Category: Green Building

Green buildings are not only energy efficient, they’re constructed and operated sustainably.

LEED-Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark

The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned certification in the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The latest addition joins more than 137,000 LEED registered and certified projects, homes, communities and neighborhoods worldwide.

Chicago: A City’s Ambitions to be America’s Greenest

When it comes to buildings, Chicago has already done “tallest, biggest, and longest.” Now Chicago wants to be the “greenest”. We’ll find out how they’re raising the bar for all the other cities aiming for that same distinction. Plus: From America’s biggest green-building expo, do-it-yourself… Continue reading

Thomas Friedman at Greenbuild 2011: Work within the Political and Economic Constraints

Thomas Friedman keynoted at the 2011 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Toronto, Ontario. He was joined by USGBC chairman Rick Fedrizzi, CaGBC president Thomas Mueller, Kohler CEO David Kohler, journalist/author Cokie Roberts, and Diesel Canada CEO Joie Adler. Friedman’s message to the audience included a… Continue reading