“Electric Motorcycles Zero In”

No longer an intriguing toy or a curiosity for the environmentally concerned, electric motorcycles have gone mainstream. “They’re being taken seriously as motorcycles,” says Harlan Flagg, owner of Hollywood Electrics. “They’re fun and fast, and it’s not a political or climate thing anymore.”

“Luxury Without Limits”

At Las Vegas Sands Corp. properties — including at the Palazzo and Venetian resorts in Las Vegas—sustainability and green practices are more than state of the art. They are constantly upgraded, innovative, and wholly invisible to guests and visitors. “The technology of sustainability has progressed so much that we don’t need to compromise luxury,” says Katarina Tesarova, Sands’ vice president of sustainability.

“The Future Will be Televised”

A Web series starring Ty Pennington of Extreme Home Makeover and architect Mike Rosen is documenting the demolition of an outdated and inefficient house in Florida and the building of its replacement, an environmentally sensitive and technologically state-of-the-art green home. The project, called the First to the Future Home, is a collaboration between Rosen, NextGen Home TV, and Martin Architectural Group.

“Greg & Charlot Malin”

Greg Malin and Charlot Malin have become leaders in developing sustainable homes that combine contemporary design with health and wellness. At the helm of Troon Pacific, Greg and Charlot create homes that incorporate green technologies and passive design. priced between three and thirty million dollars and regularly awarded LEED Platinum certification,

“Where Building and Biomedical Sciences Meet”

At the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building on the University of Iowa campus, researchers soon will be studying the causes, prevention, and treatment of diabetes and obesity. Which means the building itself has to be similarly healthy.


“Ezra Garrett: Educator in Chief”

Ezra Garrett helps 15 million Californians—or one in twenty Americans—operate their homes and businesses more sustainably. As vice president of community relations and chief sustainability officer at San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), ....

“Strack & Van Til Ceder Lake"

This past spring, Strack & Van Til’s newest location in Cedar Lake, Indiana, received LEED Silver certification, the first such distinction the company has received. For the supermarket chain, it represents the culmination of a company-wide effort to reduce its energy spending by adapting green and sustainable design-build practices while enhancing the shopping experience for its customers.


“Moorings Park at Gray Oaks”

A 16-acre luxury retirement community is rising in Naples, Florida, and is implementing smart water features. Comprised of 96 garden apartment homes, a center for healthy living, and a 64-unit assisted living and memory care center, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks—which follows in the footsteps of the existing LEED Silver Moorings Park—is being spearheaded by Steve Brinkert ...

“Oregon Convention Center”

In 2003, 13 years after construction of the original facility and shortly after an expansion that doubled its size, the Oregon Convention Center became the first convention center of its kind to receive LEED certification. Since then, it was designated LEED Silver under the Existing Buildings rating and, this year, earned LEED-EB Platinum certification.

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