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Top Takeaways from Greenbuild 2017

If you weren’t fortunate enough to be one of the more than 20,000 Greenbuild attendees this year, do not worry because we have a summary of the most interesting, and game-changing concepts to emerge from this year’s 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo which was held in the beautiful city of Boston, MA. Greenbuild is […]
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Resiliency – one of the next big sustainability trends

What Does Resiliency Look Like? Building for today just doesn’t cut it. We must build for tomorrow. What does building for tomorrow look like? Creating infrastructure and architecture for tomorrow’s world all comes down to designing with sustainability in mind. Buildings that don’t last a long time can end up having costly and dangerous implications […]
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Using ENERGY STAR to Create Sustainability

Energy Strategies for Buildings Amazing things can happen when people, government agencies and private companies all come together to promote green living and a healthier planet. The ENERGY STAR program is a perfect example of this. This program promotes the use of energy-efficient appliances, fixtures, and machines in both homes and businesses, and the program […]
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EcoDistricts make a holistic difference

In 2016, an emerging nonprofit called EcoDistricts debuted a framework and performance standard with the same name. The EcoDistrict model empowers smart growth on neighborhood-scale urban development. The framework is based around three imperatives: Equity Resilience Climate Protection Individual, organizations, and cities can become EcoDistrict members and gain access to the information exchange among numerous […]
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LEED Performance Path By Way of Arc

Everything you need to know about Arc and LEED Performance Path What is LEED Performance Path? There still is a lot of confusion about LEED Performance Path and LEED Dynamic Plaque (LDP) because LDP only lasted about a year or so before it was replaced with LEED Performance Path (LPP).  To be crystal clear, LDP […]
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GREENBUILD 2017: Together in Boston

As the largest international conference and expo on sustainable building, GREENBUILD 2017 will bring together leaders, advocates, and experts in all aspects of the green building industry to the historical city of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout the conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops, speaking engagements, and education sessions. Instead of offering […]
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ENERGY STAR Updates

Scores to Drop in August of 2018 Have you ever noticed the little blue ENERGY STAR label on your appliances at home or on the exterior of the building you work in?  Did you know that this label is worth billions and billions of dollars?   Yep, the ENERGY STAR program has saved individuals, homes, and […]
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The Next Chapter in the Green Building Movement is WELLness Real Estate

By Charlie Cichetti WELL AP Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) LEED has been around for over 17 years now (first LEED NC projects were certified in 2000) and the most popular green building rating system continues to grow globally. In fact, that is a key part of the new mission at the U.S. Green Building Council. […]
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Benefits of Alternative Transportation

By Spencer Cornman Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Climate change is considered to be our planet’s biggest health problem. Every day, the socially appropriated method of solo commuting is directly contributing to the release of greenhouse gasses. We seldom think about the harmful byproducts of our daily transportation. In 2013, it was reported that […]
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Indoor Air Quality in the Office and at Home

By Delaney Sondag Sustainability Analyst A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the air outdoors (EPA, n.d.). This is the case even in the largest and most industrialized cities. An average American spends 90 percent of his or her time indoors […]
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