Architecture

Can we create a green American dream home? Can we take those green building methods to a larger scale? Can we build a green office park? PF Members think so.

Capturing sunlight to power our homes at night has been one of the key problems businesses and scientists have been trying to solve. Growing Energy Labs, Inc, a participant in the Clean Tech Open, is sharing an idea that could revolutionize the way... Read More
By Maggie Comstock Associate, Policy U.S. Green Building Council Climate policy wonks are used to reading leaked draft text in advance of international negotiations. However, the 19 page draft text for the upcoming United Nations Convention on... Read More
After a disaster, how do you protect your water supply from contamination? Osorb would absorb the toxic chemicals in the water and keep oil, pesticides, gases, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals out of the groundwater.
Lauren Riggs, LEED AP Manager, LEED Performance U.S. Green Building Council This post originally appeared on FacilitesNet.
Planet Forward
Recently, a Planet Forward member emailed me to ask how her church should become more energy efficient, especially considering their tight budget. I'm opening up the question to you, our community of experts. Weigh In
Communities in Burlington, NC are seeing a lot of new buildings sprout up in their communities, but why are so many other buildings left abandoned? See how one community is trying to deal with an excess of space.
The George Washington University
DC's chief environmental officer, Christophe Tulou, has devised a plan to protect the nation's capital from storm damage. See the engineering innovation that is protecting the monuments on the national mall. Watch
Planet Forward
If cars are polluters, than car plants are even worse, right? But some car makers are going green. Planet Forward GW students Sara Snyder and Bridget Lynn got a close-up view of the new VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Watch Our Latest NBR
Planet Forward/GWU
The Volkswagen Plant of Chattanooga announced on December 1st that they are now the most efficient auto manufacturer in the world. See why VW's LEED-Platinum automotive manufacturing plant boasts to be the greenest. Watch
The George Washington University
GWU's solar thermal system heats up the water for three on-campus dorms. How much did the sixth largest installation cost the university? Zero. Watch

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