April 20, 2014

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Green Builders Weather Storms

Green homes comprised 23% of the overall residential construction market in 2013 and are expected to grow. EL.

Can Big Business Step Up to the Challenge of a New Urban Agenda?

UN–Habitat calls for a new compact with the private sector to contribute to post-2015 SDGs. Philip Monaghan reports on Talkback.

Hemp and Straw: Cutting the Risk of Renewable Materials

Used for thatching and other traditional building techniques, natural materials are experiencing a renaissance. Guardian.

Los Angeles Becomes First Major City To Require 'Cool Roofs'

The Council unanimously passed a building code requiring new and refurbished homes to have sunlight-reflecting roofs. ThinkProgress.

Nike's New Shanghai Store is Made From 100 Percent Trash

The building is made of 5,278 aluminum cans, 2,000 yards of tension cables and 2,000 post consumer recycled water bottles. 3p.

Green Building: Don't Reduce Sustainability to Just Energy Efficiency

Our migration to more sustainable buildings is an evolving process that requires a consistent combination of goals, results and critiques.

Can London's Largest Living Wall Prevent Flooding?

The UK's largest living wall was unveiled this week, not only brightening up the streets but also helping to reduce urban flooding. GreenBiz.

Offices Are Turning their Roofs into Edible Gardens and Bee Sanctuaries

The urban roof gardens aim to increase city sustainability and engage employees, writes Tass Mavrogordato, Guardian.

Inside the Greenest Office Building in the World

Seattle's Bullitt Center goes way beyond LEED certification. It has entirely zero impact, from rainwater harvesting to composting toilets. FastCo.

How Sustainable Are USA Federal Agencies?

The White House Council on Environmental Quality & Office of Management and Budget released sustainability scorecards on green building. DesignBuild.




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