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  • Green Building Panel Weighs Sustainable Innovations and Shortcomings

    The U.S. has made significant strides in energy efficiency, but has only scratched the surface, according to a panel led by USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi. The panel discussion, presented by The Atlantic Magazine, was held at the National Press Club Thursday morning.

  • Schools, Curriculum Go Green

    The advantages to building a green school are obvious: a healthy, more productive environment for students, faculty, and staff, plus energy and taxpayer savings. But one aspect of a sustainable school that may have been overlooked in the past is the chance to incorporate green into the curriculum...

  • Green Remodeling Standards

    Builders and homeowners now have a set of green guidelines that they can apply to a remodeling project, regardless of size. The REGREEN Guidelines were announced Friday by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at INTERIORS 08: The ASID...

  • LISC Launches Green Development Center

    The Local Initiatives Support Corp., a New York- and Washington, D.C.-based community development intermediary that provides assistance to transform distressed communities, recently announced the opening of its Green Development Center, which will aid LISC’s 30 local offices in its green building...

  • Los Angeles No. 1 on List of Most Eco-Friendly Commercial Buildings

    When it comes to green commercial buildings, Los Angeles is tops, according to a report from the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego and CoStar.

  • Eco-Terrorism Suspected in Seattle Area Fires

    Flames destroyed at least three model homes and damaged two others in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville after five separate fires ravaged a development of eco-friendly luxury homes early Monday morning. The homes were furnished but unoccupied, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters are letting...

  • The Week in Green: March 10-14

    A roundup of green building news for the week of March 10-14, including the launch of the nation’s first set of green remodeling standards, a green development center aimed at providing resources and guidance, and the opening of Nevada’s first solar community.

  • Green Affordable Housing Development Debuts in Ohio

    Rising from the ashes of a demolished 11-acre housing project in Columbus, Ohio's north side is Greenview Estates, and the use of green in the development’s name is no coincidence. The community is Columbus' first energy-efficient, affordable housing neighborhood.

  • The Week in Green: March 3-7

    A roundup of this week's green building news, including arson suspected in Seattle model home fires; L.A. commercial buildings named most eco-friendly; and Maryland makes strides in green legislation.

  • NAHB Research Center Names EnergyValue Housing Award Winners

    Thirteen of the nation's greenest builders now have the hardware to prove it. On Feb. 13, the NAHB Research Center announced the 13th annual EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA) at an evening reception during the International Builders' Show. The big winners of the night were Aspen Homes of Colorado...