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The GreenSource booth at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

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Pictured: The GreenSource booth at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

Philly Recommendations
Love Sculpture at Locust Walk

GreenSource has asked a group of notable figures in Philadelphia’s sustainable building community to recommend must-visit new and historic buildings, as well as their favorite places to eat, drink, shop, and more.

Pictured: Love Sculpture at Locust Walk / Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC

Philadelphia Stories
Greenbuild 2013, Building Product Bingo

Hillary Clinton Delivers Keynote Address
Anyone hoping that Hillary Rodham Clinton would make significant 2016 campaign news in her Greenbuild keynote speech was probably left disappointed, but zooming out, there were real Presidential politics on display amid the flattery and platitudes that conference-goers likely expected from the speech.

Greenbuild 2013, Building Product Bingo

Building Product Bingo
Materials matter in controversial new LEED credits.

Greenbuild 2013, Home Energy Performance Scorecards

Home Energy Performance Scorecards
Keeping energy use low by keeping up with the Joneses.

Greenbuild 2013, Edward Mazria Introduces the 2030 Palette

Edward Mazria Introduces the 2030 Palette
Edward Mazria, the founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, took the stage at Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia to introduce his organization's new 2030 Palette‹a comprehensive education and planning resource for everyone from professional architects and planners to citizen activists who want to understand how to cut carbon pollution from their homes and cities.

Greenbuild 2013, Top Ten Green Products

Top Ten Green Products
BuildingGreen announces the winners of its 12th annual awards with a selection that indicate a move toward more product transparency and designing for resiliency.

Image courtesy BuildingGreen

Greenbuild 2013

Philly Farming
One entrepreneur creates an urban farming legacy by taking advantage of the city's abandoned lots.

Illustration by Dale Edwin Murray

Greenbuild 2013

The Ripple Effect
Philadelphia's historic naval shipyard is reborn as a corporate campus.

Illustration by Carl DeTorres

Greenbuild 2013

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

Photo by Darren Braun

Projects: A Guide to Recent Design in Philadelphia
Greenbuild 2013, Sister Cities Pavilion

Sister Cities Pavilion: Two emerging Philadelphia firms transform a neglected city park into a low-key pavilion and playground.

Photo © Todd Mason/Halkin Mason Photography

Greenbuild 2013, Paseo Verde

Paseo Verde: A transit-oriented development by Wallace Roberts & Todd demonstrates that green design is for everyone.

Photo © Jeffrey Totaro

Greenbuild 2013, Thin Flats

Thin Flats: Attention to energy details pays off in an up-and-coming Philly 'hood.

Photo © Mariko Reed Architectural Photography

Greenbuild 2013, The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation: At its new LEED Platinum campus in downtown Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation continues its mission of art and education.

Photo © Mariko Reed Architectural Photography

Greenbuild 2013, Ambler Boiler House

Ambler Boiler House: Heckendorn Shiles Architects transforms the power plant of an abandoned asbestos factory into a clean-and-green office development.

Photo © Mariko Reed Architectural Photography

Greenbuild 2013, Solution of the Month: Philadelphia Story

Solution of the Month: A facility for troubled youth in Philadelphia demonstrates the many benefits of sustainable site selection.

Photo © Paul S. Bartholomew

Greenbuild 2013

Projects: Kennedy & Violich lighten up traditional materials in a new building for the University of Pennsylvania's law school.

Photography © Barry Halkin

Greenbuild 2013

Solution of the Month: A boarding school's rookie-age field house pays homage to a gymnasium building with seniority.

Photo © Jeffrey Totaro

Greenbuild 2013

Projects: The Modules, a student housing development by Interface Studio Architects, flaunts its construction method as it makes a case for well-designed prefab.

Photo © Sam Oberter

Greenbuild 2013, The Barnes Foundation

Projects: After a tempest over its relocation, the acclaimed The Barnes Foundation settles into its spacious new home.

Photo © Michael Moran

Greenbuild 2013, Morris Arboretum, Out on a Lim

Case Study: Metcalfe Architecture & Design creates a child-friendly walkway at the Morris Arboretum called Out on a Limb.

Courtesy of Metcalfe Architecture & Design

Greenbuild 2013, Joe's Cafe, University of Pennsylvania

Solution of the Month: An Ivy League cafe earns LEED Gold—and orders off the eco-menu, too.

Photo © Jeffrey Totaro

Greenbuild 2013, Horticulture Center at the Morris Arboretum

Platinum Profile: Horticulture Center at the Morris Arboretum

Photo © Paul Meyer

Greenbuild 2013, Split-Level House

Projects: Qb3 Split-Level House

Photo © Todd Mason/Halkin Architectural Photography

Greenbuild 2013, The Annenberg Public Policy Center

Projects: The Annenberg Public Policy Center

Photo © Jeffrey Totaro

Greenbuild 2013, Solution of the Month, LEED Platinum

Solution of the Month: Symbiosis helps one Philadelphia office building achieve LEED Platinum.

Photo © Paul S. Bartholomew Photography

Greenbuild 2013, Best Green Houses

Best Green Houses: A townhouse prototype demonstrates that sustainability needn’t cost a premium.

Photo © Sam Oberter Photography

Greenbuild 2013, Comcast Center

Projects: Robert A.M. Stern Architects raises the bar with Philadelphia's Comcast Center.

Photo © Peter Aaron/ Esto

Greenbuild 2013, Thin Flats, LEED Homes

Case study: Onion Flats cements its commitment to Philadelphia’s northern liberties neighborhood—and sustainable design—with a multifamily building destined for LEED for Homes Platinum status.

Photo © Mariko Reed Architectural Photography

Greenbuild 2013, Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art: An addition and renovation of a historic office building provides extra space for a celebrated museum.

Photo © Graydon Wood, courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art

Greenbuild 2013, Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia: A downtown icon is reborn as a public amenity

Photo © Tom Crane

News Recap: Philly Stories
Book Review: Ed Bacon on the Planning, Politics and the Building of Modern Philadelphia
Newsmakers: Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi
Philly Forward: The arrival of the Barnes Foundation in its new quarters on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway promises to further Philadelphia’s identity as an artistic magnet.
Philadelphia Signs Agreement For Green Stormwater Control
At Drexel University, a Green Rebirth Planned for a Former Frat House
First LEED Platinum Natatorium in the Nation
DOE Chooses Building Research Hub
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