6 Powerful Green Building Standards

Green Building Standards for commercial buildings have been around for many years. Today many municipalities require new buildings, renovations and even maintenance of government buildings to be certified by a green standard, mostly LEED Certification.Many Real Estate companies certify their portfolio of commercial buildings as well due to financial interest: Tenants pay rent premium for green features with fewer vacancies…

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9 Principles of Sustainable Design

I can't imagine something being beautiful at this point in history if it's destroying the planet or causing children to get sick. How can anything be beautiful if it's not ecologically intelligent at this point? William McDonough Tweet Sustainable Design, Why? We usually think of ourselves separate to nature. We think the natural world is a separate world out there,…

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What is a Sustainable Home?

Many articles describe a sustainable home from the viewpoint of the environment, in terms of what the home should and should not do to the environment.Like it should use less water, be more energy-efficient, don't be harmful to the environment, reduce waste and reuse, recycle or don't use at all.What about me?It seems like sustainability is a win or loose…

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