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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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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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Greensburg Kansas Rebuilds Better and Greener After Tornado!

Greensburg Kansas Rebuilds Better and Greener After Tornado!

After the tornado, the community gathered together and drafted a plan to rebuild, which included the commitment to build up to LEED Platinum standards and become a model green town for the future. Maybe

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Is LEED Still Leading the Way for Green Building?

Is LEED Still Leading the Way for Green Building?

For the past five years Inhabitat has written about many LEED buildings. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system has proven to be enormously successful at pushing commercial

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Hillside Residence is a Sustainable Gem in the Marin Hills

Hillside Residence is a Sustainable Gem in the Marin Hills

For almost as long as they've known each other, Scott and Tracy Lee have been designing and building the Hillside Residence, a sustainable gem in the Marin Hills. The house represents their personal

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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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Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Although not particularly known for its skyscrapers, Latin America will soon have their very own eco tower to add to the growing mix of green skyscrapers all over the world. Torre Reforma, designed by

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Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

These aren't your granddaddy's treehouses! Elevated Living takes, well, elevated living (as their name implies) to the next level with their souped up green tree homes which feature outdoor living spaces,

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Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

MOS Architects' prefab strategy is based around a stereotypical housing unit, the Element, which has a simple cross section. This housing unit can the be combined in an infinite number of ways, but for

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San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

The four diamond W San Francisco hotel has made history by earning the first LEED certification of an existing building belonging to a major hotel brand.

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Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast's Operations Center in Sonoma County just received one of the highest honors in green building -- it was certified LEED Platinum this week by the USGBC. The Operations Center is part of The Sonoma

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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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Green Depot is New York State’s First LEED Platinum Retail Building

Green Depot is New York State’s First LEED Platinum Retail Building

Green Depot -- the largest US green building supplier -- just received New York State's first LEED Platinum rating for a retail store for their flagship NYC location. The Depot -- located at 222 Bowery in

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ECO LABELS 101: Green Certifications Explained!

ECO LABELS 101: Green Certifications Explained!

FSC CERTIFIED (Forest Stewardship Council) - This certification accredits forest managers, manufacturing companies, and controlled wood products that exhibit responsible consumption of forest products.

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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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Oppenheim Unveils Exoskeletal LEED Campus Center for Miami Dade

Oppenheim Unveils Exoskeletal LEED Campus Center for Miami Dade

Thanks to firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami Dade College is getting an eye-popping new campus center poised for LEED certification. To be located on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami, the

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University Of North Texas to Build a LEED College Football Stadium

University Of North Texas to Build a LEED College Football Stadium

Inhabitat reader Erin tells us that the University of North Texas is in the midst of building another  LEED certified college football stadium. The first LEED certified college football stadium opened in

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Miapolis LEED Eco-City Could Be Next World’s Tallest Building

Miapolis LEED Eco-City Could Be Next World’s Tallest Building

Designed to be built on Watson Island, Miapolis would measure about 183 meters higher than the Burj Khalifa. The staggering 160-floor eco-city would contain a bevy of entertainment and residential spaces

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Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics has yet another feather to add to their cap - they now have the greenest neighborhood in the world. Yesterday, Millennium Waters, the Olympic Athlete's Village located on

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Bio Glass is a Gorgeous, Translucent, 100% Recycled Surface

Bio Glass is a Gorgeous, Translucent, 100% Recycled Surface

Isn’t it great when you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for sustainability? Case in point: Bio-Glass, a striking material made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. Reader Jacostarubio

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Zaha Hadid’s Petroleum Research Center (Ironically) Aims For LEED Platinum

Zaha Hadid’s Petroleum Research Center (Ironically) Aims For LEED Platinum

It may seem ironic, but even petroleum research centers can be LEED certified if they meet the critieria. Case in point: the King Abudullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC for short),

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Qatar National Convention Center Goes for LEED Gold

Qatar National Convention Center Goes for LEED Gold

When most of us think of convention centers, we think of big empty spaces that are certainly not very environmentally friendly. That's not the case for the next generation of centers -- case in point, the

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First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Coming to LA

First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Coming to LA

A design for the new Los Angeles NFL stadium is in the works and it is set to be the first NFL stadium ever to become LEED certified. Designed by Aedas, a global architecture firm, the Los Angeles Stadium

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Brooklyn Bowl is the World’s Only LEED Certified Bowling Alley

Brooklyn Bowl is the World’s Only LEED Certified Bowling Alley

Are you in the New York City area and looking to liven up your weekly routine with an evening out of the ordinary? Well, button up your favorite flannel shirt, pull on your skinny jeans, and head out to

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Habitat for Humanity and NYC Team Up for LEED Certified Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity and NYC Team Up for LEED Certified Affordable Housing

41 families in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York are celebrating the first weeks of the new year in new green homes. On a lot on Atlantic Avenue that once held 12 townhouses, Habitat for

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California Adopts the First Statewide Green Building Code

California Adopts the First Statewide Green Building Code

A round of applause for California! In an effort to trim statewide emissions by 1/3 by 2020, the state of California recently adopted CALGREEN, the first mandatory state-wide green building code in the

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SAMOO’s New Korean Cultural Center in NYC Aims for LEED Certification

SAMOO’s New Korean Cultural Center in NYC Aims for LEED Certification

Talk about a beautiful building! This international competition-winning design for the Korean Cultural Center in Manhattan is set to begin construction at the end of this year. The New York City studio of

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San Francisco’s Transamerica Building Gets LEED Gold

San Francisco’s Transamerica Building Gets LEED Gold

Just yesterday, one of our favorite mayors, Gavin Newsom in one of our favorite cities, San Francisco, announced that SF's landmark Transamerica Pyramid Building, will now be classified as one of the

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First Net-Zero Neighborhood in the US Being Built in Boulder

First Net-Zero Neighborhood in the US Being Built in Boulder

A new development in the north of Boulder, CO stands to be the first completely net-zero neighborhood in the US. Dubbed SpringLeaf Boulder, the project aims to bring net-zero homes “to the

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