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  • New Standards for Green Building

    This spring, a partnership between the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) plans to release a new green building standard, adding to an already dizzying array of green standards confronting affordable housing developers. Here's a list of the most...

  • Lighting's Latest Nuts and Bolts

    Lighting design starts with knowing what the gear can let you do. Especially with the increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainable design, even small improvements in tried and true products might mean the difference in a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) point or two.

  • Cabin Fever

    A research facility in the smoky mountains utilizes its surroundings to provide a sustainable design.

  • Help for K-12 Design

    Design of energy-efficient K-12 schools is an important segment of the building industry at present, and organizations around the country are taking a variety of actions to assist architects, lighting designers, and specifiers in the task.Recently, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and...

  • Planting New LEED Seeds

    BRONX, N.Y. - Last fall, 28 low-income homeowners moved into the first community in New York state certified under the brand-new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes standard.

  • Defining "Green"

    You probably think that I have been around too long and have seen too many contracts to sign anything containing an important specification that isn't clearly defined. Surely I would never do something as stupid as that, right?

  • In the News

    Homeland Security reconsiders "no match" rule; Harvard Joint Center's Kermit Baker forecasts betters days for remodeling; more

  • Delta Air Lines Terminal A, Boston

    Logan International Airport in Boston currently ranks 20th in the nation in passenger volume, according to its website, and in the mid-1990s it initiated a modernization project, mainly to improve roadways and terminals. To that end, the airport and Delta Air Lines wanted to create “a terminal to...

  • Breakline: Green Mandates

    Green Mandates ~ Mapping Disaster

  • Regional News

    CHICAGO—Centerline Holding Co. said it has provided $30.5 million in equity financing for phase II of Roosevelt Square Apartments here. The HOPE VI program provided an additional $17 million for phase II.