Useful articles about green construction practices.  Tips and ideas for site selection, innovative and sustainable design, commissioning, and landscaping
project green home
By: Maddie Summa
Monday, July 4, 2011
Palo Alto, CA, can now be added to the list of communities in the US with a home that achieves zero-net energy (ZNE). That is, it only uses as much energy as it creates!
Joseph Laquatra
By: Joseph Laquatra and Mark Pierce
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Millions of dollars and tremendous amounts of time and brain power are being applied to the hottest new clean technologies and technology-enabled services.
LEED Gold Certified School Construction
By: Robin Bectel, Editor
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
An environmentally-conscious educational facility, Harold D. Rider Family Media, Science and Fine Arts Center is a private school designed for Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade students.

The Top 50 Green Construction Companies Revealed
Thursday, November 11, 2010
By: Staff
Source: Construction Digital
Construction Digital, reveals the top 50 green construction companies. Who are the top 50 global green construction companies? It is revealed in a list of the 50 leaders in green and profile the top five.

Designing Out Waste: ‘Pre-cycling’ to Eliminate Waste in Design Phase
Modular bulding is green building
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
By: Tom Hardiman
Source: Modular Building Institute
The impact of construction and demolition debris on the environment is staggering. More than 135 million tons of debris from construction sites is brought to U.S. landfills every year, making it the single largest source in the waste stream (Source: USGBC White Paper –Planning for Construction Waste). 

Where Are the World’s Greenest Buildings?
Friday, October 8, 2010
By: Staff
Researching his latest book, “The World’s Greenest Buildings,” sustainability consultant Jerry Yudelson, author of a dozen green building books, is turning to the design community to research the “best in class” performance of successful green buildings worldwide. Project participants can immediately access an online survey

U.S. Green Building Council Launches the Center for Green Schools
Friday, October 1, 2010
By: iGreenBuild Staff
 Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its newest initiative, The Center for Green Schools at USGBC. There are nearly 140,000 schools, colleges and universities in the United States; no one has ever counted the buildings, but thousands are barely built to code.

Villebois Neighborhood Honored with Best Development
Thursday, August 5, 2010
By: Villebois Comunity
Villebois community, from Costa Pacific Communities in Wilsonville, Ore. recently received the 2009 Excellence Award for the Best Development/Site Plan in Green Building by the Home Builders Association (HBA) in Metropolitan Portland.

Salinas First to Receive Eco-Friendly Gen7 Classrooms
Thursday, August 5, 2010
By: Gen7 Classrooms
These new, eco-friendly Gen7 schoolrooms for sixth- and seventh-graders feature a high amount of recycled and recyclable materials, low- and zero-VOC interiors, and learning-enhancing acoustical design.

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