International Sustainability

These blog posts will examine sustainability programs on an international level.

Is LEED Certification Available in All Countries?

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:53
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Yes, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards (LEED) are not only available in every country, they were designed to fit every building anywhere at any phase in the construction cycle.

This flexibility is part of the reason why LEED Certification has grown to be the most widely used green building rating system in the world, with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day.  Read more: Is LEED Certification Available in All Countries? »

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! »

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 »

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 »

The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy

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Fri, 2013-05-10 14:46
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Just days before the opening of the Olympic Games, I took a walking tour to learn about the sustainable development of East London, a 500-acre site that has been transformed into the Olympic Park, Athletes' Village, and Stratford Transit Hub areas.    Read more: The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy »

LEED and BREEAM from the Midlands, UK

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Tue, 2013-07-16 14:51
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A recent blog entry from Everblue instructor Joan Mahon, LEED AP BD+C

November, 2011 Blog from the Midlands, UK  Read more: LEED and BREEAM from the Midlands, UK »

Balancing Economic Growth and the Environment

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Fri, 2015-07-17 11:21
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Some economists predict that during this year, China will surpass Japan to become the second largest economy on earth, behind only the United States. While China continues to propel itself forward in technological and infrastructure advances, they have faced a series or recent natural disaters that some economists beleive are deadly, man-made consequences of favoring economic growth over environemtal protection.  Read more: Balancing Economic Growth and the Environment »