From grassroots efforts to industry leaders, Detroit’s future looks green and bright. We take a fresh look at the city known for its financial collapse and blight. But, can a place built on the back of the internal combustion engine really become a hotbed of green development?
Sustainable design is central to One World Trade Center’s development, which integrates renewable energy, interior daylighting, reuse of rainwater, and recycled construction debris and materials.
At home and abroad, adaptive reuse of buildings into micro lofts prove to be innovative housing models that offer access to urban amenities.
The Detroit Industry fresco was conceived by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera in 1932-1933 as a tribute to the city’s manufacturing base and labor force of the 1930s. The cover selection is a detail of the south wall. Courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts
A certified sustainable site, American University’s School of International Service manifests the school’s values
Bank of America offers the first corporate Green Bond in the U.S.
Henry Chao discusses healthy buildings for HOK’s global architectural practice
Designers are reaching for a way to illuminate the unseen health hazards and environmental footprint of building materials
Letter from our leaders
The Detroit Public Schools and the regional chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council work together to promote environmentalism
Cincinnati becomes an incubator of green home policy innovation
Future-facing green technology
Top 10 countries for LEED outside the U.S.