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Green Building Questions: What Makes Fiberglass Windows Energy Efficient?

In an effort to go green, many evangelists have been advocating fiberglass windows. But how energy efficient are they?
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Waste Heat Recovery a Path for Cement Makers to Cut Costs and Emissions

Cement manufacturers have been reducing CO2 emissions. Deploying waste heat recovery (WHR) technology can spur additional reductions, as well as lower costs substantially…
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2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner: Ginger Dosier ‘Grows’ Bricks with Bacteria

The brick is the basic building block of architecture, popular because it is modular, has a simple design and is both easy to…
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Mahindra World City: The Future of Gated Communities?

Mahindra World City sets out to take the gated community concept – safe, separate, exclusive – and give it a sustainable spin. A…
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The Public Sector Pioneers the Case for Green Building

The public sector is making the case for green building materials and processes, including integrated design, broad stakeholder collaboration, and long-term thinking. Sustainable…
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10 Marketing Tips to Address Green Building’s New Expectations

In recent years, green building projects and resulting LEED certified buildings have grown in number. Now that so many firms have this once-unique…
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The Untold Story: The Continuing Demise of the Construction Industry

For over 115 years architecture and engineering students at Georgia Tech have watched the Atlanta skyline grow upward and outward. Now a seeminingly…

Greenwashing Labor Injustices in Dubai

Construction projects should not be considered Green or sustainable unless they have applied equal consideration to all resources used. In Dubai, the labor…
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Lowe’s Sets the Bar High with CSR Commitments and Solar Deal

Lowe’s has continued to work on quality of life issues that have been part of the company’s philosophy for over sixty years. Its…
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BIM to the Rescue: Creating Sustainable Buildings

Buildings are responsible for about 48% of the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.  Fortunately, there’s a growing move…

5,000 Plumbers in 40 States Show How “Going Green” Grows Client Base

“In the 1930’s plumbers worked under the motto of protecting the nation’s health,” explains Megan Lehtonen, president of the GreenPlumbers . “GreenPlumbers’ goal…

Vetrazzo: A Story In Every Surface

“A kitchen countertop is a home’s social center. A home with our kitchen countertop made from recycled glass creates a forum for people…
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“Cost Less, Mean More”: A $10 Trillion Product Revolution

An Australian expression I love and use constantly is “No worries!” That phrase captures the essence of an entrepreneur’s faith. And it captures…