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Central California Portola Hotel Remodels To Become LEED Silver

Central California Portola Hotel Remodels To Become LEED Silver

Renovating existing buildings in order to reduce environmental impact can be a daunting task, including a complete overhaul of indoor materials, furnishings, lighting, HVAC systems. Achieving LEED (EB)

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Los Angeles County Opens Its First Green Library!

Los Angeles County Opens Its First Green Library!

Absorbent parking lot pavement, low-water plumbing fixtures, and heat-reducing roofing are just a few of the sustainable features in the first ever eco-friendly building of the County of Los Angeles

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Solstice on the Park: Shimmering Chicago High Rise Made for Shade

Solstice on the Park: Shimmering Chicago High Rise Made for Shade

Solstice on the Park will have 26 stories and 145 apartments when it is complete. Each living space is chiseled to create a self-shaded south-facing surface to keep the sun out in the summer, reducing air

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Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

The $265-million makeover, turned Gehry's 1980 enclosed three story structure into an outdoor mall experience that's on its way to LEED Silver.

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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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Melrose Commons Earns First LEED Neighborhood Honors in NYC

Melrose Commons Earns First LEED Neighborhood Honors in NYC

In 1994 an Urban Renewal Plan threatened to price out the residents of Melrose Commons in the South Bronx. In an effort to keep their neighborhood, the residents formed a community group aptly named Nos

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Future Downtown Brooklyn Citypoint Mall Seeking LEED Silver

Future Downtown Brooklyn Citypoint Mall Seeking LEED Silver

Just across the Manhattan bridge, downtown Brooklyn is bustling with shoppers running from store to store, and stores there are a plenty! That's why it's a little confusing to us that the city of New York

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LivingHomes Announces National Availability of Ray Kappe’s Green Prefabs

LivingHomes Announces National Availability of Ray Kappe’s Green Prefabs

Fabulous prefab design just became more accessible as LivingHomes has announced that homes by award-winning architect Ray Kappe will be available at lower cost on a national scale. The six Kappe designs

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New Jersey’s LEED Silver Garden Street Lofts

New Jersey’s LEED Silver Garden Street Lofts

As green building has become more popular and important, developers are looking for ways to renovate older buildings into modern, efficient and healthy spaces. The Garden Street Lofts, in Hoboken, NJ, are

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ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability Revitalizes Old Building

ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability Revitalizes Old Building

Old bequeaths new in the form of Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, situated in the campus' beautifully renovated former Nursing Building. Conceived by Lord, Aeck &

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Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Aptly nicknamed the “green blade,” Jean Nouvel’s newest addition to the asphalt laden City of Angels slices through the concrete jungle at 10,000 Santa Monica, adding much needed

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