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Does Your Town Have An EcoDistrict?

October 10, 2013

With a growing concern over environmental sustainability, cities across the country are taking up the torch to try to build more just and cleaner communities. This is where the EcoDistricts program comes in. Starting with a pilot program in Portland, Oregon in 2010, the EcoDistrict program is a public and private partnership to develop new […]
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ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings is Underway!

September 26, 2013

Let the Games Begin! Buildings Nationwide Battle for Top Energy Efficiency Title Energy efficiency is a top concern for commercial and consumer interests alike, and no wonder: billions of dollars pour into energy costs nationwide every year. That means that cutting back on energy requirements and “Going Green” helps to save the environment, and keep money […]
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Combating the Urban Heat Island Effect with Green Roofs

July 2, 2013

In large urban areas, the temperature is slightly higher than it is in less populated areas. This odd occurrence is known as the urban heat island effect. The lack of open areas and vegetation, combined with the prevalence of concrete and other construction materials lead to a situation where the exposed surfaces are heated by […]
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LEED v4 Changes for Existing Buildings: O+M Rating System

June 20, 2013

The U.S. Green Building Council is launching a new version of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating systems, more commonly called LEED. Among the many changes expected with the release of LEED v4, one can expect heightened requirements to improve energy performance.  Below are a few areas in which these heightened requirements […]
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New York City and Atlanta in Top 5 for U.S. ENERGY STAR Rankings.

April 10, 2013

This past month, the EPA announced the cities in the United States with the most ENERGY STAR labeled buildings in 2012. In addition to two of SIG’s home markets, top ranked cities include Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Read the full story here: Energy Star Rankings
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