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  • Fast-food Chains Serve Up Sustainable Restaurants

    With locations across the U.S., fast-food restaurants have great potential to create positive environmental impacts as they enter the green-building arena.

  • Retailer Embraces Sustainable Practices

    When outdoor apparel company nau asked Skylab Architecture, Portland, Ore., to design its stores, principal architect Jeff Kovel, AIA, took on the challenge with utmost care for the environment.

  • Shelter Earns Green Certification

    Beyond the savvy environmental nature of the structure, the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter in Fairfax, Va., offers safety and hope.

  • Vegetated-roof Failure Teaches Lessons

    The original vegetated roof on the M Financial Building in Portland, Ore., never lived up to expectations.

  • Mountain Home Provides Green Installation

    Oregon’s Hood River Valley offers year-round recreational opportunities with skiing on Mt. Hood, hiking through forest lands and fishing in clear waters. Outside of Parkdale, Tom Kelly and his wife Barbara Woodford found a spot amidst this rugged setting to build a mountain home.

  • Lab Undertakes Green Continuous Improvement

    As the performance of green buildings increasingly is being monitored, tracked and studied, it has become abundantly clear that the work doesn’t end at design or construction.

  • Sustainable Courthouse Welcomes Community

    The Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse not only stands as an artistic expression for future generations, it also considers those generations by exemplifying the definition of sustainability.

  • A Glass Conservatory Redefines Nature Appreciation

    2008 Evergreen Awards: First Place Winner. Although green-building practices have taken hold in virtually every market sector, construction methods for conservatories haven’t changed much since the 1840s.

  • Evaluation Targets Occupant Comfort

    The post-occupancy evaluation of a mixed-use residence hall in Portland, Ore., accounts for occupant experience and building performance.

  • GBI Releases Interactive Platform

    Based on feedback from hundreds of users, the Green Building Initiative, Portland, Ore., released an interactive platform for its Green Globes environmental assessment and rating system.