In conjunction with Architect magazine's second annual listing of the Architect 50, the magazine also created a list of top 10 green architecture firms. Its findings are based upon surveys administered during the first three months of this year to 161 firms. The survey isn't large enough to consider all firms, but Architect welcomes applications through its team of editors.
Everything is changing over at the Cascadia Green Building Council. Dropping the word “Region” from its name, the organization has new moniker to go with a new motto, “Envisioning the Living Future.” But that’s not all. The mission is new, too. These changes seem designed to convey an upbeat focus not on individual buildings or projects but the whole built environment.
Late last week, you may have heard, the USGBC, NRDC, and CNU officially launched LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). The pilot program opened in July 2007 with about 240 participating projects. Now, with the launch, project teams around the world can register online and get going.
In an effort to find truly sustainable and beautiful commercial interior design, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interiors & Sources magazine partnered to create the Bloom Awards. Now in its second year, the winners have just been released and will be recognized at NeoCon next month. These five products, according to a press release, successfully marry innovation and sustainability in their category.
Eric Corey Freed, architect and principal of Organic Architect, has a new book in stores this month — Green$ense for the Home — and Allison Arieff was able to pry a list out of Freed of simple green home projects for renters and homeowners. This is the low-hanging fruit, to use the proverbial phrase, but that doesn't mean there's no impact or benefit. To paraphrase Freed’s responses to Arieff, here are the nine green projects: