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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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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. What […]

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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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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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“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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