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OHSU Center for Health & Healing: Portland, OR

Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health & Healing is one of only 50 buildings in the country to have been awarded U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® Platinum certification ...

Guilford County Schools: Greensboro, NC

A 70 million-year-old Mosasaur fossil, an extinct marine reptile that lived in a sea that existed in central North America, is displayed in the main entry hall of ...

Y2E2: Stanford, CA

Stanford University's Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2) is the first element in Stanford's new Science and Engineering Quad 2.

Manassas Park Elementary School and Prekindergarten: Manassas Park, VA

This Manassas Park, Va., school engages students to be stewards of their own environment by highlighting sustainable building systems and by ...

Tyson Living Learning Center: Eureka, MO

Washington University's research and education center outside of St. Louis aims to meet goals of net zero energy and net zero water use.

The Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy: Kamuela, HI

K-12 students learn about alternative energy and test their own renewable energy systems at a living lab that last year produced twice as much energy ...

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Service: Omaha, NE

The Department of Homeland Security designed its Omaha facility to be welcoming, energy efficient and secure. Lightshelves and skylights maximize ...

Hurt Building: Atlanta, GA

The Hurt Building in downtown Atlanta has survived almost 100 years of technical change and history to emerge as an example of energy efficiency and ...

Szencorp Building: S. Melbourne, Australia

Szencorp proves it is possible to teach an old building new tricks. In 2005 it renovated a typical four-story office building in Australia ...

FC Gulf Freeway Office Building: Houston, TX

Energy savings for four similar office buildings in the Houston area started with planting native vegetation on one roof. Designers found that the roof's added insulation ...
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Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving

When disasters strike, buildings can turn into traps as they did in Hurricane Katrina, or they can provide places of refuge.

Rainwater: The Untapped Resource

Energy and water are inextricably linked. Roughly one quad of energy per year could be saved in the United States if we reduced water consumption by 10%.

Capturing Condensate

One way to reduce water use is by collecting condensate.
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