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Posts Tagged ‘green points’

Switchboard | As good and important as it is, LEED can be so embarrassing

Switchboard | As good and important as it is, LEED can be so embarrassing

"A third charge leveled at the system is that LEED has become pro forma, more about earning points than achieving actual environmental performance. The two are not unrelated, of course, but there is a belief that applicants and their consultants [...]

The Green Economy | Retrofits for Energy and Cultural Preservation

The Green Economy | Retrofits for Energy and Cultural Preservation

"One of the lessons the green building industry is learning is that old buildings often outperform new ones — even those built to high green building standards. Though it depends on the era in which a building was designed and constructed, several [...]

NYT | Neighbors Oppose Green Label for Big House

NYT | Neighbors Oppose Green Label for Big House

MITCH KAPOR, the software mogul and philanthropist, has given millions of dollars to environmental groups.  Now Mr. Kapor wants to build a 10,000-square-foot house, complete with a 10-car garage, in Berkeley, Calif. via Neighbors Oppose Green [...]

City Council Reviews Proposed Tree Ordinance

City Council Reviews Proposed Tree Ordinance

At its March 2 meeting, the Boulder City Council began a second reading of Phase One of the proposed “Tree Ordinance.”  City landscape architect Elizabeth Lokocz made the staff presentation on the proposed regulations, providing their [...]