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It is a well-known fact that buildings have a massive environmental impact due to their huge carbon footprint. 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 […]

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What is LEED? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and it is a certification program for green building. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides third-party verification that a particular building or complex was designed and constructed in a manner […]

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What is Green Building? With terms like climate change and sustainability being extensively used by the media across the globe, chances are you must have heard about green buildings too, and how they are trying to minimize the impact of the building sector on our environment. According to experts, the building and construction sector is […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Though Building Energy Modeling, or BEM, has become more common in the green building industry in the last few years, it has received a bad rap in some circles. Critics refer to the discrepancy between BEM’s promised benefits and the actual results. They claim BEM software is riddled with flaws, making it too inaccurate to […]

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