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Portola Hotel. Monterey. LEED certified
LEED gold
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Sees Gold in LEED(R) Eco-Design


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This book builds on Thorbeck’s longtime work as founding director of the Center for Rural Design, a partnership of the College of Design and the College of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
LEED - Existing Buildings
"A Call for Design Entrepreneurs," by Laura Crescimano in The San Francisco Chronicle, draws on a recent meeting, called the Socially Responsible Design Working Group, sponsored by Tandus Flooring and hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Design.


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Living Wall - vertical gardens. An example of the type of sustainable activity that could feature on Science Central
Sink filtered and used to flush toilet in this efficient bathroom.  The wall is covered with plaques made with recycled bottle caps.


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NC_SSc4-2Type3_Bicycle Storage Diagram
#LEED Sustainable Sites where 26 points are achieved
Three types of hardscape make up the majority of our trafficked areas: asphalt, permeable interlocking pavement, and non-permeable interlock with a bioswale for storm water quality control. Walking paths and paved surfaces are lightly coloured when possible, to minimize the local "heat island" effect.


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NC_CS_SS4-1_Type3_Pub Transport Diagram
Impressive Roof Top Garden by GUZ Architects
In July 2011 the buildingcommunityWORKSHOP (bcWORKSHOP), a “nonprofit architecture and community design/build resource” based in Dallas, announced a search for three positions–Assistant Director, Project Leader, and Community Design Fellow.


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A sustainable floating city
Carbon Footprints: Green Buildings join the silent battle | via WcoFriend
NC_Schools_CS_SSc7-2_Type3_CoolRoof Diagram


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Bosco Verticale system optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. The building plant life aids in balancing the microclimate and filtering dust particles contained in the urban environment. plant diversity and characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 & dust particles, producing oxygen & protect the building from radiation & acoustic pollution - improves quality of living spaces, gives way to dramatic energy savings year round.
‘Hong Kong Noise Barrier’ Proposal By Francesco Lipari    Rea...


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Solar and Water-Powered Street Lights Take a Cue from the Mango Leaf : TreeHugger
I don't agree with all of this 100%, but these are our options.
SOLAR-POWERED SUN BRICK Sun Brick 2 – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building


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The Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, established in 1956, makes “project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.”
March 1, 2012– coincidentally, the anniversary of the Peace Corps‘s establishment–Architectural Record magazine published a game-changing issue dedicated to “Building for Social Change.”
Later this spring, June 8-10, 2012, Salt Lake City will play host to the Association for Community Design (ACD) National Conference, addressing the theme “WE ARE: Reflections & Projections on the Legacy of Community Design."


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From a 2002 article in the APA Journal: A transect should be viewed as a way of applying a set of core principles of good form to a range of human habitats. Thus the idea that human environments should be walkable, pedestrian oriented, diverse, and promoting of public space is intrinsic to each type of environment along the transect.
This Saturday, May 19, California College of the Arts (CCA) will host “Catapult Labs 2012,” a special day-long series of labs organized by Catapult Design.
Solar Tunnel in Europe - 1st Railway structure used to Generate Green Energy


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newsprint wall / aesop nolita
BioGlass Recycled Glass countertop
How cool is this... cement counter top with glass thrown in. All the directions to make it yourself!


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a glass vase filled with wine corks sitting on top of a wooden table next to a wall
newsprint wall / aesop nolita
an abstract painting with green and white paint on the wall, as if it were marble
Types of Natural Stone | Stone Countertops | Stone Surfaces
BioGlass Recycled Glass countertop
a person's hand on top of a piece of paper with small pieces of glass all over it
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How cool is this... cement counter top with glass thrown in. All the directions to make it yourself!
a black and brown wood wall with white lines on it's sides, in an area that looks like something out of space
Floor tiles made out of recycled leather belts
floor*recycled leather belts.
a bunch of balls that are on the sand
10 innovative materials for 2012 - these are sea balls, natural insulation!
a square piece of glass sitting on top of a green floor
Recyled Glass Flooring Tile: An Eco Treat for Your Feet! - The Turkish Towel Company
a blue cake plate sitting on top of a white countertop covered in glass shards
Home | The Interior Evolution
1. Recycled Glass Terrazo – Terrazo is an age old method of creating hard surfaces by combining aggregate, such as marble chips, with concrete. The resulting material is poured into place and smoothed out using grinders and polishers. Companies such as Vetrazzo, Enviroglass, and Icestone have taken this method and replaced the stone aggregate with pre and post consumer glass chips, creating eye catching surfaces.
an image of different colors of paint on the walls and floor in various styles, shapes and sizes
The Best Kitchen Countertop Materials, According to Home Builders
IceStone: Made from Recycled Glass & Concrete | Apartment Therapy
a pile of silver foil on top of each other
Types of Natural Stone | Stone Countertops | Stone Surfaces
Alkemi Recycled Metal countertop. #LEED Materials & Resources
two hands are working on an electrical outlet with the light switch in front of them
Seal electrical boxes with foam gaskets
Seal electrical boxes with foam gaskets | 19 Cheap & Innovative Ways To Green Your Home
the benefits of wood flooring materials for your home info sheet with pictures on it
How To Choose Green Building Materials
Guide To Green Building Materials (although my LEED teacher has cautioned there are not many "true" "green" materials).
a close up view of a mosaic tile floor
Eco-Essence® - Mother of Pearl - Mesh Backing DSFRI035 Mother of Pearl: DSFRI027 - DSFRI029: 11mm/Ceramic Backing, DSFRI035: 2mm/Mesh Backing DSFRI030 - DSFRI034: 4mm/Mesh Backing DSMMC007-DSMMC010: 3mm/Mesh Backing Finish: Capiz: Oil based polyurethane lacquer Mother of Pearl: Polished LEED®: Can contribute to LEED® ID Credit 1: Innovation in Design
the book cover for leed materials a resources guide to green building
LEED Materials: A Resource Guide to Green Building
LEED Materials: A Resource Guide to Green Building: Ari Meisel: 9781568988856: Amazon.com: Books
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SUSTAIN Ceiling Systems | Armstrong Ceiling Solutions – Commercial
Armstrong Ceilings for LEED Certification. #LEED_Materials & Resources #sustainable #eco-friendly