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President Obama and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Secretary, Tom Vilsack, address drought conditions around the country.
September 24, 2016
Water efficient landscapes, shade-providing trees and heat absorbing living roofs are three sustainable strategies to mitigate heat island effect for any urban building project.
A conservation team works on a local project to preserve a natural habitat.
August 31, 2016
Conservation and restoration efforts benefit local communities, wildlife and habitats, and allow ecological goods and services to continue maintaining public health.
The 2013 Solar Decathlon included Net Zero buildings, which are designed to produce as much energy as they consume. Many green building experts believe that Net Zero building design represents the future of home building.
August 26, 2015
As green building design becomes increasingly popular, many builders have begun to look beyond LEED towards other standards to fit their particular design needs.
The predetermined location and orientation of the building posed a thermal problem... The solution became the centerpiece of the project's daylight-harvesting strategy. Gray installed a 4,900-sq.-ft SageGlass® electrochromic (electronically tintable) glass wall on the west façade of the office building, which is tied to the building energy management system and automatically tints based on sunlight and measured solar heat gain.
March 10, 2015
When Siemens Energy opened its first U.S. wind turbine nacelle factory in Hutchison, Kansas, it wanted to make sure that the building was built green. As one of the world’s largest providers of renewable energy and environmental technologies, the company embraces the same sustainability merits it sells to its customers.
The San Francisco Public Utility Works (PUC) building is a LEED commercial building with a fascinating design.
November 11, 2014
Wondering what other LEED professionals are pursuing in their green building designs? Here’s an overview of the most popular LEED credits.
Could LEED certifications like this be replaced with SERF?
June 26, 2014
The Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF) is offers a green building certification program that is more flexible and cheaper than LEED.  Could this oust LEED as the most popular rating system in the US?


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