Green Standards


Green Standards

  • The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the New Big Thing in Green Building

    Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable design (see LEED's new Dynamic Plaque). Here's why architects who embrace building performance may help their bottom lines.

  • Why Your Firm Should Embrace the Post-Occupancy Review

    Don’t just hand over the keys to a project. The post-occupancy review is a critical next step that should be part of your firm’s overall business strategy.

  • Victor Koen

    Action Plans

    Energy, materials, health, resilience and the near future of architecture.

  • What Architects Should Know About LEED V4, in Brief

    More than four years after its predecessor, and one year later than originally planned, LEED v4 will be launched at Greenbuild 2013. Was the wait worth it?

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    EPDs Try to Clarify How Green are Green Building Products

    Every product seems to have a sustainable story these days. Environmental Product Declarations were created to vet manufacturers’ claims. Have they been successful?

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    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.

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    Well Rounded

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

  • Earth Day is Every Day

    Denis Hayes, CEO of Seattle's Bullitt Foundation, talked to ECO-STRUCTURE about the client side of a Living Building Challenge project.

  • The dark exterior of House of Vestas features adjustable sunscreens made of 3-meter-by-80-centimeter panels of matte and reflective glass. The two-layer system is designed for motion with panels that move in increments of one panel to three panels according to a 3D model.

    The House That Wind Built

    Renewable energy reigns at House of Vestas, a new LEED Platinum office building for a global wind-turbine manufacturer in Aarhus, Denmark.

  • View of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle Campus.

    Gathering Spot

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation converts an asphalt parking lot into a LEED Platinum campus that aims to offer a more natural site.



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