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Tour Singapore's Greenest Building: BCA Academy's Zero Energy Headquarters

Singapore has no shortage of green buildings, but when it comes to energy-efficiency, there is one that surpasses all others. Home of the Singapore …

Alvarez-Diaz Villalon’s LEED Platinum Office is a Green Design Gem in Latin America

Alvarez-Diaz Villalon's new headquarters is located in the heart of San Juan in the historic district of Santurce. The building was formerly a girl’s …

Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely …

Chicago To Buildings: Clean Up Your Act!

Chicago plans to join nine other cities in saying "Stop the pollution!" from its single largest offender: <b>tall buildings</b>. The City Energy Project, organized by former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, wants tall buildings in America's largest cities to clean up their act. …

Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Cash-strapped Idaho architect Macy Miller wanted a place of her own without the burdensome mortgage, so she decided to build a tiny house from the …

Massive Multi-Family Apartment Complex Solar Installation Completed in California

One of the largest multi-family apartment complex solar thermal and solar photovoltaic projects of the decade was just completed in California. Los …

Solar Power

My climate confession: I was pessimistic until I saw this graph

Recently, I’ve begun to question whether we can solve the climate crisis.<p>Deep down in my darkest thoughts, from everything I know, have read, and …

Richard Branson’s Virgin Buildings Might Skyrocket Green Urban Living

The <b>Virgin Buildings</b> (what an appropriate name) surprise a carefully imagined auto-sufficient world where nature and man-made comfort meet on a …

Klopf Architecture's Zero Energy House Scores Big with Build it Green in California

San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture designed a light-filled home in Cupertino, California that establishes a strong connection to nature while …

Architecture

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Green Home

When <b>building a green home</b> one chooses to do so to reduce the harmful impact on the environment. Careful thought and consideration must be placed on …

Why Are Some States Trying to Ban LEED Green Building Standards?

Dubai's LEED Platinum Change Initiative Building Declared the "World's Most Sustainable Commercial Building"

The Change Initiative Building (TCI) in Dubai, UAE, has been awarded 107 out of 110 LEED points from the US Green Building Council, which <i>technically</i> …

Dallas Among First U.S. Cities to Mandate Green Building Standards

Dallas has become one of the first cities in the United States to implement mandatory green building standards. As of October 1, 2013, all …

An Introduction to the Cost Benefits of Green Buildings

<i>Curbed University delivers insider tips and non-boring advice on how to buy, sell, or rent a home or apartment. Additional questions welcomed to tips@curbed.com. Today's topic: the cost benefits of green buildings!</i><p>Last week, Curbed U explored the world of green buildings, but we only briefly …

LEED-Certified Federal Building Projects Increase By More Than 50% in 2012

It looks to have been a good year for green buildings in the federal sector; according to a new report, the number of federal LEED-certified projects …

Green Skyscraper to Be Built on Top of Vancouver's Historic Exchange Building

The city of Vancouver just approved a unique new tower that promises to be one of the greenest skyscrapers in all of Canada. The Exchange is a …

What Makes a Building Green ?

At Freshome we’ve talked a great deal about about green homes and buildings. And while we know that you understand that “green” means environmentally …

2013 International Green Building Conference Kicks Off in Singapore

This morning, delegates from more than 35 countries gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore for the 2013 …

Soaring Three-Story High GSky Green Wall Brings a Historic Building to Life

GSky Plant Systems has installed a beautiful 1226 sq. ft. living wall in the atrium of a five-story historic building, 888 Brannan. Located below a …

'LEED in Motion' Infographic Shows How LEED Certification Has Driven the Green Building Industry

The US Green Building Council recently released a new infographic that shows how the LEED rating system has been a key driver of momentum across many …

Home Depot Teams Up With USGBC to Bring Customers Green Building Products

Greening your home will now be easier than ever, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Green Building Council and Home Depot that will launch a …

Y2E2 Building Goes from Green to Platinum

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the highest certification for sustainability in operations and maintenance to Stanford's Jerry Yang and …

280MW solar plant in Arizona can produce power 6 hours after the sun goes down

Thermal energy storage FTW<p>The Solana solar station in the Arizona desert is one of the first large-scale solar plants with thermal storage that …

Climate Change Will Bring Conditions Outside Historical Variability In Coming Decades

<i>From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman:</i><p>The mean annual climate of the average location on Earth will slip past the most extreme conditions experienced during the past 150 years and into new territory by between 2047 and 2069, depending on the amount of climate-warming greenhouse gases that are …

Extravagant Ring-Shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Spares Energy in China

MAD Architects just unveiled their first resort in China, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort. The ring-shaped 27-storey building located south of …

New eBay Data Center Runs Almost Entirely On Bloom Fuel Cells

eBay is raising the bar (again) when it comes to sourcing power for massive data centers.<p>Its massive new facility in Salt Lake City – the main hub of technology powering more than $175 billion in annual e-commerce activity – uses fuel cells “servers” from Bloom Energy as the primary power source.<p>It …

New LEED-Hopeful NPR Headquarters Boasts State-of-the-Art Environmental Graphics in Washington D.C.

The new NPR Headquarters and Production Studios in Washington DC, which aims for LEED Gold Certification, will feature a wide array of …

Japan Plans to Harvest Solar Power from Space by 2030

One of the big downsides of solar power is how dependent it is on local weather conditions. If it’s rainy or overcast, you can’t harvest much energy …

LEED Platinum Leon Springs Home Features a 17,000 Gallon Rainwater Catchment System

Lake Flato Architects’ Karla Greer has designed a sprawling LEED Platinum home for a family in Leon Springs, Texas. The open and airy home uses an …

NYC’s “LEED for broadband” will help companies pick tech-friendly office locations

New York City is already home to tech companies like Spotify, Tumblr and Birchbox, and under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city has made a major push …