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Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota is well known for its efficient automobiles, but with news that 29 of their facilities have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the auto company stake their

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HKS Atlanta Office Renovation Awarded LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors

HKS Atlanta Office Renovation Awarded LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors

HKS Inc moved into their top floor offices in the Peachtree Tower after the King & Spalding law firm moved out. Taking advantage of the building's exterior balconies and sweeping views of the Atlanta

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Phipps Conservatory’s Net-Zero Center for Sustainable Landscapes Opens Next Month

Phipps Conservatory’s Net-Zero Center for Sustainable Landscapes Opens Next Month

Quite impressively, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory is expected to meet or exceed the three toughest green building and landscape standards: the Living Building Challenge,

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Heller Manus & Hornblower Win Niagara Falls Landing Competition

Heller Manus & Hornblower Win Niagara Falls Landing Competition

Hornblower, who operates tours to both Alcatraz & the Statue of Liberty, has recently been selected to operate the tours of the Niagara Falls Gorge. Working with Heller Manus Architects, who also

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Sidewalks in Bellingham, WA are Paved With Recycled Toilets

Sidewalks in Bellingham, WA are Paved With Recycled Toilets

The roads in Bellingham, WA are paved with…toilets?  Greenroads, a sustainable roadway rating system awarded its first official greenway in the state of Washington for a sidewalk incorporating recycled

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Richard Meier & Partners Unveil New Aztec-Inspired Mitikah Tower for Mexico City

Richard Meier & Partners Unveil New Aztec-Inspired Mitikah Tower for Mexico City

The slender and elegant 34-story tower rises above a transparent and translucent building base, and is part of a mixed-use master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by

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UC Irvine’s Humanities Gateway Building Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

UC Irvine’s Humanities Gateway Building Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

UC Irvine asked Fentress Architects "for a building that captured the complex, multi-disciplinary character of a humanities education -- a place to create a sense of unforeseen possibilities.” The firm

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Seattle’s Firestation 30 is a Copper-Clad Green Community Beacon

Seattle’s Firestation 30 is a Copper-Clad Green Community Beacon

Located at the juncture between the commercial activity of Rainier Avenue and the residential Mt. Baker neighborhood, Firestation no. 30 helps with the transition in scale between the two areas. Its

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Nirlon IT Park in Mumbai Turns a Mill Compound into a Cutting Edge Campus

Nirlon IT Park in Mumbai Turns a Mill Compound into a Cutting Edge Campus

In a unique redevelopment of a mill compound, Venkataramanan Associates executed a high-tech environment for Nirlon IT Park in Mumbai, India. The architects took care to incorporate several Danish best

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Cornell’s LEED Silver Plantations Center Glows Like a Lantern In the Woods

Cornell’s LEED Silver Plantations Center Glows Like a Lantern In the Woods

Situated on a plateau next to the garden knoll, the welcome center was constructed where several garden pathways meet. Built flush with the hillside, the center’s first floor has a terrace that meets

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Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

After a $100 million green renovation that took more than two years, the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification, making it the tallest building in the United States to be LEED

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Green Addition to Oakland’s Historic Temple Sinai is an Attempt to “Repair the World”

Green Addition to Oakland’s Historic Temple Sinai is an Attempt to “Repair the World”

The new addition is centered around a circulation spine that runs the length of the building behind the original temple and new facilities fronting 28th Street. This spine is composed of a mosaic stone

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Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

The Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa was completed in Dubai last year. It houses 101 floors above ground and 5 below, including a multi-level mall and

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Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Although Harvard's school color is officially crimson, it seems as though it really should be green. The USGBC announced this month that Harvard University has completed a major milestone, having achieved

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8 Affordable Chicago Eco Apartment Buildings Achieve Economies of Scale

8 Affordable Chicago Eco Apartment Buildings Achieve Economies of Scale

As a way of bringing the price per unit down, Bickerdike made use of economies of scale by building 8 apartment buildings rather than just one. The buildings range from 6 to 27 units each and area all a

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Henning Larsen’s Gleaming Crystal Towers Will Be a Sustainable Oasis in the Desert

Henning Larsen’s Gleaming Crystal Towers Will Be a Sustainable Oasis in the Desert

Central Saudi Arabia is a difficult, if not impossible, location in which to create a new sustainable development. Summer temperatures can reach 120 degrees Farenheit, annual rainfall rarely exceeds 4

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Inhabitat Interviews Nancy Somerville About Sustainable Sites Landscape Rating System Program

Inhabitat Interviews Nancy Somerville About Sustainable Sites Landscape Rating System Program

Inhabitat: Can you give us a brief overview of Sustainable Sites Initiative? Nancy: The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary partnership between the American Society of

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Richard Meiers’ Prismatic Liberty Plaza Will Bring New LEED Complex to Mexico City

Richard Meiers’ Prismatic Liberty Plaza Will Bring New LEED Complex to Mexico City

Liberty Plaza is a series of three, fifteen-story buildings on a long narrow site, which is bordered by three avenues and the commercial district. Across the street is the nature reserve with views of the

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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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Gorgeous Campbell’s Soup Green Employee Center is Mmm Mmm Good

Gorgeous Campbell’s Soup Green Employee Center is Mmm Mmm Good

Campbell’s is renowned for its pledge to encourage innovation, progression and economic growth, and wanted to represent that in the design of their employee center. The bi-level complex houses welcome

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PeopleFund’s Austin Headquarters Serves the Community and the Environment

PeopleFund’s Austin Headquarters Serves the Community and the Environment

PeopleFund's new headquarters provides them with permanent facilities in which to provide education, training, loan services, and affordable home ownership counseling and purchase opportunities. The

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Breathtaking New Forum for Science And Oceanography at the Scripps Center in San Deigo

Breathtaking New Forum for Science And Oceanography at the Scripps Center in San Deigo

The Scripps facility was built to provide a forum to help advance the study of the oceans, earth, and marine life sciences. It includes a 300-person flexible auditorium space, four oceanfront meeting

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Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World

Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World

The new city is set to be built on a combination of greenfields and existing industrial low lands. It has been planned to respect the history and culture of Nanjing while also projecting a modern and

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City Green Court in Prague Features a Living Wall and Tree In the Central Atrium

City Green Court in Prague Features a Living Wall and Tree In the Central Atrium

The new daylight-filled building is the third and final part of Richard Meier's office master plan for the Radio Plaza superblock. Inspired by Czech cubism, the exterior is a expressed as a series of

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Eastern Michigan University’s New Science Center Reaches for LEED Silver

Eastern Michigan University’s New Science Center Reaches for LEED Silver

Eastern Michigan University just unveiled a $90 million, energy-efficient addition and renovation to their Mark Jefferson Science Building. Designed by Lord, Aeck, & Sargent, the addition is pursuing

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Power Building in NYC’s Bronx Gets a LEED Gold Overhaul

Power Building in NYC’s Bronx Gets a LEED Gold Overhaul

As part of the Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Project, the Power House Building received a green roof and LEED Gold renovation, turning it into a mixed-use and energy-efficient facility. Located in Mill

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LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

The Presidio is a kind of unique beast: once an army base, now a national park. Its managing foundation, The Presidio Trust, has been federally funded since its inception, but that funding has decreased

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Nakheel Tower Designed to be the World’s Tallest Skyscraper

Nakheel Tower Designed to be the World’s Tallest Skyscraper

Designed for Dubai by Woods Bagot, the Nakheel Tower is planned to be the world's tallest skyscraper. The towering spire would stand over a kilometer tall, measuring in at 1,400 meters (4,593 ft) and

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Foster + Partners Unveils Beautiful Bank With Undulating Roof

Foster + Partners Unveils Beautiful Bank With Undulating Roof

Foster + Partners has just unveiled yet another competition-winning design - this time for a beautiful bank headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The energy-efficient building will echo the landscaping

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Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

The "Ground Zero Mosque" and community center has been a hot button topic as of late, but putting aside the heated debate on freedom of religion vs. sensitivity to victims' families and other political

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