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5 Steps Beyond LEED Certification

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Wed, 2018-06-06 13:16
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Achieving LEED certification for a building is the ideal beginning to sustainability efforts. But, to stop at certification would be akin to an athlete training to peak condition, qualifying for the Olympics, and showing up to compete in a stadium without any spectators. The LEED Certification process “trains” a building to perform at optimal levels. Owners and occupants must put the building to the test and verify levels of performance.  Read more: 5 Steps Beyond LEED Certification »

Green Value In Real Estate

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Fri, 2018-06-15 16:47
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Property owners know that investments in energy efficiency will reduce the cost of owning and maintaining a home or building. Perhaps that’s why studies have found that buildings rated as energy efficient have higher occupancy rates, command higher rents, and sell for more money than similar, less-efficient properties. With the certainty of lower utility costs and increased comfort, homebuyers and tenants are often choosing energy efficient environments, regardless of the higher price tag.  Read more: Green Value In Real Estate »

Keys To Green Team Success

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Mon, 2017-01-16 14:29
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As more companies recognize the value in incorporating environmental sensitivity into business practices, formal corporate sustainability programs are on the rise. Many of these programs begin with the formation of a green team, made up of employees willing to share talent, knowledge, and energy to establish sustainable practices in the workplace.  Read more: Keys To Green Team Success »

Thermal Imaging Enhances Energy Audits

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Fri, 2013-05-10 14:06
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Before a problem can be fixed, it must be properly diagnosed. Treating symptoms without investigating the cause can be a risky proposition. Just as a doctor wouldn’t treat pain without considering the whole person to diagnose the cause, an energy auditor must perform diagnostics based on the house as a system.  Read more: Thermal Imaging Enhances Energy Audits »

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