Green Design

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USGBC supports 'green garage' program

Who'd have thought that 50 different things affect how “sustainable” a parking garage is?! A new certification program applies to new and existing structures. More

Q + A with Nora Goldstein
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Q + A with Nora Goldstein

Senior Editor Michael Fielding met up with Nora Goldstein, executive editor of... More

Earth Day celebrates U.S. Water Prize winners
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Earth Day celebrates U.S. Water Prize winners

In an Earth Day ceremony at National Geographic Headquarters, in Washington D.C.,... More

U.S. Students Win International Sustainable Design Competition
Power to the pupils
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Power to the pupils

Florida student engineers help design the nation's first LEED Gold-certified water... More

Code green: (may be) coming to you in 2012
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Code green: (may be) coming to you in 2012

Specifiers, take note: Cities and states are already incorporating the... More

Public works facility receives LEED Platinum
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Lime kiln dust is an economical option for full-depth reclamation projects

In 2008 the City of McKinney, Texas-renown for its efforts to create a sustainable community, including the first privately developed LEED Platinum office building in the country and a Wal-Mart that uses photovoltaic arrays, rainwater harvesting, a waste-oil heating system, and two wind turbines-asked HDR Engineering, Inc. to help the city create a measurable "green vision" that would rely on metrics. More

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Team green

It takes a village to design a green building. One water district's quest required a multidisciplinary approach. More

Design so others are green with envy
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Design so others are green with envy

Builders and renovators now have two options to ensure facilities are... More

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