Greening Your Firm: Building Sustainable Design Capabilities

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EBN talks with green champions at medium-sized and large design firms to learn what works and what doesn’t when firms commit to going green.

From the Editors

No Polluter Left Behind: Energy and Environmental Policies of the Bush Administration
Executive Editor Alex Wilson takes on Bush’s environmental record.

8th Edition of EBN Archives Published
This new CD-ROM from BuildingGreen, Inc. includes 99 issues of EBN.


Plastics Trade Organization Defends Fluorine
Donald K. Duncan, president of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., explains the benefits of PFOA.

Kudos, and Corrections, on Turf
William J. Marston, of MMA Integrated Architecture & Design Consulting, applauds last month’s feature article.


New Leadership at USGBC
Christine Ervin leaves her role as the Council’s President and CEO, and Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi fills her shoes.

California Releases Its First EPP Standard
The CA Division of the State Architect is building a database of environmentally preferable products for use in schools. The first standard—on composite panel products—is out for public comment.

LEED Goes International—in British Columbia
The Canada Green Building Council launched LEED-BC in April and is now accepting project registrations.

Potlatch Corporation Adopts FSC Certification
Potlatch has certified nearly 700,000 acres of its Idaho forestland according to FSC standards, and published the results of its study comparing the FSC and SFI certification programs.



Awards & Competitions

Award Briefs

AIA Names 2004 Fellows
Several green designers are among this year’s inductees to the College of Fellows.

AIA Announces 2004 Green Projects
AIA’s Committee on the Environment has selected this year’s Top Ten Green Projects. To learn more about the winners, visit

Product Review

Solargenix Energy Offers Leading-Edge Solar-Thermal Technology
Solargenix’s technologies range from large power-generation systems to water-heating, space-heating, and cooling systems.