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    Environmental activist David Suzuki called for a response to the world’s “eco-crisis,” saying, “we need a response like the one that we mounted after Pearl Harbor.”

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    West Coast Green attendees didn’t have to go far to see the possibilities for pre-fab green construction. The conference show house was constructed out of reused shipping containers in the middle of the show floor.

  • Al Gore Addresses West Coat Green

    In front of a supportive and excited crowd the last morning of West Coast Green, vice president-turned-environmental-spokesman Al Gore recognized green building advocates for their leadership, encouraged continued diligence toward developing energy alternatives, and reiterated his ambitious goals...

  • Tips for Selling Green

    Promoting your projects’ green features begins with understanding customers’ needs.

  • Healthy Building Tenets Differ From Standard Green Building Practices, Say Bau-Biologie Advocates

    At a workshop preceding West Coast Green, two Building Biology practitioners presented a healthy home building philosophy that differs, often starkly, from conventional green building wisdom.

  • Green Building Saves Money at Affordable Housing Projects

    Developers open their books to show low operating costs at green properties.

  • The Week in Green: March 24-28

    A roundup of green building news for the week of March 24-28, including the completion of the nation’s first LEED-certified ballpark; green education in Greensburg, Kan.; a multi-use building in Oregon constructed with 80% recycled materials; and Chula Vista, Calif., considers mandatory green...

  • Awards for "Green" Remodeling

    The winners of the 2007 REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling across the country. From an island house addition to a log house update to a paint factory renovation, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams.