This Issue


+ Head of the Class

Ohio — the Rust Belt state and center-right presidential bellwether — became the nation’s unlikely green schools leader.

+ Green by Design

Frankel Building Group has cultivated a top-notch reputation for its dedication to designing and building LEED homes.

+ Sustainable Stadiums

National sports reach into the community through the arena of sustainable design.

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On The Homepage

Brownstones, 1958

Courtesy of Clark Atlanta University Art Collection
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is one of the most celebrated African American artists to date. In this image, Lawrence found inspiration in the Harlem community where he was raised. He used what he saw around him every day to document the people, street scenes, movement, color, sounds, and spirit of the community.

Painting by Jacob Lawrence

LEED impact categories

+ community

Pending LEED Gold-certification, the Whitney Museum capitalizes on its new, unique location.

+ human health

Raising the living standards in one Denver housing development.

+ green economy

Fannie Mae rewards sustainable buildings with lower interest rates.

+ ecosystems

Appleton Farms preserves cultural and historical landscapes while practicing sustainability.



Letter from our leaders

+ community

The University of the District of Columbia’s new business-incubator kitchen is instrumental to the success of its Urban Food Hub solution.

+ advocacy

California green builders find new solutions to scaling LEED with green codes.

+ local pulse

Q & A with Pepper Smith, director of residential programs, Davis Energy Group


Painting by Jacob Lawrence