threat posed by climate change, California State Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed suit against San Bernardino County for failing to rein in sprawl. AIA releases a
web feature on incorporating green design elements to enhance multifamily communities. Major
hotel chains are starting to change their environmentally wasteful ways and design "greener" buildings.
CB Richard Ellis Group becomes the first major commercial real estate services company to announce plans to go carbon neutral (and do it by 2010) and assist its clients with energy-efficiency programs.
Wired to Sell – Smart-home technology is becoming increasingly available with a variety of conservation and convenience features.
Why Big Houses? The average, new American home is 2,400 sf; experts weigh in on America’s fascination with bigger is better. Wind Energy White Paper "
In Defense of Wind," by Dallas attorney Trey Cox outlines concerns about wind energy industry’s rapid and unregulated growth.
Peddling Smart Growth – call your project "smart" – even when it isn’t – and get millions in public funds.
North America sees the installation of +3M square feet of
new green roofs in 2006– an increase of 25% over 2005.
Home Depot launches $100M plan to support the development of 100,000 affordable, healthy homes, and the planting/preservation of more than 3 million trees over the next decade. Troubled Waters: drought, pollution, mismanagement and politics have made
water a precious commodity in much of the world. New
proposed green building standard (Standard 189P) nears completion and is now open for public comment.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced plans for an
All-Hybrid Taxi Fleet.
Marketers don’t yet understand how to push green ideas.
Building Green TV show set to air on PBS starting June 5, 2007.
Clinton Climate Initiative Offers $5B to Green Municipal Buildings at Cities Nationwide. Yahoo! Issues ‘
Greenest City in America‘ Challenge with Reward of Hybrid Taxi Fleet.
$41B Health-care Construction Industry Going Green to Save Energy, Cut Infection Rates. Nevada State Board
Hopes to Change (Remove) Green Building Standard, Mislead About LEED.
Porous Paving Grows in Popularity as a Stormwater Management Solution.
Ed Begley, Jr. Launches a Truly Unique Sustainable Living Website at FixingThePlanet.com.
Green Building Studio being dubbed A Google for Green Building Products. Commentary on Why Green Buildings
Cannot Save the Planet.
McGraw-Hill Construction released the
Greening of Corporate America SmartMarket report detailing corporate America’s opinions on green building and sustainability. Future British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has announced a plan to build
5 affordable "eco-towns," which will include wind and photovoltaic energy sources. Wal-mart announced a major initiative to outfit
22 stores with solar power, an amount that could be up to 20 million kWh per year. A
$3 million BP gas station in South Baltimore becomes latest green building with an amazing living roof, among other things.