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features

+ Sunny Outlook

As a LEED-driven state, Arizona’s future looks bright.

+ Green is the New Black

The industry may be uncharacteristically late to the party, but sustainable fashion is quickly coming into style.

+ High Marks

Colombia has become the 4th-largest market for LEED-certified projects in Latin America.

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On The Homepage

The wool quilt makers, c.1940

Artist Dorrit Black shows a Red Cross group making quilts out of scraps of material to send to families in England who have lost their possessions during World War II.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Gift of Bruce Debelle, Frances Gerard, Belinda Morgan, Justice Kemeri Murray and E & M Resek/Bridgeman Images.

LEED impact categories

+ human health

Tampa becomes the first city in the world to introduce a WELL Certified district.

+ ecosystems

By closely examining nature for over 40 years, Alrie Middlebrook developed a model ecosystem in which people of all ages learn ecologically sound principles and practices in a playful environment.

+ energy

EPB is not your parents’ electric company. Thanks to city leadership, the municipal utility operation is on a mission to eliminate waste and provide savings—and innovative services— for the city and its customers.

departments

+ LEED ON

Letter from our leaders

+ community

Habitat for Humanity has just completed construction on its largest net-zero and LEED Platinum for Homes affordable housing development to date.

+ local pulse

Q & A with Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)

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THE WOOL QUILT MAKERS, BY DORRIT BLACK