What started out as a pedestrian piece of legislation that then became a controversial headline-maker that would have scrapped the most popular form of sustainable building certification for North Carolina government projects has morphed yet again.Read More »
This year, significantly fewer Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects specified the use of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. A recent report issued by GreenBiz Group found FSC wood was used in only 26 percent of new LEED construction in 2011, down from 41 percent last year.
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The Charlotte City Council has rejected a proposed change to the Post Construction Controls Ordinance that would remove what city staff members says is a duplicative natural area requirement. The vote was 7-2 against, with Councilmen David Howard and Andy ...Read More »
Langtree at the Lake’s developers say they’re focused on not just adhering to — but surpassing — environmental regulations as site work on the first phase of their nearly 400-acre project comes to a close. In the meantime, environmentalists are ...Read More »
How Charlotte can create a sustainable urban core and attract green-minded companies will be the subject of an upcoming Urban Land Institute Charlotte district event. Creating a Global Model for Sustainability will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday ...Read More »
Ron Morgan used to be an architect and developer who took the buildings that symbolized the past of the Charlotte region — textile mills and furniture plants — and redesigned them as temples to urbanism and an eco-conscious future. But, ...Read More »
The controversial Monroe connector-bypass project is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Monday, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and North Carolina Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner signed the $367.7 million design-build contract for the ...Read More »
The controversial Monroe Connector/Bypass project is one step closer to being reality. Today, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and North Carolina Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner signed the $367.7 million design-build contract for the 19.7-mile toll ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council is expected to revisit a divisive proposal that would eliminate the natural area from the city’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance during its meeting Nov. 28. The proposal would do away what city staffers say is a ...Read More »
The Southern Environmental Law Center is challenging a ruling that paves the way for the more than $700 million Monroe Bypass project to move forward. On Monday, the SELC filed an appeal in federal court after U.S. District Court Judge James Dever III ...
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