Building Green for China’s Future

If all goes well, when the Summer Olympics opens in Beijing in 2008 visitors will see a new, green Olympic athletes' center built expressly for this international event. The state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly building is being planned now with technical consultation from a group of U.S. energy-efficient building experts led by Joe Huang, of Berkeley...

Education by Design

Affordable and community-driven, the green-school movement stands to change the world in which children learn. So what's the holdup? Ten years ago, if an architect said he was designing a green school, most people would have assumed he had decided to paint the façade a pleasant shade of sage. But now it's 2007, and "green...

Modular Building and the USGBC’s LEED™ Building Rating System

Sustainability Expert Bob Kobet Outlines Industry Compatibilities with Green Building Goals Charlottesville, VA - The Modular Building Institute (MBI), the international trade association representing commercial modular construction providers, has recognized that modular building units can be a part of any sustainable design and construction effort. MBI has now published a report that provides the membership...

Moving to More Green Products

Every school day more than 50 million children and six million adults enter our public schools. Many of these facilities are outdated and in desperate need of repair, maintenance or reconstruction. Despite shifting demographics, school enrollment has increased for the past 19 years while spending has remained relatively unchanged. The result has been a...

From Greenbuild To Debris Field

Reflections of a volunteer: examining the charrettes dedicated to resurrecting the new orleans schools. In November 2005, more than 10,000 people gathered in Atlanta to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild Conference. Attendees from around the world were treated to an impressive array of world class speakers, informative sessions and trade...