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Can Commercial PACE Financing Drive $2.5 Billion in Energy Efficiency Investments?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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For the 2012 London Olympics, The Winning Medal is Green

With 15 months to go before the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the mega-event’s organizers have the goal of emerging as the most…

Trimming the Fat Off the Fitness Industry

This post is part of a series on sustainability in the health and wellness industry, curated by Becky Eisen, Dana Ledyard, Izabel Loinaz.…
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USA’s First LEED Gold Airport Terminal Unveiled at SFO

Although the aircraft parked at its gates may leave a sizable carbon footprint, San Francisco airport’s newly refurbished terminal two (T2) aims to…

Video Interview: Navigating Green Building Certifications

Dealing with green building certifications, even for building material professionals, is anything but easy.  Serious Materials, a company dedicated to building better buildings,…
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Video Interview: Serious Materials on the Empire State Building

Buildings consume over 50% of the energy in the US, and over 50% of building energy consumed by buildings is in heating and…
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FedEx Reaches Company Milestone and Opens Energy Efficient Data Center

A few days ago FedEx Corp. unveiled its Enterprise Data Center-West (EDC-W), located in Colorado Springs, CO, making it the company’s first environmentally…

A New Path of Building with New Avenue Homes

Are you tired of the continual expansion of suburban sprawl?  Or perhaps just want a home that is right sized for your household,…
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With Help from Google Earth, Architects Build Chic Modern Home

Villa Velpeloo is a new modern home in Enschede that is about a two hour drive (or six hour bike) east of Amsterdam.…
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Is The Small House The Next Big Thing?

by Susan Brautovich, LEED AP While you can argue that a house doesn’t have to be small to be green, it certainly doesn’t…
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The Home Depot Foundation Selects Two Cities for Sustainability Program

In 2002, The Home Depot created The Home Depot Foundation which supports non-profit organizations that are “dedicated to creating and preserving healthy and…

Green Building: Location, Location, Location…and Price

Sara Olsen laments that green, affordable housing isn’t as sexy as cleantech, but its popularity and demand are still on the rise. The…
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Interview with Dan Geiger, Executive Director of USGBC-NCC

Presidio MBA Candidate Piper Kujac interviews US Green Building Council’s Dan Geiger about Sustainability and Business 3p: You went to Haas for an…
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Inspired by Trash, Texan Creates Green Homes and Jobs

Dan Phillips is the founder of Phoenix Commotion, a company that focuses on building low cost, sustainable, and affordable housing. Phillips has built…
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The Economist Speculates on the Future of Vertical Farming

A recent Economist article asks the question of vertical farming, “Does it really stack up?”  In theory, it’s a win-win-win concept for the…