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LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

The LivingHomes project in Los Altos achieved the “Z6” environmental goals that the Santa Monica-based firm sets for all of its projects. All of the wood used in the construction is from Forest

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Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer used to be a household name for Aspirin, but now the multinational corporation will be known for developing the first building in the world to receive as many as 64 out of 69 possible points from

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James Ewing Photographs Make it Right’s Green Homes in New Orleans

James Ewing Photographs Make it Right’s Green Homes in New Orleans

Shigeru Ban, BiLD, Hitoshi Abe, and Adjaye Associates are among the designers who have volunteered their time and services to bring the Lower 9th Ward back to life, as well as Ewing's favorites. Albeit

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LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

Santa Monica-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum. Previously, LivingHomes had introduced the C6, an affordable three-bedroom home, but the

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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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Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls!

Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls!

Designed as an experiment in sustainability and a model for future programs, this LEED Platinum school commons in California has absolutely no solid walls. Located north of San Francisco in a residential

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ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code

ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code

The 2012 International Green Construction Code was just announced this week by the International Code Council - and it intends to be the first holistic code based on environmentally positive design.

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Cambodia’s New Stock Exchange Tower Has Dragon Scales

Cambodia’s New Stock Exchange Tower Has Dragon Scales

The building will be LEED certified, and it consists of two towers and a glass and steel podium. Tower 1 will hold world-class offices, luxury retail, as well as studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom serviced

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Home Depot Teams Up With USGBC to Bring Customers Green Building Products

Home Depot Teams Up With USGBC to Bring Customers Green Building Products

Greening your home will now be easier than ever, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Green Building Council and Home Depot that will launch a line of USBGC-approved green building products on Home

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Trash to Treasure: 6 Awesome Buildings Made of Recycled Materials

Trash to Treasure: 6 Awesome Buildings Made of Recycled Materials

Check out 6 awesome buildings from around the world that are made entirely out of recycled materials: Artist Victor Moore Builds an Incredible Junk Castle for Just $500 Starbucks Opens New Reclamation

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Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

As Apple's social record undergoes continued scrutiny the company just released its 2012 environmental report, which unveils plans to build America's largest end user-owned onsite solar array at its

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Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into California’s First Sustainable Utility EcoCampus

Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into California’s First Sustainable Utility EcoCampus

As part of the international pilot program the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), which seeks to rejuvenate 150 projects, BWP's EcoCampus is so far the only scheme underway that bridges the gap between

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Gabled LEED Platinum Newcomer House in Georgia Cost Just $125 per Square Foot

Gabled LEED Platinum Newcomer House in Georgia Cost Just $125 per Square Foot

We would need about 5 pages to list all of this project's awesome eco-credentials, so we'll stick with a few of the major highlights. Not only does the Newcomer house use the same amount of energy as a

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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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Geotectura Breaks Ground on Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building

Geotectura Breaks Ground on Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building

Geotectura together with Axelrod-Grobman Architects and Chen Architects just broke ground on a futuristic new building for the Porter School of Environmental Studies that will be Israel's first LEED

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Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Making sure that the project met the most stringent sustainability requirements was high on the designers' agenda, so they commissioned a local environmental consultancy - Master Ambiental - to lead the

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Plans for a Shimmering Eco Tower in Warsaw

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Plans for a Shimmering Eco Tower in Warsaw

Located at the center of the financial district, the Warsaw tower will create a striking landmark as it rises above the other surrounding towers. The tower is composed of three stepped volumes increasing

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PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

Over the past several years, PNC Financial Services has upped the ante on green design in downtown Pittsburgh with the 2009 construction of Three PNC Plaza, a LEED-certified office building, and the

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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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Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

The flight of WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo celebrated the recent completion of the main hangar and visitor's experience center. Sir Richard Branson was on hand to lead the ceremony and was joined by

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The new campus occupies a site located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, the site was restored with more than 40 percent of it turned into 2

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Frito-Lay Plant in Arizona Approaches Net Zero Energy

Frito-Lay Plant in Arizona Approaches Net Zero Energy

Frito-Lay and its parent company PepsiCo probably aren't the first companies that come to mind when you think about green businesses, but with the unveiling of Frito-Lay's new facility in Arizona, the

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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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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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Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

The Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa was completed in Dubai last year. It houses 101 floors above ground and 5 below, including a multi-level mall and

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Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Although Harvard's school color is officially crimson, it seems as though it really should be green. The USGBC announced this month that Harvard University has completed a major milestone, having achieved

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Striking UR22 House Uses Half as Much Energy as a Standard Home in Texas

Striking UR22 House Uses Half as Much Energy as a Standard Home in Texas

A durable envelope clad in Vermont Slate keeps heat gain to an absolute minimum, while the wall and roof surfaces are also naturally ventilated to keep the breeze flowing. The home is also flooded with a

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Marcel Sembat School Completed in France

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Marcel Sembat School Completed in France

Architecture firm Archi5 has updated six workshop buildings originally built between 1930 and 1960. In addition to these renovations, the new design includes dormitories, staff accommodations, a

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Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings, but sometimes you've got to go off the beaten Manhattan path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you're looking for

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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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