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The mission of LEED is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Examples of best practices for greening both new and existing buildings. Examines the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asks: Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know?
Capturing energy from nature and then converting it into power, the designs here provide more than clean electricity to the city's residents. They also offer space for recreation and contemplation, while challenging our assumptions about ecological systems, resource generation, consumption, energy storage, and climate change solutions. Best of all, they illustrate the possibilities of living well in a post-carbon future.
Explores the rise of smaller, more flexible, and most importantly greener homes and shows you how to get the most out of your household water by reusing it. Explore other programs in the series concerning environmental issues.
Architect William McDonough believes green design can prevent environmental disaster and drive economic growth. He champions “cradle to cradle” design, which considers a product's full life cycle — from creation with sustainable materials to a recycled afterlife.