Great to hear green projects in Philly. Gonna move there. Happy to check those out! #UNCgreenMBA

Great to hear green projects in Philly. Gonna move there. Happy to check those out! #UNCgreenMBA

When we launched GreenSource Magazine in 2006 as a sister publication of McGraw Hill Construction's Architectural Record, the movement for sustainable design and construction was still in an adolescent stage. Here's one measure of that: in June 2006, there were 518 LEED-certified projects in the U.S., while, today, there are 17,150 LEED-certified commercial and institutional projects, as well as 45,326 housing units certified under the LEED for Homes rating system, for a total of 62,476. ----- Advertising ----- Since then, too, the idea of what constitutes sustainable design has expanded to include entire neighborhoods and urban districts, with many cities taking the lead in promoting green policies that are having a significant impact on new construction, the retrofitting of older buildings, public transportation, landscape and public space, and the overall health and wel...

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