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Selling Sustainability? Start Here

Topics like Sustainability and Climate Change are understandably complicated, but not for the reasons you might expect.   Aside from their scientific, economic and political complexities,  populations are also often unsure about the pertinence of these topics to their own affairs.   343 more words

Sustainability

What's leed homes all about anyway?

Previously published on HOUZZ

by Mariana Pickering

Houzz Contributor, designer, and LEED AP based in Northern Italy.

The thing that’s great about LEED is that it’s a much more integrated approach to the environmental sustainability of the entire site. 57 more words

Green Buildings

LEED v4 Expands Acoustic Performance In Multiple Areas

n addition to Schools and Healthcare, LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) v4 expands acoustic performance into several other variations of the rating system, such as New Construction, Data Centers, and Hospitality. 505 more words

Industry News

Tracking Your Waste and Recycling for LEED is Easy!

Monitoring LEED project compliance is a full time job, especially when it comes to monitoring waste flows from the project, its contractors and sub contractors. … 54 more words

Green Halo

LEED-EBOM Commissioning Credits Focus On Maintaining Efficient Operations

LEED for New Construction currently provides elements that help link design and construction to operations, but because many are voluntary, they are typically underused. The most apparent opportunity exists within two areas of the Energy and Atmosphere category. 432 more words

Industry News

Preview: Stadien grün wie ihr Rasen

Druckfrisch und ganz aktuell ist diesmal mein Artikel für das Print-Magazin “Pictures of the Future” der Siemens AG. Die Fachzeitschrift behandelt vornehmlich Themen über Forschung, Entwicklung und Innovation. 161 more words

LEED v4 Offers More Stringent Acoustical Standards

Typically, the term indoor environmental quality (IEQ) evokes considerations of healthy indoor air along with visual and thermal comfort. Adequate ventilation, indoor pollution source control, equitable controllability of lighting systems, and access to daylight and views appropriately draw focus as key concepts for design teams endeavoring for optimal indoor environments. 610 more words

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