green building

Formica: Coming to a table near you?

Jan 21, 2013
That staple of '50s kitchen counter tops is being embraced by young architects as a green alternative to stone.
Posted In: formica, green building, green, home decor

Retrofit buildings more eco-friendly than 'green' construction

Jan 24, 2012
A new study shows that re-using an old building almost always saves more energy than framing up a new one.
Posted In: construction, green building, green

Making green sexy?

Jan 26, 2009
Here at the Greenwash Brigade, we recently received a press release titled "Making Green Sexy," about a LEED certified mega mansion in Florida...
Posted In: Acqua Liana, Frank McKinney, green building, LEED, megamansion, reclaimed wood

EcoBroker standards: got transparency?

Oct 21, 2008
Sarah Gardner reported on the EcoBroker Program this afternoon on Marketplace. The program attempts to address two critical issues in combating...
Posted In: EcoBroker, green building, standards

Update: Shh - don't tell anyone - these apartments are green!

Jul 11, 2008
About a week after this post, I received an e-mail from the marketing...
Posted In: green building, marketing

Shh - don't tell anyone - these apartments are green!

Jun 9, 2008
Riding home the other night, I saw a big sign: "The First Green Apartments in Minneapolis. move2blue.com"...
Posted In: green building, marketing

Green homes - speedy sales in a slow market?

Mar 12, 2008
For a year, I've been trying to convince Minnesota's affordable home builders concerned about a slowing market what Greg Pinn, a San Jose home...
Posted In: green building, LEED, real estate

LEED certification in a transitional moment

Jan 8, 2008
I totally agree with Daniel Brook's premise that you can game the LEED Rating System to come up with a LEED Certified project that is decidedly NOT...
Posted In: green building, LEED

LEED - Green or a Game?

Dec 31, 2007
I've been doing a little early preparation for my New Year's resolution - to take the USGBC's LEED Accredited Professional test (passing not...
Posted In: green building, LEED