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Austin’s First LEED® Platinum Home

June 12, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Where other than in Austin would the state’s first platinum certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) home be located?  In addition to being a LEED® platinum level certified home, Tonalacalli, the House of Sun and Water, is a Five Star rated home by the Austin Green Building Program.  The environment and being a […]

China Showing Some Green

June 11, 2009  /  commercial property management

Sustainable planning and green construction in China, India and South Korea are showing rays of hope.  Amazingly, China now has 166 projects that have entered the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process.  India has 56 LEED certified projects and South Korea has 49.  This is tremendous progress and is drawing environmental acclaim […]

Sustainable Construction in Texas

May 29, 2009  /  Lifestyle

At the core the U.S. Green Building Council’s mandate is a commitment to sustainable development.  When the Council organized in 1993, the founders set about promoting green construction by defining guidelines for sustainable building.

Green Symposium in Houston

May 25, 2009  /  Lifestyle

The Gulf Coast Green 2009 Symposium is a free-to-the public, two-day conference from April 16 – April 17, 2009 at Houston’s Reliant Park.  The Gulf Coast Green Symposium is followed by another two-day, free-to-the-public Houston Green Expo at the same location.

The World Trade Center and LEED

May 8, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Hope rises from the ground at Battery Park in New York City.  Just blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, on of the country’s the biggest green building project is taking place in Battery Park City.Sustainable buildings are being erected with a “live, work and play” environmental theme near the busy financial district […]

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