The AIA’s third-annual progress report on the organization’s 2030 Commitment shows improvement, but also a lot of work that still needs to be done.Read More
2013 U.S. SOLAR DECATHLON
Deane Madsen, Assoc. AIA, and Kaitlyn Rossi
The DesertSol House combines airtight engineering with appealing design into a desert vacation home.Read More
The Air House relies on an exterior shading system to connect indoor and outdoor spaces beneath its wooden veil.Read More
Team Ontario took the top score for the Engineering portion of the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Read More
A growing number of architecture firms are requesting Health Product Declarations from building product manufacturers, and the industry’s response will affect what they specify going forward.
A new report from the AIA examines how cities are experimenting with new design concepts and how this provides a range of opportunities for green building professionals.
2013 U.S. Solar Decathlon
Deane Madsen, Katie Weeks
Team USC merges smart home technologies with California bungalow aesthetics to produce a net-zero housing prototype for sustainable living.Read More
With strong words against the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition, Skanska USA resigns its membership to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in protest of the organization's backing of lobbying efforts against the use of LEED in federal projects. Will other members follow?Read More
After many months of debate and public comments, LEED Version 4 passes USGBC member ballot and will be launched this fall.Read More
Deane Madsen, Assoc. AIA
Three D.C.-based universities join forces in the first Solar Decathlon to be held outside the District.Read More
Residential installations of solar panels are on the rise, but face some restrictions when it comes to historic neighborhoods and landmarked buildings.Read More
Unfired, defective tiles are repurposed into this collection, which contains more than 95% pre-consumer recycled material.Read More
In a letter to Congress, more than 350 associations and companies voiced opposition to special interest efforts to gut energy conservation requirements for federal buildings.Read More
2013 AIA COTE Top Ten
A range of project types, with a majority from the West Coast, round out this year’s Top Ten Green Projects from the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment.
Lindsey M. Roberts
Nontoxic and no-VOC, Yolo Colorhouse comes in 92 colors.Read More
Katie Weeks, Jennifer Goodman
The Energy Secretary announces he will not serve a second term, leaving President Barack Obama with two key environmental positions to fill in 2013.
Introducing ECOBUILDINGPulse.com: the new home of ECOHOME, ECO-STRUCTURE, and your must-read green building news, products, projects, and technology.Read More
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