The newly passed House Defense Authorization Bill prohibits use of DOD funds to achieve LEED-Gold or Platinum, and requires cost-benefit reports on sustainable design standards.
DOE's weatherization program trained a skilled green building workforce, which will now be laid off.
Much of the growth will be in the EU, where net-zero energy buildings will be mandated.
The 75-story, green building, will have a 30-story tall atrium which will act like lungs.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita.
This is the world's largest renovation project to achieve LEED-Platinum certification.
Under DOE's Builders Challenge, some of the largest home production builders are constructing cutting edge homes.
Green schools save an average $100,000 a year on operating costs.
Visionary open structure topped by a green roof harkens a new kind of building for the 21st century.
The goal is to raise energy efficiency in public and private buildings 20% by 2020.