Sustainability

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AIA Opposes Reintroduced Shaheen-Portman Energy-Efficiency Bill

The long-stalled legislation would repeal the 2030 fossil fuel reduction targets for new and renovated federal buildings. Read more

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New Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for USGBC's LEED System New Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for USGBC's LEED System

A nationwide survey concluded that 79 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats endorse the use of the LEED rating system in buildings. Read more

The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the New Big Thing in Green Building
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The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the New Big...

Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable... Read more

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Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Network Reveals 35 New Additions Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Network Reveals 35 New Additions

Narrowed down from 94 initial submissions, the organization's second round of selections includes 35 cities from around the world committed to developing roadmaps to resiliency. Read more

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Past Progressives, 1979: Arcosanti's East Crescent Complex Past Progressives, 1979: Arcosanti's East Crescent Complex

The East Crescent addition to Paolo Soleri's Acrosanti complex won guarded praise from energy-conscious P/A Award jurors. Read more

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Denver City Energy Project Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions, Energy Use Denver City Energy Project Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions, Energy Use

The voluntary program encourages commercial and multifamily building owners to measure building performance using Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager tool. Read more

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Bob Berkebile Joins the International Living Future Institute Bob Berkebile Joins the International Living Future Institute

The accomplished architect and preservationist will work part-time as a senior strategic adviser, focusing on ILFI's Living Product and Living Community challenges. Read more

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The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes is the First to Obtain Well Platinum Pilot Certification The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes is the First to Obtain Well Platinum Pilot Certification

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first institute to achieve the International Well Building Institute's highest distinction. Read more

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Gensler Wins AIA New York State Firm of the Year Gensler Wins AIA New York State Firm of the Year

The firm was named the 2014 American Institute of Architects New York State Firm of the Year on Friday night at the chapter's gala in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read more

DOE Approves Green Globes for Certification of Federal Buildings
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DOE Approves Green Globes for Certification of Federal Buildings

The Green Building Initiative's web-based certification system joins the U.S.... Read more

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