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Thursday
Nov182010

How an Airport Can Make the World a Greener Place

SFO

Editor’s Note: A year ago, when San Francisco International Airport announced that it would pursue LEED Gold certification for Terminal 2, Steve Weindel wrote the post outlining our sustainability goals for the project. Today, we’re delighted to say that T2 is the first U.S. airport terminal to become LEED Gold-certified, and our original goals are now reality.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Can Super Tall be Super Green?

Shanghai Tower

Q+A with Peter Weingarten

At this week’s Greenbuild Expo in Chicago, Peter Weingarten will participate on a panel that will examine the role of tall buildings in tomorrow’s vertical cities.

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Monday
Nov012010

Three Steps to Carbon-Neutral Airports: Step 3

Editor’s note: this is the third post of a three-part series. The first post, outlining opportunities to reduce the amount of energy that airports use, appears here; the second post, stressing the importance of using on-site, clean, renewable energy, appears here.

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Wednesday
Oct062010

A First Look at PNC Place in Washington

PNC Bank has trademarked their approach to sustainable branch banking and has the world’s largest portfolio of green buildings at 100 and counting. So we know we’re working with a client who’s not interested in the status quo—they’re challenging us every day to exceed what we’ve done before, and to be innovative in helping them meet their commitment to run their business sustainably.

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Wednesday
Sep222010

Reviving a Rustbelt City