name, they challenge any green building certification not recognized by the American National Standards

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New North Carolina Law Could Ban LEED Certification Due to Forestry Dispute

New North Carolina Law Could Ban LEED Certification Due to Forestry Dispute

There is a debate raging between the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) - and LEED certification is caught in the middle. Treehugger reports that the latest

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The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words just launched a line of 12 typographic, inspirational graphics available as prints or laser-engraved bamboo boards. The boards have a beautiful hand feel and they are sourced from

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LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

The LivingHomes project in Los Altos achieved the “Z6” environmental goals that the Santa Monica-based firm sets for all of its projects. All of the wood used in the construction is from Forest

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San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

John Maniscalco Architecture has had plenty of projects hobbled by historical preservation policies (a common complaint from progressive architects attempting to rebuild historic San Francisco) so a

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Mattel and Barbie Give Up Deforestation to Win Our Hearts (And Hopefully Ken’s) Back

Mattel and Barbie Give Up Deforestation to Win Our Hearts (And Hopefully Ken’s) Back

In June, we were shocked to hear of the break-up of one of the world's most famous couples -- Barbie and Ken -- and Greenpeace reported that the culprit was Barbie's dependence on deforestation for her

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Alvisilkchair is an Eco Chair Inspired by Traditional Looms

Alvisilkchair is an Eco Chair Inspired by Traditional Looms

Designer Asa Karner of Alvi Design recently unveiled her Alvisilkchair at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. The beautiful geometric chair has been built from FSC certified oak and is threaded with

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Pratt Students Design Eco-Friendly Office Furniture for West Elm

Pratt Students Design Eco-Friendly Office Furniture for West Elm

Just yesterday the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation and home furnishings company West Elm introduced their eco-friendly office collection. This amazing product line began with a

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BKLYN DESIGNS SNEAK PEEK: Argington Toy Box

BKLYN DESIGNS SNEAK PEEK: Argington Toy Box

Brooklyn Designs is one of our favorite design shows, and one reason why is that it boasts an amazing array of eco-friendly kids' furniture. Today, we've been fortunate enough to sneak a peek at one of

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Woodloops’ Gorgeous FSC-Certified Furniture

Woodloops’ Gorgeous FSC-Certified Furniture

These gorgeous pieces of FSC certified wooden furniture were created by German design company Woodloops. Founded in 2003 by product designer/carpenter René Mueller and forester Nina Griesshammer,

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