Green building

Phipps Conservatory welcome center

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. (Wikimedia Commons)

George Washington University
Of all the places on the planet you’d expect to find the greenest building, you probably don't think of Steel City.
The George Washington University
Is there a balance between the reputation of the construction industry and the good it can promote?  
The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability goes green.
The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability goes green.
Furman University
A tour of Furman University's Shi Center for Sustainability highlighting green building performed as a parody to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Passivhaus description
Passivhaus description
Structures Design/Build
Passivhaus methodology combined with Integrated Project Delivery, Lean Construction principles and big BIM (Building Information Modeling) can produce tommorrowes low energy buildings today at cost parity with standard construction.
UNSW Australia
Taking by-products from the forestry industry to make particle boards that can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and decking around pools. Not only do they have great moisture resistance, they dramatically reduce the formaldehyde emissions associated... Read More
UNSW Australia
UNSW PhD candidate Andrea Wechsler takes by-products from the forestry industry to make particle boards that can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and decking around pools. Not only do they have great moisture resistance, they dramatically reduce the... Read More
The torch has arrived, the athletes have settled into the village, and the opening ceremony has commenced. We're just as excited for the Summer Olympics as you are, but there's a lot more taking place besides the on-field events.
My idea concerns a product that's a coating which is utilized like paint or can be mixed in with any phase of the plastering process. It is pigmented earth-tone colors. Based on independent testing by the California State University Fresno... Read More
Douglas County Libraries and Sundolier team-up to bring natural daylight in to the library with the latest technology. Whether it's bringing natural daylight in to a room or providing a sparkling book to a bright child, Douglas County Libraries are... Read More
US Department of Energy
Richard King, DOE's Director of the Solar Decathlon, talks to Planet Forward about one smart community in Kansas and how if the housing market has got you down your best bet is to retrofit.

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