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Multicrystalline PV cells are less efficient but less expensive than monocrystalline, making them a good choice for larger rooftop applications like this one at University of California, Davis. (Photo: Sunpower)

Five Reasons to Be Optimistic About Solar Energy

By Brent Ehrlich

Commercial-scale solar energy, buoyed by battery storage, is continuing to grow, redefining how we produce and use energy.

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Farming in Cities Worth $33 Billion a Year

Urban agriculture provides more than food. One study says expanding it could generate a lot of value for both cities and the globe. Read more »

San Francisco Sets High Bar for Carpet

Carpet installed in public projects must be Cradle to Cradle certified and meet other specifications for health and sustainability. Read more »

Mass Timber to Be Recognized in Washington Code

Supporters hope a new law will increase tall wood construction in the state. Read more »

Green Building Training for Low-Income Communities

In Chattanooga and Baltimore, green building skills are coming to those of lesser means. Read more »

2018 AIA COTE Top Ten Build Community

This year’s AIA COTE winning projects combine small ecological footprints with big social benefits. 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 »

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2018 AIA COTE Top Ten

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