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Man has been exploiting Mother Earth for natural resources since forever. Till now, it seemed as if the amount of natural resources on our planet was unlimited.  But not anymore! Due to man’s insatiable greed for energy and resources, the time has come that we on the verge of running out of essential resources with […]

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Okay, first things first. You cannot become LEED certified – not unless you are a building.  People often confuse LEED ‘certification’ with LEED ‘accreditation’. Becoming LEED certified is a process for buildings, people become LEED ‘accredited’.  With this major confusion cleared, let us now proceed to understand what LEED certification and LEED accreditation mean. Table […]

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Not sure where to start? No worries, we have you covered! Earning a new LEED credential can be an exciting time and we are here to make the process as simple as possible for you. For those of you that are new to the whole process we’ll begin with the basics! LEED Green Associate Exam […]

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the position of industry standard. LEED certification accounts for the bulk of green design verification. According to USGBC (US Green Building Council), LEED certified space increases 1.85 million square feet per day. A professional designation can accompany your name as LEED AP. It may not have the [...]
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#1- Attend a local event & appreciate the beauty of our Earth Get out of the indoor environment we spend 90% of our time in and experience the majesty of this pale blue dot on Earth Day. One option centers on attending an event. The site www.earthday.org contains a user generated map of all local […]

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The three years since the release of the WELL Building Standard have truly been a blur.  There’s so much movement in the industry and market currently, with a large portion connected to the suite of GBCI rating systems we are growing accustom to.  The leader in our opinion among that pack has been the WELL [...]
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USGBC made a big announcement recently—we now have access to our first LEED v4.1 beta! There have been rumors since late last year, but not only do we now have access to details, projects can start using the new rating system right away.  LEED v4.1 O+M Beta rating system and supporting materials have been released. […]

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You’ve heard of Energy Star, Green Globes, LEED, The Living Building Challenge, and even Passive House.  But, have you ever given any thought to the one that started it all, BREEAM? Now real estate managers, engineers, architects, and owners will be able to consider the premier system as an alternative. Before July of 2016, the […]

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As professionals in the field of sustainable design we focus on the impact of humanity on the environment, but what about the environment’s impact on humanity? Just 40 years ago over 60% of the world’s population was rural, since then we have seen dramatic growth in urban areas and a steadily dwindling rural population. Now […]

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