LEED

Shutterstock

Now Here's an Idea Well Worth Copying: 'LEED for Broadband'

If you're looking to launch a tech start-up in New York City, you'll want to check this first.

Reuters

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

As the certification grows more popular, industry opposition to it is ramping up.

Courtesy of Alameada County

How Green Building Standards Can Actually Change People's Behavior

New research suggests LEED-ND projects can dramatically cut down on driving rates.

Wikimedia Commons

The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings

A new report suggests it would be better for the environment to tear them all down.

Trent Bell/Courtesy of NAHB

As Important As It Is, LEED Can Be So Embarrassing

A new certified LEED-platinum building may not be all that green, if you consider its outlandish size and challenging climate setting.

This Net-Zero Cottage Takes Tiny Houses to a Whole New Level

With its shiny recycled-metal rain screen and jauntily angled rooftop solar array, the 712-square-foot cottage is charming and sustainable.

Kaid Benfield

This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like

A low-income community in Boston taps homegrown business leaders for a brighter future.

Kaid Benfield

How LEED-ND Can Improve Older Neighborhoods

An inner-city neighborhood in Boston is providing a strong example of how the rating system can guide improvements.

Courtesy: American Architectural Foundation

A New Model for Green Schools

A school in Portland, Oregon, is housed in a super-green building. And that's just the beginning.

Courtesy: KPMG

What Do the Best Infrastructure Projects Look Like?

A new ranking of international infrastructure projects leaves out some key efforts.

Shutterstock

Green Building's Growing Pains

The proliferation of green building standards and evaluations mean more choices about which program to prioritize.

Why Community-Based Planning Works Better Than Anything Else

A Boston neighborhood comes together to solve severe disinvestment, illegal dumping, and lot vacancies.

Courtesy: Vulcan Real Estate

Telling Builders to Build Greener Without Saying How

Seattle tests a code that would allow architects to decide how to best reduce energy waste

Courtesy Plan El Paso

The Best Smart Growth Projects in America

The EPA's newly released list includes a green learning center and an innovative civic gathering space

Wikimedia Commons

Galveston's Post-Hurricane Clean Slate

In the wake of the Hurricane Ike, the city is radically rebuilding its affordable housing to make it greener and more diverse