+ Bioclimatic Design

The best new green buildings are those
that challenge our ideas of conventional architecture—but don’t challenge the environment. Bioclimate architecture is seeing a 21st-century revival.

+ Out Front Out West

As California continues to experience the effects of climate change, the state’s green advocates push for increased resource efficiencies—and they are succeeding.

+ Mission Accomplished

The architects and builders of the Department of Energy’s new Research Support Facility (RSF) in Golden, Colorado, discuss the techniques behind designing and building the world’s largest net-zero energy building.

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Mural on the theme of global warming.


Group project by visual arts students in a design course at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. The mural image is formed from 100 panels each measuring 12″ x 12.”

Mark Adams, Jon Baker, Devan Burry, Rachelle House, Gabrielle Hughes, Nick Hynes, Warren Jung, Heidi Lake, Heather McCarthy, Jill Murphy, Bailey Oake, Maria Penney, Amanda Power, Courteney Pritchett, Martine Robicheau, Krystal Stockley, Ellen Vickerson, Sarah Willett.

LEED impact categories

+ ecosystems

Oregon’s Hood River Middle School’s net-zero music and science building is growing the engineers of the future.

+ water resources

The University of Arizona campus takes the RainWorks Challenge.

+ human health

With sustainability and community in mind, Gundersen Health System strives for zero energy this year.



Letter from our leaders

+ community

The San Diego Green Building Council matches volunteers seeking hands-on project experience with nonprofits.

+ advocacy

Benchmarking continues to sign on new cities. How can you win yours over?

+ technology

An interview with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Dan Probst on machine-to-machine technology.

+ product innovation

Energy efficient technology.

+ global pulse

International market briefs.


Mural on the theme of global warming, 2007; acrylic on foam board; Courtesy Michael Coyne