• The Second annual Evergreen Awards

    This year's Evergreen Awards competition recognizes five winners in three categories of sustainable design and building performance

     
  • The Second Annual Evergreen Awards

    This year's Evergreen Awards competition recognizes five winners in three categories of sustainable design and building performance

     
  • Architect Recognized

    Kansas City, Kan.–based architect Robert Berkebile, principal of BNIM Architects, was awarded a $100,000 Heinz Award for his work promoting green building design.

     
  • New Accolades in New Orleans

    The kudos for Make It Right New Orleans, the post-Hurricane Katrina housing initiative launched by Brad Pitt, continue to roll in.

     
  • Carbon Emissions a Taxing Issue in France

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled a plan for a national carbon tax, an idea he first put forth in 2007.

     
  • Big City, Small Ecologicial Footprint

    Construction is under way in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, on Eco City, a creative-industrial complex on the city's harbor.

     
  • Green Efforts Now Required For New York State Buildings

    Under the act, any future construction of state buildings in New York, as well as any substantial renovations to existing buildings, must conform to green building principles that will be developed by OGS.

     
  • Call For Nominations

    The California Sustainability Alliance is now accepting nominations for its 2009 Sustainability Showcase Awards, which aim to recognize successful sustainable policies, programs, practices, and technologies implemented by leading organizations that work in California.

     
  • Green Power Leaders Recognized

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions, recently announced the 2009 Green Power Leadership Awards winners.

     
  • Lights Out For Inefficient Bulbs In Europe

    The European Union enacted new energy efficiency requirements on lamp sales.

     
  • Climate-related Revenue Booms

    Revenues from climate-related business across the globe rose by 75 percent in 2008, according to HSBC Global Research.

     
  • Are Employees in Green Buildings More Productive?

    Researchers surveyed tenants in 154 green buildings nationwide and measured sick days and self-reported productivity changes after moving into a new building.

     
  • Gypsum Board Withstands Abuse

    Temple-Inland’s ComfortGuard line of Gypsum board, designed to protect against abuse,

     
  • Answering Nature’s Call

    The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo saw the potential in ordinary, everyday facilities when it developed its eco-friendly restroom.

     
  • Santa Monica Residence / Living Homes

    Modular Marvel

    A winner in the Greenhouse category of the 2009 Evergreen Awards, LivingHomes prototype house aims for high-efficiency

     
  • Commercial Inverter Family Grows

    PV Powered Inc. has added the PVP260kW to its family of commercial solar inverters.

     
  • A Santiary Base for Heatlhcare

    Nora Systems now offers a 6-inch sanitary base for healthcare designs.

     
  • Hardwood Tiles Are VOC Free

    Tate’s new engineered hardwood tiles are made of 3-mm-thick natural wood laminate bonded to an 11-mm-thick Versacore wood veneer backer.

     
  • Building Information Modeling Provides Consistency in Data Collection and Maintenance

    BIM processes allow facility managers to consistently collect and manage information and potentially decrease construction time and costs

     
  • Glass Replaces Exotic Wood for Cabinet Maker ALNO

    Cabinet maker ALNO has addressed the issues of illegal logging and insufficient forest management by creating a glass alternative to exotic wood veneer.

     
  • Show and Tell

    Zimmer Gunsul Frasca's design of the Region 8 headquarters is an Ecommercial category winner in the 2009 Evergreen Awards

     
  • Decades of Dedication

    Steven Winter, FAIA, has spent 40 years championing energy efficient buildings

     
  • Going Deep

    A winner in the Greenhouse category of the 2009 Evergreen Awards, the EcoDEEP Haus doubles the size of a 1940s bungalow but cuts its energy use nearly in half

     
  • Earthly Ethics

    Fulfilling Aldo Leopold's belief that ethical behavior includes respecting the land, the Leopold Legacy Center examines the relationships between buildings, their inhabitants and their sites

     
  • India-Inspired Fabrics Use Post-Consumer Fibers

    Sina Pearson Textiles incorporate recycled polyester into their eco-friendly Indian Summer line of fabrics.

     
  • Game On

    Minneapolis's Target Center kepts is programming in play while installing an extensive green roof

     
  • Performance Piece

    Outfitted with the latest monitoring and control technology, the ASHRAE Headquarters provides a glimpse into the future of smart buildings.

     
  • And the Winner Is …

    Should competitions recognize projects for their sustainable attributes?

     
  • Happenings: What's new in green

    Recent news and developments from around the sustainable industry

     
  • Understanding Green Building Guidelines For Students and Young Professionals

    Understanding Green Building Guidelines For Students and Young Professionals examines a range of green building ratings systems and guidelines.