Green Building

10th Annual Living Future unConference Showcases Latest Trends in Green Building

Press Release

April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute is thrilled to announce Living Future 2016, a cutting-edge conference that brings together leading minds in the green building movement. The goal? To shape the built environment around social justice, diversity, and equity for all people—in other words, to create a Living Future.

Penn State's Smeal College of Business Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

Press Release

Madison, WI, April 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Pennsylvania State University announced today that the Smeal College of Business Building has earned LEED® Gold certification. As part of the college’s commitment to sustainability leadership, Smeal endeavored to earn LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification, the first building to do so on any Penn State campus. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S.

Leonardo Academy Announces CABA Membership

Press Release

April 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc, The Sustainability Experts® announced today that they have been accepted as members of the Continental Automated Building Association (CABA).  CABA also became a member of Leonardo Academy’s Educational Affiliate Program. CABA is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent building technologies. Leonardo Academy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of sustainability with extensive experience in green building projects and LEED consulting.  

Six Reasons CEOs are Rallying for Sustainability

By Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services, JLL
Press Release

CHICAGO, April 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Advanced smart technology doesn't just make your building run better. When embraced at the C-suite level, it makes the entire organization smarter, too. And from what I've been hearing in recent conversations, CEOs—including JLL’s Colin Dyer speaking at the recent GreenBiz 16 conference—are increasingly seeing broad organizational value in placing sustainability front and center in corporate strategy.

Australia Aspires to Global Green Leadership

Press Release

February 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Frasers Property Australia’s ‘Brickworks’ retail project to host global design competition, the Living Building Challenge 

“Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, is toxic free and beautiful.” 
- The Living Future Institute of Australia 

Designing for Our Love of Nature


Biophilia. There’s your answer. A method of design in which the connection between humans and the environment is embraced and enhanced, rather than fought against.

I was six years old, so you’ll have to forgive the fact that I can’t name them all off the top of my head. But I’ve definitely heard of them. That isn’t remarkable though, given that (1) I’m a big basketball fan and (2) EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN HAS HEARD OF THESE PEOPLE. Sorry, that was the six-year-old in me typing.

Leonardo Academy President to Present at MiaGreen


Leonardo Academy President, Michael Arny, will present on three green building topics this week at the MiaGreen Expo & Conference in Miami, Florida. The conference serves as an opportunity for professionals in the green building industry to network, uncover business opportunities, and learn about the latest happenings in the industry. Each of Michael Arny's presentations can be attended to earn 1 AIA-HSW and GBCI Learning Unit. 

Presentation Schedule: 

Home of the Year Awards: Generation Green

Set into a mature Boston-area neighborhood, this sophisticated home offers efficient use of space, expression through form and a myriad of green features.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE two or three family generations, this 2,900-square-foot home features paired living spaces on the first and second levels, each with separate kitchens and living rooms. These are highlighted on the front façade by window systems that wrap the corners of the house. An open stair with acrylic treads and glass rails winds from the basement to the third floor, channeling natural light down through the home and connecting all the levels.

In the Wake of Development

Breaking the Pattern of Displacement


Subscribe to Green Building