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Table of Contents Civil EngineeringWho are Civil Engineers?What does a Civil Engineer do?Civil engineers typically do the following:Types of Civil EngineersCivil Engineering and Green Building MaterialsCivil Engineering and SustainabilityCivil Engineering and LEED CertificationIs LEED certification important for a Civil Engineer?How to get LEED Accredited? Civil Engineering The built environment around us represents civil engineering. Right […]

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Buildings massively impact our environment- both directly and indirectly. During their construction, occupancy, renovation and even demolition, buildings use huge amounts of energy, natural resources and raw materials; they generate waste, and emit harmful carbon emissions. These facts have prompted the creation of green building standards, certifications, and rating systems which aim to minimize the […]

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We all are aware that buildings have a massive environmental impact. And apart from the environment, they affect the health of their inhabitants too. Right from the time of construction and throughout their lifecycle, buildings use a huge amount of our limited resources and generate a lot of waste. As the awareness on this aspect […]

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Everyone knows today that extreme weather conditions in various parts of the world are the result of climate change and global warming. The National Climate Assessment in the United States has found out that not just the number of heat waves, heavy rainfall, and major hurricanes has increased in the country, the strength of these […]

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We are almost headed towards the end of 2019 and are ready to welcome 2020. However, we are nowhere close to effectively tackling climate change and limiting our carbon emissions. This had led to every sane individual with some love for the planet – right from Prince Charles to the Secretary-General of the United Nations […]

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What are Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In September 2015, as part of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, all the United Nations member states set a collection of seventeen goals, also called the Global Goals, to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. By […]

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The LEED Green Associate credential denotes documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices. It is basically the most comprehensive and high level introduction to green building techniques, providing insights into a 100+ areas of green building. The key to earning a LEED Green Associate credential is a thorough understanding of […]

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In today’s world, when people across borders are suffering from the effects of climate change and are trying to limit its impact by adopting eco-friendly lifestyles, the term ‘green building’ is not unheard of. Even if you are not an architect, builder or realtor, chances are high that you have heard about the concept of […]

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Has your love for the environment prompted you to become a LEED Green Associate? If yes, we are beyond pleased to help you realize your goal! In today’s time and age when climate change is bearing down upon us like a monster waiting to unleash unparalleled destruction, this world needs more people who are passionate […]

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Emphasis on health and wellness is growing by leaps and bounds in every sector today, including building and architecture. Healthy interiors and wellbeing are the trending buzzwords of sustainable design.  This is why GBCI developed the WELL AP credential in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is […]

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