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LEED Platinum!

Shortly after we submitted the final paperwork for our LEED certification, we made the decision to install solar panels. On a whim, I asked Richard if he thought it would wreak havoc to amend our submission. 388 more words

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Course Author Spotlight: Elaine Aye

As President of Green Building Services, Inc. (GBS), Elaine Aye (IIDA, LEED Fellow) heads one of the country’s leading sustainability firms. Elaine has spearheaded national green building milestones over the past decade, with an emphasis on efficient design through operations of existing buildings. 317 more words

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Day 1 - Personalizing a Study Plan

My name is Colin Casey, and I’m a senior at Virginia Tech.  I have the ambitious goal of undertaking the long process of studying for the LEED Green Associate’s Exam at the end of the academic semester – coinciding with final exams.  694 more words

How TP Mechanical Makes BIM Work for You

Sometimes our focus is so trained on the results that it can be eye-opening to look at the important steps required to get there. And one of those essential building blocks for TP Mechanical is BIM – or Building Information Modeling. 209 more words

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Dominion plans a commanding new building for the Richmond skyline

Dominion already has one impressive skyscraper in downtown Richmond, and now is underway on their second. These buildings would drastically change the Richmond skyline. The plans for the building also involve the demolition of the Richmond Plaza building. 147 more words

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Take the LEED in Sustainability for Your Organization

Nowadays sustainable buildings are no longer wished for, they’re expected. But sustainability advancements are expensive, and your budget hasn’t exactly grown in recent years. And your organization really can’t afford to build a fancy, new, green building. 1,019 more words

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Course Author Spotlight: Michael Bigelow

Michael Bigelow (PE, LEED AP BD+C) is an energy engineering professional with more than nine years of consulting experience. He has in-depth expertise in energy efficient LEED design. 185 more words

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