Blogs (25)


The Role of Advanced Coatings in Integrated Design

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

I am currently enjoying a new position in academia after 35 years of practicing inter...


Tiny Houses: Emerging Trend or Passing Fancy?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

It’s important to note the interest in tiny houses as a viable housing alternative, a...


Green Building Materials and the New Administration

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

All of this begs the question of what impact these sea changes will have on the green...


Green Building: A Mission Uncertain

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

On Friday, Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United Stat...


Assessing ‘arc’: Is it a Win?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

Before I get into the discussion of the U.S. Green Building Council’s new technology ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Unique

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

“In a highly commoditized world, the name of the game is creating something unique, s...


Is the USGBC Sustainable?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

It’s time to question the U.S. Green Building Council’s approach to transforming the ...


Q&A with GSA’s Sustainability Architect

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

This post offers a glimpse into the U.S. General Services Administration's work invol...


Why I Love Green Building Science

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

One of the great things about being involved in the green building movement is the en...


Wellness: Focus of New Green Standard

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

One indication of the health and stability of the modern green building movement


Groups Respond to Call for Green Code

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

In a deal nearly two years in the making, the International Code Council (ICC) and AS...


New Leaders for LEED: What Will Change?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

USGBC was founded 22 years ago with a governance structure appropriate for a U.S.-bas...


Safer Materials: What Will It Take?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

The nature of building materials and products has been part of the LEED rating system...


Best Practices: Make Room for Daddy

by FMI

The construction industry has a unique culture and a rich history steeped in predicta...


'Green' According to Whom?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

The ongoing evolution of green building rating systems has intensified debate over a ...


Sustainability: The Older, the Better?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

I recently contributed to a LinkedIn discussion about whether ancient structures and ...


Do We Need One Nation Under USGBC?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

I’ve been involved with the U.S. Green Building Council since its early days. Over th...


5 Ways to Get a Leg up on LEED

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

I am fortunate to have practiced internationally throughout my career in sustainable ...


Clean and Green? Maybe...

by Karen Kapsanis

I wouldn’t call it a scam or a lie or even an intention to mislead. “It” is the lang...


Casting a Vote for Infrastructure

by Karen Kapsanis

I really don’t like leap years, mainly because they are the years when the campaign f...


Paint on Demand: Thinking Outside the Can

by Pamela Simmons

The terms, green and sustainable are thrown around rampantly these days...


In the Limelight: ‘Vegan’ Paint Company Settles on Fresh Vision

by Jill M. Speegle

With ingredients like clay, chalk, lime, and Italian marble it’s not surprising Unear...


‘Argyle’ Positioned to Make Dramatic Entry at New Year’s Color Party

by Jill M. Speegle

Argyle, a true, earth-inspired green, will enter the color scene with considerable bu...


Inventive Reuse: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s…House?

by Pamela Simmons

Anyone who appreciates a good beer now and then knows that it can taste like heaven, ...


Solar Paint? There’s a Ton of Energy Going into the Idea

by Harold Hower

In this blog I like to talk technology—the kind that’s on the fringe of practical app...


 
 
   

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