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LEED: The Way to a Green Future with Sustainable Building Design [Infographic]

Sustainable building design and development are no longer fads or niches within the construction industry — they now are fully integrated aspects of the building industry. Property owners and builders across the United States are...
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Realtor Home Buyer Study Shows Promising Green Trends

A 2013 study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows home buyers are thinking green when it comes to choosing a new residence, spurring much-needed demand in a chilled housing marketplace. In its annual...
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What Is LEED Construction And What Are Its Benefits

Protecting our rapidly-corrupting environment has become a major concern worldwide. People, governments and organizations are employing eco-friendly ways to live. When it comes to building construction, LEED enforces eco-friendly standards. What is LEED and...
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Green Technologies in the New One World Trade Center

Sustainable architecture, also commonly referred to as green building technology, is one of the key considerations in the construction of modern high-rise buildings. This is because of the urgent need to protect the environment...
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GM’s China Facility Awarded Green Status and What’s a Landfill-Free Manufacturing?

With China’s dire pollution problem rapidly increasing, it’s good to know an American company is making sure China goes green – and in a big way. GM has announced its China Advanced Technical Center...
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Green Design Standards in the Construction Industry

When thinking about designing a green building, there are written codes and standards that architects and engineers can use to achieve their desired goals.  The following standards set the guidelines that are commonly used...
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5 Steps to a Greener Office with LEED Design Tips

LEED certification is a growing norm and an attractive innovation in the building industry.  LEED-certified buildings are designed to conserve energy and water, reduce waste, lower building operating costs, increase asset value, reduce greenhouse...
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Starbucks experiments with eco-inspired modular design

Starbucks is usually synonymous with frou-frou coffee that has a penchant for thinking big. The coffee giant has literally redefined caffeine culture and is a testament to global expansion. But the company is now going...
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Organizations that Regulate the Green Building Industry

With the green movement in full effect in the home improvement and building industries, many people are going green without fully understanding the environmentally friendly rules and regulations that are out there. With that...
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Building Green for LEED Gold: Westchester Community College Gateway Center

The new Gateway Center at Westchester College has just been awarded LEED Gold Certification for its achievements in building green. Keep reading to see photos of the new Gateway Center. The $70,000 square foot building...

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