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    Teak fold-down shower seats are naturally resistant to fungi, mold, and mildew.

  • Energy-Related Mortgage Innovations To Come Within a Year?

    Three recent studies address energy efficiency and home ownership bode well for significant changes to the way buyers finance home purchases.

  • Bjarke Ingels Group To Design LEGO Brand House

    The Bjarke Ingels Group will design a museum for LEGO in the company's historic home in Denmark.

  • Advancing Healthy Housing and the State of the Union

    In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama hinted at new initiatives to improve residential and commercial building energy efficiency. One administration initiative—Advancing Healthy Housing—applies the White House's approach to infrastructure to everyday homes.

  • GSA Wants More Input on LEED, Green Globes, and Living Building Challenge

    The administration postpones its decision on which green-building system to use, and announces it is taking comments for the next 60 days on how the federal government can best use LEED 2009, Green Globes, and the Living Building Challenge.

  • Sustainability in the 2013 AIA Honor Awards

    A total of 28 projects received 2013 AIA Honor Awards in categories of architecture, interiors, and urban design and regional planning. A few of these also deserve special recognition for showcasing sustainability in design.

  • EPA Awards Almost $700,000 to Students

    Forty-five college teams receive grants as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet student design competition.

  • Thom Mayne Wins 2013 AIA Gold Medal

    The designer of the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas was once better known for his iconoclasm. No less provocative today, the winner of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal has done some of his best work for the federal government's Design Excellence Program.

  • Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Wins 2013 AIA Architecture Firm Award

    Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects won the AIA's highest honor for an architecture firm, a prize commending their often spiritual, always textural works, which include the recently relocated Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia.

  • USGBC Stresses Mayoral Strength in Climate Policy

    Three mayors representing the southwest, midwest, and coastal southeast talk about how local government is placed best to create sustainable policy.