$1.3B Carbon Neutral Chinese Eco-City in Dongtan

In 2009, China is expected to surpass the U.S. as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world.  Over 26% of the population (roughly 340 million people) lack access to […]

By |February 19th, 2007|Categories: Nature, Solar, Vegetation, Wind|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Las Vegas' $7B LEED CityCenter Project (S2)

MGM Mirage is developing a 76 acre site between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo called CityCenter.  With about 18 million square feet of new construction (residential, hotel, resort, casino, etc.), CityCenter is […]

Platinum USGBC, Steelcase's IAQ, Energy Star Hits NM + CoStar Group (WIR)

USGBC’s New D.C. Headquarters Go Platinum – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) can now hold itself out as an example of what green building is all about. The USGBC has a 22,000 […]

By |February 17th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, LEED, News, Week in Review|Tags: , |0 Comments

Rocio Romero's LV Home (F2)

Click for more information on the LV Home by Rocio Romero, which is a 1,150 square-foot prefab with a living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and closets–all starting […]

By |February 15th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|0 Comments

Video: Construction 2.0 + CleverHomes

  I was reading the Scobleizer and found a fairly substantial video interview with Toby Long, founder of the San Francisco-based, design-build firm CleverHomes.  Cleverhomes is one of those companies swimming […]

Intangible Drivers of the Green Building Movement

Some cities require LEED or green buildings.  Some cities fast track the permitting process for green buildings.  Some cities provide tax incentives or some sort of creative financing for green buildings.  Nevertheless, developers say […]

By |February 14th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments
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