• 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.

  • Javier Presas

    An interview with Javier Presas about LEED design and construction.

  • All Buildings—Even Old Ones—Should Be Green, Says USGBC

    On May 15, the U.S. Green Building Council testified before Congress on the potential for green buildings to help remedy global climate change.

  • AIA, USGBC to Form 'Strategic Alliance'

    The AIA and the U.S. Green Building Council have announced plans to form a partnership for the advancement of the group's shared sustainability goals.

  • Coral Gables, Fla.

    Coral Gables has always taken development seriously, and if city leaders have their way, it might become a highly sustainable city.



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