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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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What is WELL? With the advancement in technology, the amount of time we spend indoors has increased considerably. In fact, some studies suggest that people nowadays, especially in urban areas, spend over 90% of their time indoors. As such, the built environment has a profound impact on our overall health and well being.   A lot […]

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What is LEED? For a while now, terms like ‘green building’ and ‘LEED’ have been hogging the limelight in the media, especially as the noise around climate crisis gains momentum. So what exactly is a LEED certified building? How is it different from regular buildings? Let us find out… LEED is one of the most […]

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Civil Engineering The built environment around us represents civil engineering. Right from roads, railways, power supply to schools, offices and hospitals, everything is the product of civil engineering.  Technically, civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including public works such […]

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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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