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Whether it’s regulatory pressure or voluntary incentives, there are many external forces that affect green building practices. Here we collect info on everything from local codes to award programs to the internal policies of the federal government.
The 2019 winners of AIA’s COTE Top Ten are all about education and connection to place.
The updated Toxic Substances Control Act could be crippled by updated EPA review methods.
The 2018 AIA COTE Top Ten winning projects combine small ecological footprints with big social benefits.
This year’s winning projects act as revolutionary models for a variety of challenging building types.
Asbestos, HBCD, and other chemicals face restrictions under the new Toxic Substances Control Act.
UL’s new take on ingredient transparency uses the Cradle to Cradle screening method while adding notes on exposure risks.
With this quick-start design tool, architects choose materials and strategies based on ROI as well as sustainability.
From a lab to a museum to a grocery store, this year’s COTE Top Ten awards showcase impressive energy savings in buildings with intensive energy usage.
A pilot credit calls attention to illegal logging while also opening LEED to SFI and other certifications.
2015 Project awards from the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) celebrate how mainstream good design can be.