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Henning Larsen’s Gleaming Crystal Towers Will Be a Sustainable Oasis in the Desert

Henning Larsen’s Gleaming Crystal Towers Will Be a Sustainable Oasis in the Desert

Central Saudi Arabia is a difficult, if not impossible, location in which to create a new sustainable development. Summer temperatures can reach 120 degrees Farenheit, annual rainfall rarely exceeds 4

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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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Desert-Topped Gateway Building Blends in with Magestic McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Desert-Topped Gateway Building Blends in with Magestic McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Paying tribute to its location, the Gateway is constructed from rammed earth, although it is every bit as energy efficient and cool as any modern home. Ninety percent of its construction materials were

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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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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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Dazzling New Ryerson University Center Facade Looks Like It’s Covered with Snowflakes

Dazzling New Ryerson University Center Facade Looks Like It’s Covered with Snowflakes

Ryerson University recently unveiled the glittering new learning center design envisioned by the dynamic architectural team of Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta. As part of the university's

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Foster & Partners Breaks Ground on Ten Acre CityCenter in Washington DC

Foster & Partners Breaks Ground on Ten Acre CityCenter in Washington DC

Construction began this week on Foster & Partner's CityCenter DC - one of the United States' largest and most important urban redevelopment projects. The ten acre convention center will be transformed

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HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

To date, KAUST is the largest LEED NC-Platinum project ever built and was done so at a rapid pace. The design team was tasked with building a contemporary work of architecture that would resonate with the

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UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

United Business Media is seeking LEED Platinum for their new San Francisco Office, creating a change from a “Me Space to We Space” as they adapt their operations from print media to the new digital

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LEED Certified Los Angeles Dept of Recreation Building Opens Today and You’re Invited!

LEED Certified Los Angeles Dept of Recreation Building Opens Today and You’re Invited!

Please join the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), The Everychild Foundation, and the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers as we cut the ribbon on our newly

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Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Overlooking the bluffs of Pacific Palisades, California, the ultra-sustainable Vicino House features 180-degree views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. The original house, built in the

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Frank Gehry’s Looming Spruce 8 Tower in NY Not Seeking LEED But Has Some Green Features

Frank Gehry’s Looming Spruce 8 Tower in NY Not Seeking LEED But Has Some Green Features

Last year, Gehry raised more than a few eyebrows when he said that he felt LEED certification was often awarded for ‘bogus stuff’ and that climate change and sustainable design are “political”. He

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KieranTimberlake and LivingHomes Unveil LEED Platinum KTLH1.5 House

KieranTimberlake and LivingHomes Unveil LEED Platinum KTLH1.5 House

LivingHomes recently added a brand new KieranTimberlake house to their growing collection of LEED Platinum residences. The KTLH1.5 joins LivingHomes' collection of over 10 homes (with three more

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New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

The town of Yountville, California is hoping to receive LEED Platinum certification for their brand new 10,000 square-feet town center. Designed by Siegal and Strain, the new structure places a high

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Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Seven private residences are surrounded by a screen wall and vegetation to form a visual an acoustic barrier for the residences. The units are arranged in a V-shape around an interior courtyard and

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Chicago Home Renovation Receives the Most LEED Points Ever Recorded

Chicago Home Renovation Receives the Most LEED Points Ever Recorded

The Chicago, IL Helenowski Residence was gutted and all the inefficient systems, insulation and appliances were removed. Soy based spray foam insulation with no CFCL's was sprayed into the walls for extra

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Quirky Video Explains LEED Buildings to the Queen Of England

Quirky Video Explains LEED Buildings to the Queen Of England

The LEED rating system can be a tricky thing, which is why Xtranormal created this clever video to explain it. The Queen of England is new to the topic and follows along with Sir Leedington to learn

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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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LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

The Presidio is a kind of unique beast: once an army base, now a national park. Its managing foundation, The Presidio Trust, has been federally funded since its inception, but that funding has decreased

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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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SOM Announces Opening of LEED Gold Tower, Tallest in Beijing

SOM Announces Opening of LEED Gold Tower, Tallest in Beijing

The China World Trade Tower III celebrated its grand opening today, closing the third and most recent phase of the incredible China World Trade Center development. The 81-story mixed-use tower is now

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Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

The “Ground Zero Mosque” and community center has been a hot button topic as of late, but putting aside the heated debate on freedom of religion vs. sensitivity to victims’ families and

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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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Stylex Seating Neocon 2010 Showroom Is a Study in Stylish Green Space

Stylex Seating Neocon 2010 Showroom Is a Study in Stylish Green Space

Designed by Christina Brown and Eastlake Studio, the Stylex Seating Neocon 2010 showroom is a study in using green materials to create stylish spaces. Honeycomb cardboard was used as a double-duty display

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Beautiful Oceanfront Homes Bring LEED Housing to Laguna Beach

Beautiful Oceanfront Homes Bring LEED Housing to Laguna Beach

Tresor Properties is building two luxury single family ocean front homes in Laguna Beach, CA, both of which are on track to earn LEED for Homes Platinum certification. The homes include solar energy

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SOM and Frank Gehry Team Up for Inland Steel Eco Renovation

SOM and Frank Gehry Team Up for Inland Steel Eco Renovation

Even modern buildings are suitable candidates for historic preservation. The Architect's Newspaper tells us that Chicago's iconic Inland Steel Building is set to undergo an eco renovation courtesy of SOM

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Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Talk about a smart building! The new Tacoma Center for Urban Waters goes beyond clever design and construction techniques. The recently opened research center and environmental laboratory actually has the

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Suzlon Headquarters in India is a LEED Platinum Living Laboratory

Suzlon Headquarters in India is a LEED Platinum Living Laboratory

Suzlon, the world's third largest manufacturer of wind turbines, has more to be proud of than just supplying the world with renewable energy. At the end of April, Suzlon's headquarters in Pune, India were

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Report Reveals the Cost of LEED Certification

Report Reveals the Cost of LEED Certification

LEED is one of the world's most well-known green building rating systems. But, like any popular system, it has both its supporters as well as its detractors. High-profile architects have sparked debate

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Shimmering Villas in the Sky for Riyadh Utilize Unique Glazing System

Shimmering Villas in the Sky for Riyadh Utilize Unique Glazing System

A shimmering design for a mixed-use tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is hoping to achieve LEED certification by utilizing an intriguing glazing system that provides both shade and light. Designed by Danish

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