Green Design

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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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    Earth First

    A pioneering house fares well during sustainability's ascent.

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    How to Remediate a Brownfield Site and Revitalize Communities

    Critical in the repositioning of our postindustrial cities, brownfield redevelopments can transform a blemish on the map into a thriving hub of activity—particularly if designers have a say in the process.

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    Sun Child

    Working across disciplines is the path to energy efficiency, says Alicia Ravetto, AIA.

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    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

  • The Thin Green Line

    Residential architects form the front line between industry definitions of sustainability and public perception.

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    Tracking LEED

    Following the progress of LEED in total projects, square footage, and news coverage.

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    Guest Perks

    Can motel retrofits offer an investor-friendly model for affordable housing?

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    Sustainable Stays

    Today's green hotels meet performance goals without compromising the guest experience.

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    Recycling Building Materials

    Recent national and grassroots initiatives open the door for reuse to have a greater role in sustainable design.