An interview with Rick Fedrizzi, president of the U.S. Green Building Council, on China, Portland, and the future of green building.
A concise, intelligent review of top green building trends like zero-energy design, LEED and pre-fab.
'Green building' is catching on as developers across the country recognize the cost and user benefits. Will Portland maintain its edge as the nation's green building leader?
Saanich, B.C. will give priority to applications for housing projects using energy-efficient components and provide those builders rebates of up to 30 per cent on building-permit fees. The program could be up and running in six weeks.
A good run-down on micro-wind turbines, building-integrated wind turbines and other recent developments in green building technology.
Around half the world's new buildings go up in China each year, and the construction and use of the country's houses, offices and malls accounts for around 40 percent of its energy use.
U.S. Architect Edward Mazria's Architecture 2030 page includes regularly-updated resources on architectural and design responses to climate change.
MVPC is a sustainable planning and urban design think tank on focused the Vancouver, British Columbia region. MVPC's far-reaching work tackles the urban implications of peak oil and climate change, and explores planning and design repsonses to these challenges.
Entry by The Age's "Renovation Nation" blogger Alex May on the threat that sea level changes may pose to low-lying properties.