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35 Stunning Platinum Projects of 2009

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In the past year, we've discussed over 35 LEED Platinum projects, and they're all pretty incredible.  Some are renovations.  Others are new construction.  Some are big.  Others are small.  Some are officially certified.  Others are expecting certification.  The point is, we're at the point now where a LEED project is not worth mentioning — typically speaking — unless it's coming in at the highest level of USGBC certification.  Check out the best of the best (click the text links for more images and information).

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10 Shipping Container Projects of 2009

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If there's something we're seeing more of it's container projects.  And nothing brings out emotion like a shipping container project.  Some argue that the benefits of using containers for a structure's framework are negligible, if any, while others argue that container projects are too austere.  Or industrial.  Nonetheless, as long as you're building with old containers, we'll likely keep talking about the greener ones.  In the mean time, feel free to review the best of this year (click the text links for more images and information).

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19 Green Building Innovations of 2009

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We all know design will do a lot of the work in making a building green, but technology is important, too.  Over the past year, we've seen some interesting innovation in a broad category of articles we call building-related green technology.  Solar innovation is hot, and small wind — albeit heavily scrutinized — is doing some things also.  So, check out this retrospective on green technology in the built environment (click the text links for more images and information). 

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