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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 »

3 Ways To Minimize The Water-Energy Nexus Problem

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Tue, 2013-07-16 14:59
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Water and energy are intertwined. Energy production requires water, and supplying water to the general population requires energy. The conservation and proper management of these resources are imperative to maintaining a balance between energy demand and limited resources.

When tasked with finding a solution, one thing comes to mind: energy conservation. The key is to start changing the perception of “green” and “sustainability” by encouraging consumers to view these as strategies aimed at energy efficiency and cost savings.  Read more: 3 Ways To Minimize The Water-Energy Nexus Problem »

12 Myths About Sustainability for 12/12/2012

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Wed, 2018-04-25 13:57
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In honor of 12/12/2012, Everblue wanted to dispel the top 12 myths associated with sustainability and green training.

MYTH 1: Nobody knows what sustainability really means.

FACT: The definition determined by the 1987 United Nations Conference coined sustainability as a way to “meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” The definition is really simple, and it can apply to a wide range of things from Fortune 500 companies to the government, and even single-family households.  Read more: 12 Myths About Sustainability for 12/12/2012 »

Humanscale London: LEED, BREEAM, and Ska

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Fri, 2013-05-10 12:44
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Humanscale London welcomed 60 guests to their ergonomics showroom for a panel discussion to debate international green building standards: LEED, BREEAM and Ska for commercial interiors. The debate was organized and moderated by Kurt Fernandes, Humanscale London A+D Manager.  Read more: Humanscale London: LEED, BREEAM, and Ska »

20 Ways to Save Energy This Holiday Season

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Fri, 2013-12-13 11:42
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While the holiday season is a time for celebration and reflection, it is also one of the most expensive times of the year. Between purchasing gifts, entertaining, and decorating, the financial burden is high. With energy usage largely contributing to seasonal costs, there are numerous ways to save both energy and money this holiday season.

Decorations  Read more: 20 Ways to Save Energy This Holiday Season »

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 »

The Nature of Wind Farms

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Fri, 2014-08-01 09:46
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Over the past few years, growth in the renewable energy sector has significantly increased relative to growing global energy demands. The influx of solar and wind energy production, in particular, will continue to drive reliable clean energy forward. Although there are substantial inroads that need to be made within renewable energy, specifically cost and efficiency, there remain countless applications of renewable energy sources both in the U.S. and abroad.  Read more: The Nature of Wind Farms »

5 Reasons To Invest In Solar Energy

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Fri, 2018-06-15 16:46
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As discussions about renewable energy heat up in the national discourse, many individuals are wondering about the benefits of solar technology to U.S. Energy Independence. Ultimately, there are several reasons why alternative energy solutions, like solar power, will greatly impact economic and ecological structures. Below are five specific reasons why solar power is an important investment:  Read more: 5 Reasons To Invest In Solar Energy »

25 Ways to Save Energy This Fall

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Fri, 2013-09-27 09:15
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Thu, 2012-09-27 03:37
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With the first day of autumn beginning September 22nd, now is the best time to implement some “green” ideas that will save both energy and money. Below is a compiled list of tips that will help you prepare for the transition to lower temperatures and more time spent indoors.

Heating and Furnace

1. For every degree you lower your thermostat, you save about 2 percent on your heating bill.  Read more: 25 Ways to Save Energy This Fall »