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Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Talk about a smart building! The new Tacoma Center for Urban Waters goes beyond clever design and construction techniques. The recently opened research center and environmental laboratory actually has the

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Report Reveals the Cost of LEED Certification

Report Reveals the Cost of LEED Certification

LEED is one of the world's most well-known green building rating systems. But, like any popular system, it has both its supporters as well as its detractors. High-profile architects have sparked debate

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Shimmering Villas in the Sky for Riyadh Utilize Unique Glazing System

Shimmering Villas in the Sky for Riyadh Utilize Unique Glazing System

A shimmering design for a mixed-use tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is hoping to achieve LEED certification by utilizing an intriguing glazing system that provides both shade and light. Designed by Danish

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Greensburg Kansas Rebuilds Better and Greener After Tornado!

Greensburg Kansas Rebuilds Better and Greener After Tornado!

After the tornado, the community gathered together and drafted a plan to rebuild, which included the commitment to build up to LEED Platinum standards and become a model green town for the future. Maybe

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Is LEED Still Leading the Way for Green Building?

Is LEED Still Leading the Way for Green Building?

For the past five years Inhabitat has written about many LEED buildings. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system has proven to be enormously successful at pushing commercial

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Frank Gehry Slams Sustainability, Criticizes LEED

Frank Gehry Slams Sustainability, Criticizes LEED

Frank Gehry is probably the most well-known living architect in the world, and because he is in such a spotlight, we would hope he would make the most of his role-model status and call attention to what

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World’s Most Advanced Hospital Will Also Be Green

World’s Most Advanced Hospital Will Also Be Green

A new hospital to be built in Stockholm wants to be to health sciences what the Large Hadron Collider is to physicists.  The new Karolinska Solna University Hospital is expected to become the world's

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Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Although not particularly known for its skyscrapers, Latin America will soon have their very own eco tower to add to the growing mix of green skyscrapers all over the world. Torre Reforma, designed by

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San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

The four diamond W San Francisco hotel has made history by earning the first LEED certification of an existing building belonging to a major hotel brand.

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Minnesota Twins Start the Season in a Great Green Ballpark

Minnesota Twins Start the Season in a Great Green Ballpark

The Minnesota Twins are set to christen their new green stadium on April 12th in a game against the Boston Red Sox! Target Field is ready for opening day and during its construction no green features were

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Jean Nouvel Unveils Sustainably-Designed National Museum of Qatar

Jean Nouvel Unveils Sustainably-Designed National Museum of Qatar

Yesterday the Qatar Museum Authority and Jean Nouvel (Pritzker Prize-winning architect) unveiled plans for the new National Museum of Qatar. The cultural center is inspired by the desert architecture and

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Miapolis LEED Eco-City Could Be Next World’s Tallest Building

Miapolis LEED Eco-City Could Be Next World’s Tallest Building

Designed to be built on Watson Island, Miapolis would measure about 183 meters higher than the Burj Khalifa. The staggering 160-floor eco-city would contain a bevy of entertainment and residential spaces

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First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Coming to LA

First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Coming to LA

A design for the new Los Angeles NFL stadium is in the works and it is set to be the first NFL stadium ever to become LEED certified. Designed by Aedas, a global architecture firm, the Los Angeles Stadium

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Renovated Sugar Refinery to Provide Sweet New Homes in Brooklyn

Renovated Sugar Refinery to Provide Sweet New Homes in Brooklyn

An old sugar refinery in Brooklyn is getting a second chance at the sweet life thanks to the designers at Rafael Vinoly Architects (RVA) PC, who have proposed a massive green renovation for the

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Philadelphia Announces the Tallest LEED Certified Building in US

Philadelphia Announces the Tallest LEED Certified Building in US

Located in downtown Philadelphia right above the Suburban rail station, the Comcast Center has been awarded the title of “tallest LEED certified building in the US” after earning a Gold

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Tallest Building in Asia Revealed for Seoul, South Korea

Tallest Building in Asia Revealed for Seoul, South Korea

A new super skyscraper has just been announced for South Korea and will tower over all other buildings in Asia when it is complete in 2014. From a global perspective, Lotte Super Tower 123, designed by

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The White House Takes Aim at LEED Certification

The White House Takes Aim at LEED Certification

The White House is doing its part in leading the way to a more sustainable nation. Not only are they growing their own food on site with Michelle Obama's garden, but now even they're aiming for LEED

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New York Mandates That All New Government Buildings Go Green

New York Mandates That All New Government Buildings Go Green

As you may already know, New York is the home of Inhabitat's main headquarters and we are super proud to announce that Governor Paterson has just signed the State Green Building Construction Act mandating

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Dockside Green’s Synergy Named to AIA/COTE Top 10

Dockside Green’s Synergy Named to AIA/COTE Top 10

We reported on Dockside Green last summer and now the Victoria, BC project is back in the headlines. Dockside is slated to be the world’s first Platinum LEED-certified community, and Synergy, its first

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LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

Calling all aspiring green builders and LEED professionals! Today is the LAST DAY to register to take the old LEED AP exam in NYC. The new test after June 30th will be much harder, so if you are hoping

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1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

Eye-catching aesthetics and implementation of a bevy of green building practices have brought a new oxymoron into consideration in the form of the Santa Monica Civic Center parking structure. This

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