Brian Barth

Brian Barth is an American journalist living in Toronto. His work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, and Nautilus.

A worker climbs among skylights on the "living roof" at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, a LEED Platinum building.

Is LEED Tough Enough for the Climate-Change Era?

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council piloted its LEED certification, which has reshaped architecture and real estate. But how much does it dent buildings’ energy use?

A condominium building under construction in Toronto

Inclusionary Zoning Gets Downsized in Ontario

Toronto housing activists and politicians say a draft policy doesn’t go nearly far enough to provide affordable housing.