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  • Elvia Almachi, 32, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses. Elvia has been working at Agrogana for 12 years, and has been part of the Fair Trade committee. She has two daughters, 9 and 12. Elvia and her husband Luis Alberto Villegas, also an Agrogana employee, both participate in the weekend adult school program paid by the Fair Trade Premium.
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New “EPA” Report Trashes LEED Standards… No, Really!

Last Friday, a group called the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA, what else?) released a bombshell report claiming that LEED-certified buildings "actually use more…
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Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems Gaining Popularity in Cold Climate Construction

Heat recovery ventilation systems are an energy efficient solution in extremely cold climates, and they're growing in popularity around the world.
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What Does It Mean to Live From Scratch?

Giovanni Ciarlo and Kathleen Sartor are creating communities that are totally integrated with nature from scratch can last for generations.
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Siemens, GE Open Up Shop at Masdar City

This week, global electronics powerhouse Siemens inaugurated its new Middle East headquarters at Masdar City - a pivotal turning point in the city's…
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Fifteen Cutting Edge Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

No two cities are alike, and likewise no two “sustainability master plans” should be the same. Nevertheless, there are a number of proven…
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Stanford Start.Home: Sustainable Design That Puts People First

Stanford University's Start.Home entry for the Solar Decathlon builds on a Core concept of sustainable design and modularity for cost-effective home design.
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Sustainable Design Pays Off for Big Muddy Workshop

Big Muddy Workshop is a true People Planet Profits business in Omaha, Nebraska
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Atlanta’s Power to Change Program Shows That Building Retrofits Mean Business

Atlanta's involvement in the Better Buildings Challenge and its partnership with the DOE gives the city's building owners the tools to reduce operating…
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PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable…
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SXSWeco Interview: Emma Stewart, Autodesk on Smart Cities

We've long been impressed with Autodesk's contribution to the smart or "green" building design movement so it was only logical that I ask…
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Why Investing in Energy Efficient Buildings Make Fiscal Sense

United Technologies' Chief Sustainability Officer John Mandyck assesses the current state of affairs in global green building and lays out the economic returns…
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Commercial Scale Refrigerant Management Delivers Rochester a Cool Campus

With President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreeing, during their first-ever summit, to work together to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the…
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Energy Efficiency Can Make Billions While Fighting Climate Change

Energy efficiency could be a several hundred billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based…
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Brazil Hopes Massive Green Building Projects Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup

For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture…
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Symantec Decreases Its Emissions by Four Percent from 2011

Symantec, the global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions, recently unveiled its 2012 corporate social responsibility report, which included achieving a…