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  • USGBC Members Approve LEED 2009

    After more than a year's work, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the approval, by its 18,000 member organizations' ballots, of LEED 2009, a major overhaul of its green-building certification system for design and construction projects.

  • Juliet Rice Wichman Botanical Research Center

    Dean Sakamoto Architects designed the research center at the National Tropical Botanical Garden to be both hurricane-resistant and the first LEED building on Kauai.

  • RTKL Offices

    In its new office in the off beat Borg-Warner Building, RTKL set an example for its clients by designing a collaborative modern space, with a conscience.

  • 13 Research Teams Receive $3 Million in Grants

    The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Green Building Research Fund has awarded over $3 million in grants to support research in sustainable building practices.

  • Raw Materials: Vinyl

    PVC is a common yet controversial plastic used in construction. See how it's made and what happens at the end of its life.

  • Life in a Fishbowl

    Two new LEED-rated dormitories at the Illinois Institute of Technology will monitor energy used by every person in real time?using electronic fish.

  • Tales From the Downturn, Part Four: Dan Probst

    According to Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle, the recession will not hurt green construction. In fact, the new economic climate makes it a necessity.

  • Promise vs. Performance: A Deeper Shade of Green

    LEED certification is suposed to free a building from being a drain on our energy resources. But how well do those ratings reflect actual performance?

  • From Lions to Lemurs

    FXFowle and the Wildlife Conservation Society found a new use for the Bronx Zoo's vacant Lion House, as a LEED-certified habitat for Madagascan wildlife.

  • USGBC to Hand Over LEED Certification Process to GBCI

    Starting Jan. 1, 2009, the U.S. Green Building Council will no longer handle LEED certification of buildings. That process will be taken over by the Green Building Certification Institute, which already manages the certification of the LEED professional accreditation program.