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    USA Today's series examining the USGBC and LEED continues with a focus on the relationship between the organzation, LEED development, and the building industry.

  • USGBC: LEED Isn't Perfect, But Is Improving

    The USGBC repsponds to USA Today's article critiquing LEED, asserting that "LEED isn't perfect, but it is always improving" and "the costs of individual LEED credits are irrelevant because the market learns to deliver green buildings at little to no added cost."

  • Does LEED Reward Minor Steps With Little Environmental Benefit?

    USA Today asserts that the green-building rating system wins tax breaks and grants, higher rents, and expedited permitting for low-cost, minor steps that have little or no proven environmental benefit.

  • The 2012 Evergreen Awards: Mary Ann Lazarus

    We chat with Lazarus, the winner of our 2012 Evergreen Awards Perspective category and HOK's director of sustainable design, about performance-based design, biomimicry, health, and more.

  • Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient State

    The Northeast state tops the list of most energy-efficient states, and Mississippi needs the most improvement, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

  • Product Report: Cersaie 2012

    Highlights with a focus on sustainability from Cersaie 2012, Italy's international exhibiton of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings.

  • The 2012 Evergreen Awards Jury

    For the fifth year, ECO-STRUCTURE recognizes excellence in environmental performance and design in the Evergreen Awards competition, and we thank this year's jury.

  • ASTM International Takes on Environmental Declarations

    The standards development organization announces it will help develop product category reviews (PCRs) and verify environmental product declarations (EPDs).

  • The EPA to Provide $1.2 Million for Indoor Air Quality Projects

    Thirty-two state and local governments, tribes, and non-profit organizations will receive funds for their efforts to improve indoor air quality.

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