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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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“The day has just begun and I’m already feeling too tired to go to work!” or “I don’t know why, but I always wake up foggy-brained in the morning!” Does this sound like you? If yes, you need to seriously rethink your sleep pattern. The National Sleep Foundation recommends every adult to get at least […]

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Jemima Layzell, a lively 13-year old from England, suddenly died of a brain aneurysm. Her devastated parents decided to donate the organs of their beloved daughter with a heavy heart, and in the process, saved the lives of eight people, five of them young children. Jemima’s heart, small bowel, and pancreas were transplanted into three […]

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Is hitting your child acceptable? What is the difference in “spanking” and “hitting”?  Two moms, from two continents share their viewpoints and observations.  Do they have all the answers? No, we’re fairly sure no mom could possibly, but we do believe in the power of conversation.  We believe we can collectively encourage better practices through […]

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Just a week after Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction and loss of precious lives in Houston, Texas, Hurricane Irma is roaring from the Caribbean Islands towards Florida, promising to be even deadlier. These hurricanes have confirmed that climate change is not a faraway threat, it is an immediate danger that is threatening the lives of […]

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All those impacted by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast are in our thoughts and prayers.  We are still trying to grasp the impact this natural disaster has made in Texas, but we know for sure almost every one of us can contribute in some way, big or small, from near or far.  We’re compiling […]

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Today, the state of Tamil Nadu, India boasts of an impressive green cover- thanks to the tireless efforts and hard work put in by the volunteers of Project GreenHands. PGH is an ecological initiative undertaken by the international non-profit, volunteer-run organization Isha Foundation with the mission of increasing the state’s forest cover to 33%. It […]

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