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Building Organizations Commit to Promoting Resilient Design
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Building Organizations Commit to Promoting Resilient Design

Twenty organizations from the building, construction, and design industry sign on... More

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A Boost for Resiliency

The first 33 cities in the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge are announced: Is yours one of the selected few? More

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Can We Make Greener Plastic Using a Greenhouse Gas? Can We Make Greener Plastic Using a Greenhouse Gas?

The latest trend in plastic-making: carbon dioxide infusions. More

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Integration and Resilience Integration and Resilience

Products and Performance chairs Alex Wilson and Peter Yost envision high-performance products that respond to more stringent requirements and the need for resilient design. More

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Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change

Sustainable Communities chair Leinberger details why demand mitigation through developing walkable, transit-oriented, urban communities is effective in combating climate change. More

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Book: 'Freedom's Cap' Book: 'Freedom's Cap'

In the 1850s, the political climate was just as partisan as now, when politicians helped design and construct the U.S. Capitol Building. More

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Report: Green Buildings Can Play Role in Disaster Preparedness

Designing climate sensitivity and adaptation into long-term structures can increase resilience against natural disasters and climate change, according to a new report from the USGBC and the University of Michigan. More

Code Words
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Code Words

An international green construction code will change the game. Are we ready? More

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Water: A Resource at Risk Water: A Resource at Risk

How widespread water shortages, driven by climate change and population growth, are shaping our future. More

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Architecture 2030 Launches Building Product Carbon-Reduction Initiative Architecture 2030 Launches Building Product Carbon-Reduction Initiative

Similar to the organization’s building performance improvement mission, the 2030 Challenge for Products will set benchmarks for reducing the carbon footprint of building materials by targeting greenhouse gas emissions resulting from manufacturing and transportation. More

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