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How The Clark Art Institute’s Renovation Saved a Whopping 1,000,000 Gallons of Water

How The Clark Art Institute’s Renovation Saved a Whopping 1,000,000 Gallons of Water

The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, also known as The Clark, originally opened in 1955 in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Over the years the museum has expanded to include the Manton Research

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Spectacular Solar-Powered Oakland Zoo Vet Hospital Boasts an EV Charging Station

Spectacular Solar-Powered Oakland Zoo Vet Hospital Boasts an EV Charging Station

The new Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital replaces a 1960's facility with advanced equipment and expanded capacity to house and treat animals. At 77,000-square-feet, the two-story hospital provides space

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Adobe’s 410 Townsend is a Collaborative LEED Silver Office in San Francisco

Adobe’s 410 Townsend is a Collaborative LEED Silver Office in San Francisco

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates also designed Adobe's Customer Experience Center and Work Anyplace space in San Jose. Their latest project for Adobe at 410 Townsend in Mission Bay works off the same

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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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Ohio State University’s Psychedelic New Chiller Plant Earns LEED Silver Certification

Ohio State University’s Psychedelic New Chiller Plant Earns LEED Silver Certification

The OSU Chiller Plant provides 30,000 tons of chilled water to the university's medical district. It is sited on the edge of campus in a prominent location that also serves as an important gateway along

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Colby College Museum of Art Expands with a Glassy New LEED Silver Addition

Colby College Museum of Art Expands with a Glassy New LEED Silver Addition

Fisher designed the three story glass structure to “leak out into the environment,” infusing the rich collection of art to the entire campus. The addition stands like a glass prism, creating a new

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LA’s New Tom Bradley International Terminal is Inspired by Ocean Waves

LA’s New Tom Bradley International Terminal is Inspired by Ocean Waves

The Tom Bradley Terminal is the largest public works project in the history of Los Angeles and is a major improvement to airline travel for the busy hub. Fentress Architects, who designed Sacramento's new

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Gensler’s LGBT Affordable Senior Housing to Break Ground in Chicago This Summer

Gensler’s LGBT Affordable Senior Housing to Break Ground in Chicago This Summer

Gensler was the architect for the LEED Silver Center on Halsted, which is a community center dedicated to the LGBT community with almost a quarter of its programs dedicated to seniors. Center on Halsted

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LEED Silver-Seeking Snowy Owl Theater to Open This Month in Leavenworth, Washington

LEED Silver-Seeking Snowy Owl Theater to Open This Month in Leavenworth, Washington

The ICCA created the new Snowy Owl Theater due to its limited audience space and crowded event schedule at their current venues at their headquarters and the Sleeping Lady Resort. Multi-talented Pacific

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Miller Hull’s New Cutting-Edge UCSD Engineering Building Seeks LEED Silver

Miller Hull’s New Cutting-Edge UCSD Engineering Building Seeks LEED Silver

The research facility, which is expected to earn  LEED Silver certification, provides UCSD with a space and capacity to research nano-tube technologies and new structural aerospace materials. The

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Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

In 2010, Adjaye Associates won a competition to design two new neighborhood libraries for Washington, DC. Both of the new libraries are energy efficient, and they both respond to the natural landscape and

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Zaha Hadid’s Light-Filled LEED Silver Galaxy Soho Opens in Beijing

Zaha Hadid’s Light-Filled LEED Silver Galaxy Soho Opens in Beijing

The new Galaxy Soho project is a 330,000 sq m commercial complex that includes office, retail and entertainment outlets. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the project is characterized by four large organic shaped

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Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer for Inhabitat At just over 5 acres, Klyde Warren Park isn't a big park -- it spans just two city blocks. It's big enough to make an impression, and to help Dallas transition

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David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

The new Francis Gregory Library is built at the edge of Washington, DC's Fort Davis Park, where a Civil War-era fort once stood to defend the nation's capital. The transparent library looks out on the

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The Prismatic LEED Silver-Seeking Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland Opens its Doors

The Prismatic LEED Silver-Seeking Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland Opens its Doors

©Thed Ferringer The museum joins a brand new public plaza designed by James Corner Field Operations which adds new green space to the neighborhood. Moussavi designed the structure to be comprised of

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New Newport Beach Civic Center and Park Aiming for LEED Silver

New Newport Beach Civic Center and Park Aiming for LEED Silver

  The design of the City Hall is marked by the iconic ‘sail’ of the council chambers room as well as the rhythmic, wave-shaped roof structure, which extends throughout the length of the

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Dairy Barn Transformed into Gorgeous LEED Silver Design and Technology Center on SUNY Campus

Dairy Barn Transformed into Gorgeous LEED Silver Design and Technology Center on SUNY Campus

The new Center for Design and Technology creates a new entrance for the Morrisville campus. The character of the former dairy barn is preserved, rising in a wood-clad arch that overlooks the campus.

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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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Montreal’s 780 Brewster is a Mixed-Use LEED Silver Complex Renovated From an Industrial Factory

Montreal’s 780 Brewster is a Mixed-Use LEED Silver Complex Renovated From an Industrial Factory

The five-story converted factory now has a total surface area of 12,000 square meters, and 75% of the industrial heritage building’s structure (existing walls, floors and roofs) were reclaimed in the

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Chicago’s Poetry Foundation is a Striking Daylit Space Worthy of an Ode

Chicago’s Poetry Foundation is a Striking Daylit Space Worthy of an Ode

Located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, the new home for the Poetry Foundation is a building in dialogue with a garden. The courtyard garden acts as another room inside the space and serves as

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Sacramento’s New LEED-Seeking International Airport Opens For Business

Sacramento’s New LEED-Seeking International Airport Opens For Business

Sacramento's nickname is the City of Trees and the design for the airport was directly inspired by the canopy affect of the tree-lined streets. The terminal is a reinterpretation of those shady streets

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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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Spectacular East Oakland Sports Center Creates a Place of Community

Spectacular East Oakland Sports Center Creates a Place of Community

The Sports Center, which opened in July in Oakland’s Ira Jinkins Park, is in the heart of one of the Bay Area’s hardest hit neighborhoods. Cut off both physically and economically from the thriving

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Plans for the Day Lit Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Plans for the Day Lit Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives

Plans have been underway since 1997 to build a new facility for the art museum and film archives, which do not meet current seismic standards. Originally, Tokyo-based Toyo Ito & Associates came up

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Unabridged Architecture Transforms Dilapidated 1891 Building Into Colorful Eco Offices

Unabridged Architecture Transforms Dilapidated 1891 Building Into Colorful Eco Offices

Previously used as a gas station and lawnmower repair shop, amongst other things, the brownfield site required quite a lot of intervention. After pumping out the underground storage tank and replacing

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Terminal B at San Jose Airport Lands LEED Silver After Major Green Renovation

Terminal B at San Jose Airport Lands LEED Silver After Major Green Renovation

The renovation of the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was a tricky affair that involved temporary terminals, a tight narrow site with little room to expand into and an ever bustling crowd

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Grant MacEwan University’s Service Centre is a Sustainable Example for All College Buildings

Grant MacEwan University’s Service Centre is a Sustainable Example for All College Buildings

In May 2011, Grant MacEwan University announced the opening of its University Service Centre in Canada, the first phase of its Single Sustainable Campus initiative. Built to LEED Silver standards, the USC

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Walter Cronkite School Of Journalism Is A Hard Hitting Energy Efficient News School

Walter Cronkite School Of Journalism Is A Hard Hitting Energy Efficient News School

Work began on the design in October 2006 and the school opened its doors in August 2008 only 22 months later. The 6-story educational facility features a large forum for public events, five digital

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Modern, Green US-Canada Border Crossing by Julie Snow Architects

Modern, Green US-Canada Border Crossing by Julie Snow Architects

The border between Canada and the US in Minnesota is an expansive, open wetland bog and the Port of Entry is conceived as a specific response to all that vastness. The long, low volume reiterates the

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Laguna Honda is California’s First LEED Certified Hospital

Laguna Honda is California’s First LEED Certified Hospital

Image © David Wakely Thanks to the design guidance provided by the Center for Health Design, the design of the new building enhances the therapeutic effects offered by the lush 62-acre Laguna Honda

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