NYC's Biggest Sustainable Surprise

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NYC's Biggest Sustainable Surprise

At nearly 75 years old, New York City’s largest apartment complex continues to raise the bar for sustainability and energy-efficient retrofits. Occupying 80 acres of land just north of Lower Manhattan, Stuyvesant Town, and Peter ...

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Elevator Energy Use

January 08, 2010

Did you know that you use more energy going down an elevator than going up it? [continue reading]


North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition

November 01, 2009

A sustainable future is not possible without the dedication of professionals, leaders, teachers, and students to bring about change in their communities. In the spirit of Earth Day, which is the observance of protecting the ... [continue reading]


Wisdom Way Solar Village

Author: Robb Aldrich
March 09, 2009

It takes a village in this Massachusetts community to create sustainable, affordable housing. [continue reading]


Live Like a Leaf

Author: Clara Ceppa
January 03, 2009

The Leaf Community is the first sustainable community created in Italy. [continue reading]


An Experiment in Green Living

Author: Elka Karl
November 01, 2007

Prairie Crossing, a community outside of Chicago, offers families energy-efficient, green living. [continue reading]


Measuring Leakage in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Colin Genge
September 03, 2007

Controlling the flow of air through the exterior building enclosure is critical. But controlling the flow of air between suites and common spaces within the building is also important. [continue reading]


California's Green Rating System

September 02, 2007

Build It Green has developed an effective green rating system for the state of California. [continue reading]


Homegrown Green Building

July 01, 2007

This green building nonprofit is working to green western North Carolina, one house at a time. [continue reading]

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