This could make or break commercial net zero energy

Leases are a critical lever to scale net zero energy (NZE) in commercial buildings, which are crucial to mitigating the built environment’s carbon footprint.

Gold or silver? Why the Mercedes Benz Stadium went (LEED) Platinum

Carlie Bullock-Jones, CEO of sustainability consulting firm Ecoworks, is transforming the arena sports world by asking big, “What If” questions.

Super Bowl LII scores on sustainability

Minneapolis’s U.S. Bank Stadium, home of this weekend’s Super Bowl, can withstand snow and save energy.

The 4 benefits of building a green home

Americans do want greener homes. They just don’t call them that.

The quest to create carbon-negative concrete

New technologies from Canadian companies CarbonCure and CarbiCrete are part of an XPRIZE focused on beneficial uses of carbon dioxide.

The ultra-efficient, hidden heat source for Amazon’s new HQ

The “ecodistrict” project required cooperation from the city, architects and a corporate neighbor.

Could stretch codes supercharge the green building marketplace?

To achieve the Paris Agreement targets, local jurisdictions must adopt far more aggressive energy-efficiency code requirements.

Why sustainable communities must look above the street level

And how real estate developers and investors can play a role in their creation.

Biomimicry vs. biophilia: A primer

Nature’s technology inspires human-made innovations in everything from Blue Planet cement to the office of Cookfox Architects.

Hip-hop has a message for urban planners

Michael Ford seeks to remix urban architecture to represent diversity and increase minority participation.

Why Jason McLennan is optimistic about regenerative buildings

And why living laboratories are central to his plan for spreading the faith.

In Texas, green builders fill a climate leadership gap

The U.S. president missed a leadership opportunity by pulling America out of the global race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. Green Building Council president has picked up the baton.

Principles of emergent leadership for the green building community

The following is an edited excerpt from “Emerge: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community” by Kathleen O’Brien (New Hope Press, 2016).An introduction from the author:

Episode 79: Millennials speak out; a call to citizen investors

In this week’s episode, the GreenBiz 2017 30 Under 30 define the future of sustainability, net-zero buildings set a solid foundation and pallets make change for the long haul.

Engineering USGBC’s ‘Amazon’ goals: Mahesh Ramanujam

The new leader of the green building group it’s time to step up the game on data and the developing world.

The new green grid: utilities deploy ‘virtual power plants’

How companies in the U.S. and Europe are helping utilities supply targeted areas with renewable electricity.

Scot Horst: Why the future of green building is data-driven

The USGBC has at least nine green building rating systems. The CEO of the new arc platform explains what you need to know.