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Kroon Hall at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, is a beloved building in many ways, but it also has issues with thermal comfort. (Photo: Paula Melton)

How Buildings Fail Their Users

By Paula Melton and Peter Yost

A building doesn’t have to be falling down to fail. We share seven stories of green buildings gone wrong—along with tips for prevention.

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Nadav Malin Receives Honorary AIA Designation

We sat down with BuildingGreen’s own Nadav Malin to discuss his new designation as an honorary AIA member. Read more »

Solar Helps Power a Campus While Engaging Students

Hampshire College predicts it will save nearly half a million dollars a year with new solar arrays and educate the next generation of students in the process. Read more »

Climate Justice Heats Up in NYC

Rezoning and planning efforts can address the urban heat-island effect in a vulnerable Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood. Read more »

Recycling Sparks Imagination, Avoids Landfills (For A While)

Save A Sample! helps firms reuse product samples by delivering them to architecture and interior design schools. Read more »

Cape Town’s Water Crisis: Little Rain for A Lot of People

Extensive water management efforts have not prepared South Africa’s second biggest city to survive an extended drought at a time of rapid population growth. Read more »

Materials Transparency & LEED WEBCAST

In this 50-minute webcast, BuildingGreen President Nadav Malin will show you which LEED v4 Materials & Resources (MR) credits your project can easily achieve, and what you need to know to get them. Read more »

Code Officials Take on New Role in High-Performance Design

Project teams can save time and money by involving regulatory officials earlier. Read more »

Green Building Initiative Invests in Improving, Growing Green Globes

GBI has acquired the global rights to Green Globes as part of a strategy to expand the market reach of the rating system. Read more »

Composite Wood: EPA, California, and LEED v4 Requirements

EPA criteria are similar to CARB’s and create a federal formaldehyde standard for composite wood. We explain the LEED ramifications of these emission standards. Read more »

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