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BuildingGreen champions the changemakers in sustainable design and building.

BuildingGreen is the essential source where trusted insight resides, knowledge is shared, unparalleled education takes place, and thought leaders interact in transforming the sustainable building movement. As champions of the leaders driving meaningful change within and across the movement, we advance the progressive edge between a healthy & resilient built environment and a thriving, equitable world. That makes us your most effective partner in building excellence, furthering your career and offering supportive, encouraging communities.

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Feature & Spotlight Report

Build Green on a Budget: Lessons from Affordable Housing

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The St. Peter Apartments in New Orleans. (Photo: Michael Mantese)

Sustainability doesn’t have to cost more—and no one knows that better than affordable housing experts. But every project type can benefit from these 12 cost-reducing ideas that support people and the planet.

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Feature & Spotlight Report

Build More or Build Green? Affordable Housing’s False Choice

A graph shows increasing variability of weather conditions into the future, while the “typical meteorological year” stays flat.
Enterprise Community Development is extending the period of affordability in this Northeast D.C. community while also upgrading IEQ and efficiency. (Photo: Enterprise Community Partners. Used with permission.)

The U.S. is grappling with a housing crisis, climate change, and a legacy of racism and segregation. But we can address these problems all at once by centering community.

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BuildingGreen Editorial

Bring the Noise! It Can Help You Listen.

Noise-canceling headphones and tightly sealed buildings have more in common than you might think.

Technology that separates us from our surroundings can have far-reaching consequences for our fellow humans.

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Energy Performance: Common Metrics and Their Meanings

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Both residential and commercial electricity bills are based on the number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) used in a month. But some commercial accounts also pay for the greatest power draw, called a "demand charge," that occurs during the billing period.

Designing a building? Reporting on performance for the AIA 2030 Commitment? Here are the key energy terms you’ll need to get the job done.

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Inflation Reduction Act Collection: Guidance & Case Studies

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The IRA may be revolutionizing green building. Learn how to leverage this generational funding to curtail carbon and elevate equity.

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