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HomeAway’s LEED Gold Headquarters in Austin Makes Work Feel Like a Vacation

HomeAway’s LEED Gold Headquarters in Austin Makes Work Feel Like a Vacation

Many of the architectural elements and much of the furniture in HomeAway's HQ were made from reclaimed wood, including the Nantucket-themed game room and the boardroom, which features wood beams that were

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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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Plaza Diane in Wyoming is a LEED Gold Art Center Converted from a Former Gas Station

Plaza Diane in Wyoming is a LEED Gold Art Center Converted from a Former Gas Station

Driving through town, the bright and airy Plaza Diane jumps out amongst the older buildings. The original plaza is named after a prominent civic leader Diane E. Bonner who was instrumental in developing a

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UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA's Charles E. Young Library was originally designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons in the 60s, but after the turn of the century had become outdated. Rather than tearing it down and

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Renzo Piano’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Expansion Opens This Week In Boston

Renzo Piano’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Expansion Opens This Week In Boston

“This new wing is an extraordinarily elegant workshop, a bustling counterpoint to the historic building’s serenity. Here, the thinking and the work of the Museum is performed, so that the Palace,

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US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's green features are apparent from the moment one approaches the school, as 12 wind turbines rise 45  feet into the air alongside the building. While visually impressive,

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Utah Opens Its Striking New Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Utah Opens Its Striking New Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City

The Utah Natural History Museum is the caretaker of 1.2 million objects from the fields of paleontology, archeology, ethnology, entomology, vertebrate zoology, mineralogy, botany and malacology. Not only

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PHOTOS: SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification

PHOTOS: SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification

Costing roughly $383 million, the newly renovated 640,000 square foot terminal is home to Virgin America and American Airlines, and has already met 3.2 million passengers this year alone. Completed in

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Sea Salt Refinery Renovated Into A Historic Landmark & Event Building in Vancouver

Sea Salt Refinery Renovated Into A Historic Landmark & Event Building in Vancouver

The historic waterfront building had to be raised up by updating the foundation with galvanized steel pile extensions to meet the surrounding neighborhood street level. For the rehabilitation of the

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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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LEED Gold-Designed Sanford Consortium Brings Scientists Together to Advance Biomedical Research

LEED Gold-Designed Sanford Consortium Brings Scientists Together to Advance Biomedical Research

The 150,700 sq ft research facility provides space for 330 multi-disciplinary scientists to work in a synergistic and collaborative atmosphere. The four-story building features new café and a 150-seat

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7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

Check out 7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East: Masdar's Zero Carbon, Zero Emissions City Abu Dhabi's Green Roofed Aldar Market Kuwait's LEED Gold Certified International Airport Morocco's

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Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

The new dormitories expanded the undergraduate accommodations by 30% back in 2009. The dorms are built around a shared commons and linked by a shaded arcade. Each building has its own dining facility -

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Habitat for Humanity’s Kent County Chapter Incorporates LEED Gold Standards into All of Their Homes

Habitat for Humanity’s Kent County Chapter Incorporates LEED Gold Standards into All of Their Homes

Habitat for Humanity's Kent County Chapter has always been a leader in the field of affordable and sustainable housing and even built the nation’s first affordable LEED certified home under the LEED for

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Cornell’s Geometric White Weill Hall Laboratory is an Energy Saving Machine

Cornell’s Geometric White Weill Hall Laboratory is an Energy Saving Machine

Cornell University’s Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall is a 263,000-square-foot, $113.5 million building and houses the university's life sciences department. Inside the gleaming seven-story building are a

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Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered LEED Gold Kuwait International Airport

Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered LEED Gold Kuwait International Airport

The last time we heard from Foster + Partners, they had just revealed their incredible plans for Apple's new headquarters in California. Now jumping a few ponds over, the firm has announced they will be

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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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Solar Powered 20th Street Offices Show Off Brilliant Sustainable Design in Santa Monica

Solar Powered 20th Street Offices Show Off Brilliant Sustainable Design in Santa Monica

Belzberg's offices are a great way to show off smart green design to its clients and the LEED Gold rating helps back up its claims. The roof is topped off with drought tolerant California native plants

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Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Image ©Lake Mead Imagery Floating halfway between the north and south part of the lake, the new marina is constructed with a SIP modular wall and roof system. This system improves the building's

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Sustainable Copper-Clad ASU College of Nursing Weathers Beautifully In the Arizona Sun

Sustainable Copper-Clad ASU College of Nursing Weathers Beautifully In the Arizona Sun

Located right down the block from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, the College of Nursing effectively matches a similar aesthetic with a desert colored and high-performance facade. Copper was

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V I D A Takes India’s Urbanization Outside City Limits With This Residential Township

V I D A Takes India’s Urbanization Outside City Limits With This Residential Township

Although very few details have been given about this project, it is expected to cover 100 acres and house up to 40,000 residents. An international consortium of architects, V I D A will aspire to

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Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

After years of trying to redevelop the site into social housing, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) finally got a boost from HUD and brought on David Baker to re-envision the site. The new 7.5 acre

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Stylish H2hotel Features An Undulating Green Roof and a Bevy of Eco Amenities

Stylish H2hotel Features An Undulating Green Roof and a Bevy of Eco Amenities

The hotel's site, which was formerly a defunct gas station, is now a vibrant space in the downtown area with an engaging ground floor that draws in more than just hotel guests. Accordian-style glass doors

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South Vancouver’s Soaring Sunset Community Center Connects With Nature

South Vancouver’s Soaring Sunset Community Center Connects With Nature

Sunset Community Center is set in an ethnically diverse neighborhood and next to the fields, greenhouses and planting beds of the adjacent Vancouver Park Board site. Inside the center houses a

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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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Former Airbase Transformed Into LEED Gold ASU Polytechnic Campus

Former Airbase Transformed Into LEED Gold ASU Polytechnic Campus

Environmental strategies were taken into consideration throughout the campus' design. The plan is based on a 30’x30’ repetitive module that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate future curriculum

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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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Ennead’s Gateway Center Sustainably Enhances Westchester Community College

Ennead’s Gateway Center Sustainably Enhances Westchester Community College

The 70,000 square foot facility is composed of two wings joined by a large daylit atrium and houses the Welcome Center and International Student Office. General classrooms, faculty offices, and the

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Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation Finds A Home In An Old Paper Warehouse

Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation Finds A Home In An Old Paper Warehouse

As you might expect for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, biking is a central facet of the work culture in the non-profit. Bike storage and showers for employees played a fairly central role in the design

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Walsh College Achieves LEED Gold Through Innovative Design

Walsh College Achieves LEED Gold Through Innovative Design

Walsh College in Troy, Michigan recently went through unusual lengths to earn its LEED Gold certification. The campus primarily hosts evening classes for mid-career professionals who commute to school

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