Green Buildings

Green Buildings refers to the ability to convert an existing building into a LEED certified space. This may also refer to new buildings that are looking to achieve LEED Certification to become green.

LEED Green Roof Benefits

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:05
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Green building efforts have substantially increased within the past decade as building owners and community planners desire to reduce energy costs and offset the environmental impacts of construction practices.

One of the most significant components of the green building process involves the installation of green roof infrastructure.  Read more: LEED Green Roof Benefits »

Top 5 Green Building Challenges

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:26
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Tue, 2011-09-27 10:50
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1 - Cost.  We're in a recession, and two of LEED's biggest proponents (Colleges and Government) are hurting for money. LEED needs to streamline its cost structure to retain the loyalty of budget-conscious universities, municipalities and states. I don't mention the federal government because they already only build LEED certifiable buildings and don't bother paying for the plaque.

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How Green Building Works

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Thu, 2015-07-16 12:10
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Green RoofIn 2008, the green building market size grew to an estimated 15 percent to 20 percent of new construction starts by value -- an amount that's equivalent to a $36 billion to $49 billion marketplace.  Read more: How Green Building Works »