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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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What is BREEAM? BREEAM was founded almost three decades back in the United Kingdom in 1990 by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), and it stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. It is one of the most popular and internationally recognized green building rating systems in the world that sets standards and measures the […]

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As we all know, buildings have an enormous environmental footprint. Right from the design and construction to maintenance and operations, buildings consume huge amounts of valuable resources and generate massive amounts of waste. As people are gradually becoming more environment-conscious, this aspect of the building sector is being frowned upon by many. This has led […]

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We are all aware of how climate change is impacting the lives of not just human beings, but millions of species of plants and animals too. We are living in an era when erratic weather patterns are resulting in food shortages across the globe, polar ice caps are melting resulting in sea level rise thereby […]

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We all know that buildings have the ability to improve or deteriorate the health of their inhabitants. There are several ‘sick’ buildings whose occupants complain of illness and poor health due to mold, dampness and other less than healthy conditions. On the other hand, buildings with good ventilation, air flow, indoor plants, eco-friendly designing etc […]

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Chances are you might have come across the term “Zero Energy Building” quite a few times in recent years. The reason behind this is that as the world is grappling to cope with climate change and global warming, every industry is looking to minimize its emissions and shift to renewable energy. This is particularly true […]

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In simple terms, a ‘green’ building is a building that minimizes or eliminates negative aspects and has the ability to create positive impacts on our natural environment through its design, construction and operation. Almost all green buildings are sustainable, preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life. Now the question arises, how does […]

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In today’s time when almost every country is facing the impact of climate change and is taking measures in some form to combat it, terms like Energy Star and LEED have become quite popular. Both Energy Star and LEED are aimed at constructing buildings with minimum environmental impact by changing the way we design, build, […]

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Continuing education or “CE” hours are the hours LEED professionals spend in credential maintenance activities. CE hours are calculated differently depending on the activity. If you are a LEED Green Associate, you must earn 15 CE hours (three must be LEED-specific) every two years to maintain your credential. Twelve of those hours can be “general”, […]

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