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The Green Building Alliance (GBA) has been active in the Pittsburgh area building community as an advocate for sustainable construction and green building products for many years, so when the need for new office space arose, their path was clear. Read more


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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus in Golden, Colorado had an ambitious goal to make their entire campus net-zero energy and to promote the use of the renewable energy resources they study. Read more


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Photo courtesy Busby Perkins+Will

The City of Vancouver runs its own advanced asphalt manufacturing plant that makes new asphalt as well as recycling old asphalt from the city’s roads. Read more


Education

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The C.K. Choi Building houses the Institute of Asian Research on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus. Read more


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Photograph by Chris Hodney

Ecotrust, an environmental non-profit organization, restored an 1895 warehouse to create its headquarters, the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center. Read more


Retail


Uptown Monterey is a multi-tenant urban shopping center that embraced the opportunity to reuse material from the 1950s era grocery store previously on site. Read more


Cultural/Religious

Antioch Baptist Church was built as a thesis project by four students of Rural Studio, an Auburn University architecture program in which students design and build buildings in several poor communities in rural western Alabama. The new building replaced a small, remote church, which had been perched precariously on piled stones for almost 100 years and had begun to sag with age. Read more


Interpretive

It is not often that a natural disaster advances the sustainability agenda of a project, particularly when that disaster occurs during construction.  However, this is exactly what happened when Hurricane Rita blew through Orange, Texas in September 2005. Read more


Interpretive

Housing one of the country’s preeminent environmental research groups, Stanford University’s Leslie Shao-Ming Sun Field Station was designed to demonstrate how buildings can minimize their negative environmental impacts by reducing the use of virgin materials and achieving net zero carbon emissions. Read more


Education

The North Charleston Elementary School replaced an old school building which had occupied the same site for over eighty years. Many city residents were initially opposed to the idea of constructing a new building because the old one had been associated with fond memories. Read more


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Photo: Courtesy Komorous-Towey Architects

Stopwaste.org is a nonprofit whose mission is to reduce the waste stream of Alameda County, California. So it was natural for them to push the limits of reuse and green design. Read more


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Two architecture firms used the need for  new workspace as an opportunity to introduce their staff to green building. The firms jointly purchased a former tractor trailer manufacturing facility and junkyard near downtown San Antonio. Read more