San Francisco's Orchard Hotel has small sustainable touches and impressive sustainable practices
May 17, 2013, 1:23 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
This California hotel that our food blogger stayed goes beyond LEED certification in its sustainability initiatives. It also opened her eyes to some of the contrasts between how sustainability is thought of in different regions of the country.
A Bronx kale: Affordable housing meets hydroponic farming in Morrisania
March 12, 2013, 4:56 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In the South Bronx, a 124-unit housing development with a massive rooftop farm combines much-needed low-income housing with a decidedly Bloombergian emphasis on healthy living and fresh food.
Prefab brings modern day sustainability to historic planned community
January 10, 2013, 8:43 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In observation of one of the original New Urbanist-style planned communities' 75th anniversary, Norris, Tenn. gets a self-sufficient prefab demo home designed by a team from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Boston's Castle Square Apartments receives royally efficient retrofit
January 4, 2013, 1:54 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Due to a whopping 72 percent reduction in energy use resulting from the nation's largest deep energy retrofit, the Castle Square Apartments in Boston's South End achieves LEED Platinum status.
Method Homes really packs in the green with latest prefab series
December 4, 2012, 10:15 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Attractive but not arresting in appearance, the Paradigm series of green prefabs from Seattle's Method Homes has the potential to achieve recognition from the world's toughest green building standard.
LEED for Homes Awards recipients revealed ahead of Greenbuild 2012
November 13, 2012, 10:45 a.m. by Matt Hickman
With the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo about to kick off in San Francisco, the organization announces the recipients of the 2012 LEED for Homes Awards.
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