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Method taps William McDonough + Partners to design green factory in a former industrial hub on Chicago's South Side.

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Stephen Selkowitz, senior advisor for building science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), just opened the new plug-and-play testing complex, the Facility for Low Energy Experiments (FLEXLab).

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A Seattle Home with an Accessory Dwelling Embodies Healthy Living for all Generations.

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A think tank tests the performance of west-facing photovoltaics.

Photo Richard Glover

Sydney-based firm Collins and Turner transforms a secondhand facility into a leafy new workplace for non-profit organization WEAVE.

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John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects designs a radical facade overhaul for the decades-old Jorgensen Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

Photo Jeremy Bittermann

When Zero Adds Up to Something Big: The Packard Foundation’s Los Altos, California, headquarters by EHDD becomes the largest building in the world to earn net zero energy certification.

Photo Ed Sozinho

Best Green Houses: A Seattle Home with an Accessory Dwelling Embodies Healthy Living for all Generations.

Photo by Darren Braun

Keep It Clean: To protect its watershed, Philadelphia rolls out infrastructure on a city-wide scale.

Photo Ben Zucker

Full Disclosure: Aaron Smith, director of sustainable solutions for Assa Abloy, is the only manufacturer on the board of directors of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, a new nonprofit organization that has launched an open standard for disclosing product ingredients to designers, owners, and gree-building certifiers.

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Genome Sciences Building: A design centered on light and water fosters budding research at SOM's Genome Sciences Building on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus.

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Lab Buildings: Then and Now.

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Beacon of Well Being: We meet Barry Svigals in downtown New Haven to tour his firm's collaboration with Behnisch Architekten, the mixed use Park Street Clinical Laboratory.