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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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Competition between forest certification programs has embroiled the green building industry in controversy and confusion. When the smoke of propaganda clears, will there be a standard we can point to that best ensures the protection for our forests? Back in the 1980s, public concern over deforestation spurred non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developed countries to campaign […]

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