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Sustainability - Featured Headline
New Owner of Sustainable Sites Initiative Is Accepting Applications for Certification
06/15/15
The U.S. Green Building Council’s certification arm is managing the SITES program.

Photo Courtesy of Sustainable SITES Initiative


Boston Harbor Association Prepares City to Live With Floodwater
10/08/14
Design competition, charrette and reports help flood-vulnerable areas ready themselves for rising tides.

Photo Courtesy of Hafencity by Eichental CC BY-ND 2.0

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04/27/15 $45B Capital Cairo Project Would Deliver Smart Infrastructure

Estimated to cost $45 billion to develop, the new development would be home to approximately 7 million residents.
04/08/15 Designing a 'Living Building' Was Easier Than Anticipated, Says Bullitt Center Architect

Most challenging aspect of the project was staying within the tight budget while still stretching the green-building envelope
04/01/15 Supersustainable Bullitt Center Certified Under the Most Rigorous Green Building Program

Super-sustainable Bullitt Center certified under the most-rigorous green building program.
03/31/15 India's Ruling Party Moves Forward on '100 Smart Cities' Plan

Urbanization drives movement for new, sustainable cities in India
02/11/15 McDonald’s Weighs ‘Net-Zero Energy’ Fast Food Outlets

Study says there is potential for cutting quick-service restaurants’ energy use by 65% to 75%
11/11/14 Council on Tall Buildings Putting a Bigger Emphasis on Sustainability

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is focusing on the urban context and green-building issues
10/08/14 Report Links Green Office Buildings to Worker Health, Productivity

Understanding the link between sustainable office buildings and employee wellness and productivity can improve a company’s bottom line, says a new World Green Building Council report.
09/16/14 Singapore Evolves into Sustainability Superpower of Asia

Singapore takes a multi-pronged approach to achieve its green building goals by providing energy benchmarking, entering into industry partnerships and using incentives to encourage developers.
08/27/14 Industry Groups Team Up to Streamline Green-Building Tools

The industry green-building effort will culminate in one consolidated document.
08/13/14 Bird Stewards Rally Forces Against Killer Facades

Tests beginning to develop bird-friendly glass standard after Minnesota nixes call for fritted glass on stadium under construction in Minneapolis.
08/05/14 Cambridge, Mass., Joins the Ranks of Cities Requiring Building Energy-Use Disclosure

Cambridge, Mass., adopts building energy use disclosure law.
07/02/14 Architecture 2030 Pushes Harder Toward Carbon-Neutral Buildings

Architecture 2030 issued its challenge to building product manufacturers to join the movement to help stem climate change
05/28/14 International Living Future Institute Widens Its Reach Beyond Buildings

Group launches Living Future Challenge, which is a framework for remaking all kinds of systems in the built environment.
05/12/14 California's Title 24 Energy Code Tightens Rules for Building Controls, Commissioning

Title 24 changes, which go into effect in July, are first since 2008
05/01/14 Improving Energy Savings Through Existing Technologies

A new MHC study suggests that high-performance building-systems already on the market can offer substantial savings in energy use over traditional systems.
04/30/14 Waterfront Development Rating System, Called WEDG, Coming Soon

WEDG, a voluntary checklist-based rating system, is intended to encourage waterfront designs that are resilient, accessible to the public, ecologically healthy and economically feasible.
02/25/14 GBI Launches Guide for Federal Agencies

Guide for new construction complements guide for existing buildings.
02/12/14 Super-Sustainable Bullitt Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best Project in 2013

Seattle office building is on course to become the nation’s first urban mid-rise spec office building certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge.
02/05/14 Ten Cities Launch Building Efficiency Program

Each city will develop individual energy reduction plan.
01/08/14 Israel Parliament Will Be World's Greenest With Roof Solar Field

Planned 4,650-square-meter array atop the Knesset is among $2 million in new sustainability measures.
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