Before you check out for the weekend, be sure to look over these not-to-miss ECOBUILDING PULSE stories from this past week:

Projects You Should Know: The 2013 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects
A range of project types round out this year’s Top Ten Green Projects from the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment.

It’s in the Data: Proving Your High-Performance Projects Work
With more clients demanding fact-based design, architects and builders increasingly will need to collect and analyze occupancy data on their projects.

Modular Home Overcomes Factory-Built Design Limitations
This ultra-insulated modern home overcomes the design limitations of prefab construction.

How Far Can You Stretch?
Stretch or reach codes help states and jurisdictions push baseline efficiency levels. Could they spur national code development and adoption?

Solar Decathlon Countdown: Introducing Team Capitol DC
Leading up to the 2013 U.S. Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif., Ecobuildingpulse.com is keeping tabs on the progress of several teams. In this installment, meet Team Capitol DC.

ZGF To Design New RMI Building
Rocky Mountain Institute has chosen ZGF Architects to design its new office building in Basalt, Colo.

New Jersey Elementary School Wins EPA's Energy Reduction Challenge
Reducing its energy use by 52 percent in one year, Demarest Elementary School in Bloomfield, N.J., wins the 2012 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings competition.