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    A new study by McGraw-Hill Construction and United Technologies shows that the popularity of green building is rapidly increasing both in the U.S. and abroad, largely thanks to a shift in consumer and market demand.

  • How Architects Can Curtail Data Centers' Hunger for Power

    Data centers are cropping up around the world in modest building shells that belie the around-the-clock activity inside. Using innovative design and planning, architects are helping abate the burgeoning building typology’s appetite for energy.

  • USGBC Fact Checks USA Today

    In round four of the back and forth between USA Today and the USGBC over the on-going series on the green-building organization and LEED, USGBC vice president of LEED technical development Brendan Owens weighs in.

  • Is LEED Manipulated by Business Interests?

    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.

  • 2012 Class of LEED Fellows Named

    Now in its second year, the LEED Fellows Program announced this year’s winners.

  • Fifth LEED v4 Public Comment Period Now Open

    The fifth public comment period is now open, and the USGBC is accepting responses until Dec. 10.

  • Well Rounded

    As hospital campuses grow, how can they simultaneously shrink their environmental footprints?