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LEED Conundrum
Time is running out for enrollment in GBCI’s credential maintenance program, but many are still confused.

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Haunted by Success
Rob Watson writes that despite common misconceptions, China is reexamining its tremendous growth with sustainable strategies in mind.

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Picking Up the PACE
A new finance model, the Property Assessed Clean Energy bond, addresses the high up-front costs associate with energy upgrades.

Illustration © David Plunkert

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You’ve Got Mail
The United States Postal Service is committed to processing and delivering your mail—along with a sustainable message.

Image © Alex Nabauam

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The Second Time Around
Congress’s stamp of approval for the sustainable retrofit of buildings bears good tidings for green-collar jobs.

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Combating Climate Change
Whether through legislation or administrative action, U.S. limits on greenhouse-gas emissions seem an almost foregone conclusion.

Image © Brian Stauffer

European Directive Puts Performance First
A groundbreaking law in 2002, the energy performance of buildings directive has seen uneven implementation

 

Legislating Green Communities

Path to LEED Accreditation Shifts
New rigor and some red tape come with the new AIA and LEED AP education requirements.

Image courtesy Dan Page

Legislating Green Communities

Legislating Green Communities
As new green building standards for low-income housing emerge at the city level, building professionals can help ensure that the entire design process reflects new sustainability requirements.

Image courtesy Dan Page

Certified Wood Debate Heats Up

Certified Wood Debate Heats Up
Illegally sourced wood is banned by Congress, while the debate over LEED certification rages on.

Image courtesy Jim Frazier

Focus on Future Prez’s Plans

Focus on Future Prez’s Plans
As the nation gears up to elect a new president in November, those who care about green building and sustainability are finding some encouraging signs.

Image courtesy Jim Frazier

Examining Carbon Offsets

Examining Carbon Offsets
Voluntary carbon offsets are finally getting some oversight.

Image courtesy Jim Frazier

Washington D.C. headquarters

Bill falls short of some expectations
The bill authorized the DOE to build a “Sun Wall” on a facade of its Washington D.C. headquarters.

Image courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz

A Client’s Convenient Truth

A Client’s Convenient Truth
The smartest innovation in eliminating urban greenhouse-gas waste involves thousands of old buildings and one ex-president.

Image courtesy Jim Frazier

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09/2008 Focus on Future Prez’s Plans
As the nation gears up to elect a new president in November, those who care about green building and sustainability are finding some encouraging signs.
07/2008 Examining Carbon Offsets
Voluntary carbon offsets are finally getting some oversight.
04/2008 Bill falls short of some expectations
The bill authorized the DOE to build a “Sun Wall” on a facade of its Washington D.C. headquarters.
01/2008 A Client’s Convenient Truth
The smartest innovation in eliminating urban greenhouse-gas waste involves thousands of old buildings and one ex-president.
10/2007 Candidates in the Hot Seat
Positions On Sustainable Initiatives Take A Front Seat As The Election Year Approaches.
07/2007 A Business Case for Green
An ‘internet of things’ might make the flow of resources much greener.
04/2007 Green Buildings Get Tax Relief
Incentive programs promote sustainable buildings.
01/2007 Charting a Course for 2030
The 2030 challenge, which calls for an immediate 50 percent reduction in fossil fuel use in new buildings, and climate-neutral buildings by 2030, quickly gained legitimacy when it was adopted by the American Institute of Architects in December 2005 and subsequently by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
11/2006 The Winds of Change?
With Federal Legislative action uncertain, States have increasingly stepped up to fill the gap.
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