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Plans for the Green George W. Bush Presidential Center Released

Plans for the Green George W. Bush Presidential Center Released

All U.S. Presidents get a center named after them upon completion of their term in the White House, and George W. is no exception. Plans for his presidential center were just revealed, and considering how

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Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

This week the International Living Building Institute released its new green building standard to the public at Greenbuild 2009. Version 2.0 expands on its already impressive focus to now cover social

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Philadelphia Announces the Tallest LEED Certified Building in US

Philadelphia Announces the Tallest LEED Certified Building in US

Located in downtown Philadelphia right above the Suburban rail station, the Comcast Center has been awarded the title of “tallest LEED certified building in the US” after earning a Gold

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil New Miami Art Museum

Herzog & de Meuron Unveil New Miami Art Museum

Herzog & de Meuron recently unveiled their finished design for the new Miami Art Museum, which will be a stunning building surrounded by hanging gardens with tropical plants. Fit for a world renowned

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Tallest Building in Asia Revealed for Seoul, South Korea

Tallest Building in Asia Revealed for Seoul, South Korea

A new super skyscraper has just been announced for South Korea and will tower over all other buildings in Asia when it is complete in 2014. From a global perspective, Lotte Super Tower 123, designed by

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Mason Lane Farm Showcases Beautiful Bamboo Construction

Mason Lane Farm Showcases Beautiful Bamboo Construction

Farms are close to nature - places to harvest the fruit of the land and care for animals and livestock. As such they should be built and operated with respect for life through sustainable construction and

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Mesa Community College’s Physical Science Buiding Gets LEED Gold

Mesa Community College’s Physical Science Buiding Gets LEED Gold

Mesa Community College recently completed work on a stunning physical science building that exceeded LEED expectations when it was awarded LEED-NC Gold. Designed by the award-winning architecture firm,

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Brad Pitt Receives Award From USGBC For Making It Right

Brad Pitt Receives Award From USGBC For Making It Right

If all rich and famous actors used their superpowers for good the way that Brad Pitt does, the world would be a much better place! Last week at the Clinton Global Climate Initiative, the altruistic actor

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The White House Takes Aim at LEED Certification

The White House Takes Aim at LEED Certification

The White House is doing its part in leading the way to a more sustainable nation. Not only are they growing their own food on site with Michelle Obama's garden, but now even they're aiming for LEED

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Istanbul Unveils $1 Billion Green Super Development

Istanbul Unveils $1 Billion Green Super Development

In what is set to be the greenest development in Turkey, Istanbul recently unveiled the VARYAP Meridian Project, a mixed-use super-development that will house the city's new financial and business

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The Sage Residence: Super High Scoring LEED Platinum Home

The Sage Residence: Super High Scoring LEED Platinum Home

LEED residences are becoming a standard item these days, but this particular residence hit our radar because of the high LEED score and its stunning appearance. The Sage Residence in Eugene, Oregon was

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Green Skyscrapers Unveiled for China’s Raffles City

Green Skyscrapers Unveiled for China’s Raffles City

Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio recently unveiled a new set of elegantly twisting sustainable skyscrapers that will grace the skyline of Hangzou, China by 2012. Dubbed Raffles City, the design

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Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

In 1999, The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) set out to create a revolutionary fire and emergency services training facility that uses the newest and most innovative environmentally-conscious

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Omega Center for Sustainable Living Opens in Upstate New York

Omega Center for Sustainable Living Opens in Upstate New York

On track to become the first green building to achieve both LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OSCL) embodies the synthesis of wastewater

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Foster + Partners Break Ground on Virgin Galactic Spaceport

Foster + Partners Break Ground on Virgin Galactic Spaceport

It's an exciting time for space fanatics everywhere as construction recently began on the world's first commercial space launch pad, Spaceport America. Designed by Foster + Partners, the facility is

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IS IT GREEN?: Eco-Labels and Certifications

IS IT GREEN?: Eco-Labels and Certifications

We all know it: Green is the new black. One of the many manifestations of the environmentalist trend/movement is that labels and certifications designed for the environmentally-conscious consumer have

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ONE JACKSON SQUARE: New LEED Living in Greenwich Village

ONE JACKSON SQUARE: New LEED Living in Greenwich Village

A new project in Greenwich Village is bringing a mix of modern luxury and green building to the historic West Village district. Architect William Pederson, with international real estate firm Hines,

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1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

Eye-catching aesthetics and implementation of a bevy of green building practices have brought a new oxymoron into consideration in the form of the Santa Monica Civic Center parking structure. This

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Leonardo DiCaprio Buys New Green NYC Digs

Leonardo DiCaprio Buys New Green NYC Digs

It's not always our style to point out celebrity lives but when they involve a super green, LEED Gold rated building with stellar views across the Hudson River it gets our attention. The New York scoop is

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Grand Rapids Art Museum: First LEED Gold Certified Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum: First LEED Gold Certified Museum

One of the oldest museums in the Mid-West was recently relocated to an elegant new LEED Gold certified structure, garnering accolades from art aficionados and sustainability advocates alike. Kulapat

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New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

Architect Steven Holl always appeals to our sustainable side, capturing our imagination with beautiful designs that incorporate both social and environmental responsibility. His new design for a mixed use

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Canada’s Greenest Building?

Canada’s Greenest Building?

Green architecture seems to have taken the world by storm, and not a week goes by without a number of buildings making bold claims as to what their green credentials are. Not wanting to be left out of the

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First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

Carbon-neutral buildings are not new news, but the first-ever LEED-platinum carbon neutral building certainly is. The Aldo Leopold Foundation Headquarters, located in Wisconsin, has been certified as the

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HOK’s LEED Gold-certified Straw Bale Building

HOK’s LEED Gold-certified Straw Bale Building

A mix of desert climate, high performance goals and the insight of a leader in sustainable design has yielded one of the first LEED Gold-certified straw-bale buildings in the world. Resource- and

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Zero Energy House For Sale in San Francisco!

Zero Energy House For Sale in San Francisco!

La Casa Verde, a wind-powered home in San Francisco, not only lives up to its name with its urban application of the Skystream Residential Wind Turbine, but it's on the market and could be your next green

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THE NEW MEXICO SPACEPORT BUILDING by Foster + Partners

THE NEW MEXICO SPACEPORT BUILDING by Foster + Partners

Next time that you're waiting for your trip to space, you'll be able to do so in style. Well fine, space travel is still a few decades away for us meager mortals, but at the very least, we can marvel at

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FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

In a city that's seen a remarkable urban resurgence in the past decade, Pittsburgh's David Lawrence Convention Center stands along the Allegheny River as a beacon of both beautiful architecture and

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NEW MARMOL RADZINER PREFAB in Joshua Tree

NEW MARMOL RADZINER PREFAB in Joshua Tree

Leo Marmol's prefab Desert House has turned heads before, and is one of the attractions of the upcoming Dwell On Design conference in Palm Springs. But most recently, Marmol Radziner has announced the

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GREENDBUILD DENVER: opening day

GREENDBUILD DENVER: opening day

The USGBC's Greenbuild Conference kicked off bright and early Wednesday morning as several speakers took the stage for the opening plenary. Some were expected, like the USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi.

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KNOLL GOES LEED

KNOLL GOES LEED

Last week, San Francisco’s Knoll Furniture Gallery opened its doors to reveal the first ever LEED Certified Showroom. Why go through the trouble of LEED certification if your product is furniture, you

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