Green Building

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Method’s New Factory to Host World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Back in March, eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant, set to be built on Chicago’s South…
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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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7 Strategies for Achieving LEED Certification

Achieving LEED certification is a powerful tool for for companies undertaking Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting. Use these seven strategies if you…
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3p Weekend: 6 Ways Eco-Labels Can Help Us Stay Sustainable

Eco-labels may not sound like the most exciting topic at first. But when you look a bit more closely, it's easy to see…
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Study: LEED Certified Hotels Achieve ‘Superior Financial Performance’

Researchers from Cornell University's school of hotel administration recently took a look at the revenue that's gained by U.S. hotels with LEED certification,…
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CSR Report Review: Salesforce.com and Cloud Computing Sustainability

Salesforce.com recently released its most recent sustainability report, which covers the company's progress on operational efficiency and green building.
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Top 30 Cities for Green Real Estate

How do you measure the growth of green real estate? One way is by counting the total square footage dedicated to efficient design.…
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Alternative Building Method: Aerated Concrete

Autoclaved aerated concrete has some environmental benefits compared to typical cement, reducing energy use during manufacture and providing some durable features.
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Redwood: The Natural Solution to a Man-Made Problem

At the California Redwood Association, we’ve seen the market come full-circle in terms of understanding the natural solution vs. man-made solutions. More and…
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Arborwall Brings Energy Efficient Log Cabins to the Custom-Built Home Market

Based in northern Maine, Arborwall is demonstrating that log cabins can be both sustainable and energy efficient.
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Is LEED Becoming the New Normal?

The USGBC's signature LEED green building program is becoming the "new normal" for the building industry, creating new ways for companies to stand…
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How to Fight Greenwashing: The Value of Third-Party Certification in Green Building

Greenwashing, or vague environmental claims, are rampant in the marketplace, especially in green building. Third-party certification of claims can add credibility to claims,…
An architect's design of a tiny home village in Olympia, WA that houses 29"chronically homeless" disabled adults.

Big Change Dwells in Tiny Houses: Corporate Sponsorships and Making a Difference

Choosing smaller options such as a 7.5-ounce rather than a 12-ounce can of soda for long-term benefit is often a no-brainer. But what…
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EPA Report: Los Angeles Buildings are ‘Energy Stars’

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per…
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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…