LA is updating its building code to require cool roofs on all new and renovated homes, the first major US city to do so.
The new version of LEED focuses on outcomes, rather than piecemeal features of buildings.
This precedent-setting bill requires renewable energy be installed during renovation or new construction of all county buildings.
One of the great successes of green building, there are more than 10,000 green roofs in the US today.
Project Frog makes low cost, semi-custom green buildings that can be erected quickly and inexpensively.
Having a solar PV system at your house raises its market value and makes it quicker to sell, and the same goes for smart building technologies in commercial buildings.
The connection between health and buildings is an important focus for the USGBC through its new version of LEED and Building Health Initiative.
While cities and states are adopting this historic first national green building code, Dallas is one of the first to enforce it.
The US federal government, which has always recommended LEED, now equally supports the use of Green Globes.
Portland State's Green Building Lab is conducting research on green roofs at two Walmart stores.