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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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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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Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability

Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability

WASA/Studio A was commissioned to design the 120,000 sq foot academic building, which houses digital arts departments, as well as student services, gallery space, administration offices and retail on the

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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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Northwest Maritime Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Northwest Maritime Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington is promoting and preserving a rich maritime heritage in an equally rich sustainable environment. The center was recently awarded LEED GOLD for

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SOM’s LEED Gold Park Hotel is a Modern Indian Palace

SOM’s LEED Gold Park Hotel is a Modern Indian Palace

The Park Hotel in Hyderabad is distinguished by its impressive facade of perforated metal, which serves as a sun and rain screen that protects the building's high-performance windows. Daylighting,

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LEED Gold Veer Towers Soar Over CityCenter in Las Vegas

LEED Gold Veer Towers Soar Over CityCenter in Las Vegas

One reporter has appropriately described the twin condominium buildings as leaning "across one another like a pair of drunken revelers." Others may see the 37-story glass towers as a welcome departure

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Salvaged Cedar Longhouse Inspired by Native Architecture

Salvaged Cedar Longhouse Inspired by Native Architecture

The new 12,500 sq ft multi-purpose education facility opened in January of 2010 and is centrally located on the campus. Alfred Waugh, of Chipweyan descent, was tasked with designing a facility that would

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Green-Roofed Port of Portland Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold

Green-Roofed Port of Portland Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold

Image © Bruce Forster Photography The 10-story building was inspired by the form of an airplane hull, and it sits right in front of the PDX main terminal on top of a new parking structure. The

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Pacific Ridge High School Goes for LEED Gold

Pacific Ridge High School Goes for LEED Gold

Pacific Ridge, a private high school located in Carlsbad, CA is aiming to be one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable campuses in the country, seeking LEED for Schools Gold certification.

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LEED Gold Community Springs up in Hunters Point, SF

LEED Gold Community Springs up in Hunters Point, SF

Located along the highly anticipated Third Street Light Rail in San Francisco’s Bayview District, the project is part of a larger transit-oriented development that will set the precedent for future

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New LEED Gold Old Faithful Education Center in Yellowstone

New LEED Gold Old Faithful Education Center in Yellowstone

Image © Justin Lubke/Yellowstone Park Foundation Since four out of every five visitors to the National Park make a stop to see Old Faithful spout into the air, the education center does its best to

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Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Located in Miami's Brickell Financial District, the new tower hosts over 582,000 sq ft of leasable 'class A' space. And unlike most buildings in the Miami area, the new Brickell building features

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Oakland Fire Station Honored With LEED Gold Certification

Oakland Fire Station Honored With LEED Gold Certification

We ♥ firefighters -- not just because they save our lives and protect our city (and look good in their uniforms...), but also because their newest fire station has been designed to be über energy

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South America’s Tallest Building Set to Open in 2012!

South America’s Tallest Building Set to Open in 2012!

The Costanera Center in Santiago, Chile which will include the tallest building in South America has been on the boards for some time, and an opening date of 2012 has finally been announced! Located in

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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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Global Headquarters for Wildlife Conservation Society Sits Lightly on the Earth

Global Headquarters for Wildlife Conservation Society Sits Lightly on the Earth

The new headquarters for the Wildlife Conservation Society treads lightly on the earth even though it has a big impact globally as it works to protect wildlife and save wild places. Designed by FXFOWLE,

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Rackspace Converts Vacant Shopping Mall Into LEED Gold Headquarters

Rackspace Converts Vacant Shopping Mall Into LEED Gold Headquarters

It's the perfect example of our potential to create a technologically-savvy sustainable future: Rackspace, an IT hosting and cloud computing company, recently turned a vacant shopping mall into its LEED

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Stunning Zinc-Skinned Office Wins 2010 ZeroFootprint Award

Stunning Zinc-Skinned Office Wins 2010 ZeroFootprint Award

ZeroFootprint holds an annual competition for renovated buildings that showcase the most successful, holistic retrofitting projects of the year. This year's eco retrofit winner was just announced and it's

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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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