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Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City?

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Tue, 2013-09-17 13:13
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Las Vegas is well known for its bright lights and big city atmosphere. It’s commonly associated with extravagance and glitz—not energy efficiency or sustainable design. However, in recent years, the city has made some real strides in this direction, namely its focus on green design demonstrated by a growth in the number of LEED-certified buildings.  Read more: Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City? »

Costa Rica Recap: First LEED Class en Español!

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:03
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Everblue’s mission is to be the leading sustainability training institute worldwide. To achieve this, Everblue has expanded its business operations internationally to provide more opportunities for individuals to receive sustainability-related education and impact their communities. Recently, Everblue’s LEED instructor, Greg Hamra, traveled to Costa Rica for Everblue’s first LEED course in Costa Rica, which was exclusively taught in Spanish. Read further to learn about Greg’s observations and experiences.  Read more: Costa Rica Recap: First LEED Class en Español! »

Top 10 Home Water Conservation Strategies

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Tue, 2013-09-03 13:45
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Conserving water throughout your home and yard can end up saving you a significant amount on your monthly water bill. Although many people don’t realize it, potable water (water considered safe for consumption) is an incredibly important resource that is being overdrawn across our nation. Below are 10 tips to help you cut back on your usage and contribute to water conservation efforts:

1) Taking shorter showers and install water-conserving showerheads can save up to 15 gallons per shower.  Read more: Top 10 Home Water Conservation Strategies »

Sustainable Sites, Sustainable Trash?

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Mon, 2017-01-16 16:17
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If you’ve spent a day in the big city lately, you may have noticed a big change in the type of trash receptacles located around town. BigBelly Solar has redefined how we throw away trash by developing one of the coolest trash bins you will ever see. In 2003, BigBelly Solar jumped on the scene with its goal of transforming the way cities think about waste collection. The company wanted to offer a solution for the public space by leveraging renewable solar energy and information technology. With these goals in mind, the solar-powered trashcan emerged.  Read more: Sustainable Sites, Sustainable Trash? »

LEED v4: What's Different?

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Fri, 2018-06-15 16:43
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The USGBC’s recently approved LEED v4 green rating system was voted through with significant support from its membership. The new system is not incredibly different from its predecessor, which has been in use since 2009. One of the main differences is that v4 has expanded LEED to rate different building types, industry centers, and renovation situations that had not been addressed previously. These new structures include data centers, large warehouses, and factories.  Read more: LEED v4: What's Different? »

Humanscale and Everblue: Partners in LEED

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:03
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Everblue has teamed up with Humanscale to host LEED classes in 10 North American markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Toronto. The partnership was designed to provide career development for Humanscale A&D representatives while at the same time offer the LEED Green Associate training to facilities managers, architects and designers.  Read more: Humanscale and Everblue: Partners in LEED »

The Role of Water Efficiency in Green Building

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:04
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The increasing development of worldwide green building projects, especially those related to the Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design (LEED) standard, provide the contextual basis for the implementation of water conservation strategies. As access to clean water continues to be a source of concern in many areas of the world (including the U.S.), water efficiency strategies in green building practices are becoming paramount to new and existing construction efforts.

10 Mistakes to Avoid in CSR Reporting

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Thu, 2016-11-03 13:13
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The advent of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting in sustainable business practices led to the implementation of social, environmental, and economic awareness in operational processes. The increasingly competitive market coupled with diminishing natural resource availability has forced companies to devise methods to transcend their business beyond the traditional operational confines, toward a more structured approach: the Triple Bottom Line.

Sustainable Prosperity Requires Balance

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Wed, 2018-04-25 13:58
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Last week, investors, business leaders, environmentalists, and sustainability professionals came together in San Francisco for the annual Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres) conference. Ceres is an advocacy group focused on building a healthy global economy by accelerating the adoption of sustainable business practices through investor and business leadership.

Garbage To Green in 5 Steps

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:45
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There are countless ways in which one can live a more sustainable lifestyle, and one of the simplest methods is available right in your own backyard. OK, it may not be there yet, but with a small investment, mostly in time and energy, you can turn a small section of your yard into an environmentally friendly recycling center that reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, saves money, and nurtures the garden. By managing the natural decomposition of organic materials, such as yard and food waste, you can produce compost to enrich the soil without chemically enhanced fertilizers.  Read more: Garbage To Green in 5 Steps »

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