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    David Benjamin of The Living and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation talks about the intersection of biology, technology, and architecture.

  • New Self-Healing Plastic Also Conducts Electricity

    If you've ever dinged your smartphone or laptop, then you might be interested in self-repairing plastic that behaves more like human skin, developed by scientists at Stanford University.

  • Options for Harvesting Daylight

    How to increase natural light to reduce energy use, as well as minimize glare and heat gain.

  • Deep Green: Materials, Resources, and Contention

    Industry groups foresee problems with the proposed changes to LEED. We look at some of the concerns with LEED v4.

  • A Zero-Energy Seismic Sensor

    Student Daniel Tomicek has developed a sensor that uses the kinetic energy created by an earthquake to monitor and report damage to buildings and infrastructure without needing electrical energy, Blaine Brownell reports.

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  • Green Building Information Gateway Launched

    The USGBC’s web-based tool aims for greater transparency and understanding of green-building practices.

  • GSA Calls For Green Technologies to Test

    The U.S. General Services Administration is gathering info for its Green Proving Ground program that examines sustainable building technologies and practices for federal buildings.

  • Feeling the Heat

    Thermal imaging can shave significant time off of building investigations, but only if the results are interpreted correctly.

  • Protecting Your LED Investment

    LEDs offer many benefits in terms of energy efficiency, but as a new technology, they also carry some risk. Learning more about the technology can help avoid pitfalls.