Should there be prizes for sustainable architecture? – Treehugger

When reviewing this year’s AIA/COTE Awards for the top ten sustainable buildings, I chose to accentuate the positive: The remarkable reworking of the awards to redefine sustainability, to include aspects like wellness, resilience, resource use and embodied energy. But I noted: It is a wonderful, well rounded list that covers so many aspects of sustainable […]

Why Don't Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency? – Yale Environment 360

Analysts call it the “energy performance gap” — the difference between promised energy savings in green buildings and the actual savings delivered. The problem, researchers say, is inept modeling systems that fail to capture how buildings really work. By Richard Conniff • May 25, 2017 Not long ago in the southwest of England, a local community set out […]

Sustainable landscaping is sensible! – Moultrie Observer

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” Edwin Way Teale. “In the under-wood and the over-wood there is murmur and trill this day For every every bird is in lyric mood and the wind will have its way.” Clinton Scollard. May is passing very quickly and summer is drawing […]

Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards honored for innovation – Saudi Gazette

2017 MENA Green Building Awards winners JEDDAH — Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, on Sunday announced the winners of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards that recognize innovation, creativity and excellence in promoting sustainability best practices. With record submissions from […]

Projects across Canada to participate in green building pilot – Proud Green Building (press release) (registration) (blog)

May 19, 2017 Sixteen of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of the CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard, according to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings in Canada, will be formally released on May 29 […]

See inside The Woodlands' newest 'green' building: Houston Advanced – Community Impact Newspaper

The Houston Advanced Research Center celebrated the opening of its new green headquarters in The Woodlands on Tuesday at 8801 Gosling Road. HARC President Lisa Gonzalez said the new 18,000-square-foot building has been a long time coming for the organization. It is the first building to earn a Platinum Level LEED certification in The Woodlands and […]

Fayetteville sustainable landscape competition runs through May 26 – Fayetteville Flyer

Thep Thai Restaurant won the restaurant category in the 2016 landscape competition. / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer The Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board is taking nominations for its annual landscape competition. Two awards are given each year, one for commercial and one for residential properties that serve as good examples of sustainable landscapes. Winners […]

Sustainable: Green Building Council expanding focus – Finance … – Finance and Commerce

More than 300 building professionals will gather Wednesday in St. Paul to learn about sustainable construction at the sixth annual Impact Conference sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the United States Green Building Council. The one-day conference at the St. Paul RiverCentre will feature 12 sessions and 24 speakers, including the council’s president and CEO, […]

Fayetteville sustainable landscape competition runs through May 26 – Fayetteville Flyer

Thep Thai Restaurant won the restaurant category in the 2016 landscape competition. / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer The Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board is taking nominations for its annual landscape competition. Two awards are given each year, one for commercial and one for residential properties that serve as good examples of sustainable landscapes. Winners […]