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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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Everyone knows today that extreme weather conditions in various parts of the world are the result of climate change and global warming. The National Climate Assessment in the United States has found out that not just the number of heat waves, heavy rainfall, and major hurricanes has increased in the country, the strength of these […]

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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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Has your love for the environment prompted you to become a LEED Green Associate? If yes, we are beyond pleased to help you realize your goal! In today’s time and age when climate change is bearing down upon us like a monster waiting to unleash unparalleled destruction, this world needs more people who are passionate […]

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As the demand for Green Buildings increases, someone who is starting out in the field needs to have ways to distinguish themselves as Green Architects. One method that professionals in the Green Building Industry have to distinguish themselves as knowledgeable in Green Building is to obtain an accreditation from LEED. While the general public is […]

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As environmental awareness increases, a new word has entered our vocabulary: “greenwashing.” You’re probably familiar with “whitewashing,” that is, to justify a particular action by pretending to investigate it or by presenting well-researched data which are actually quite biased. The negative connotation of the term goes back to the days when poor British and Irish […]

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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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Green designers and builders refer to Cradle-to-Gate, Cradle-to-Site, or Cradle-to Grave. What do the terms have in common? There are all related to building embodied energy and life cycle assessment. The premise is simple. Buildings require energy long before they are actually built because it takes energy to extract, manufacture, transport, use, and dispose of […]

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