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On March 3 of this year, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a global project to prove that green office buildings actually do result in greater business productivity. This comes at a time when business owners, developers, and investors remain skeptical about the profitability of “going green.” With this project, WorldGBC hopes to supplement the research summarized […]

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Remember when you played connect-the-dots as a child? On a page was a set of numbered dots that formed a picture when the lines were correctly drawn between them. As interest in environmental sustainability, and all of its associated issues, grows, it becomes increasingly important to connect the landscaping dots. The many dots are labeled […]

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There are a number of green building programs, and one of the oldest is the Austin Energy Green Building Rating system. In fact, the program which served as the foundation for LEED celebrated its 20th year in 2011 and the completion of the 10,000th rating. However, the natural question that arises is the relationship of […]

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There are still skeptics who doubt climate change is an event influenced by humans. These same people who are living in cities aren’t so skeptical about the heat island effect for one simple reason – their local environment is hot and getting hotter. The latest weather statistics indicate that 20,000 high temperature records have been broken so […]

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