Category Archives: LEED

India Schedules Sustainability Summit

Sustainabilty stakeholders in India will convene in New Dehli next month to discuss green buildings and cities. Green Habitat Summit India 2013 is scheduled for August 20-21. The Summit will focus on technologies, strategies, and financial mechanisms that can help … Continue reading

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Performance Data on 60,000 Buildings Now Available

If you are interested in the energy performance of buildings, you now have an easy place to turn to: the Buildings Performance Database. Launched this week by the U.S. Department of Energy, it makes information on 60,000 residential and commercial … Continue reading

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Six Strategies To Promote Sustainable Cities

More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. The percentage will rise every passing day. So how can we make cities greener, leaner, and healthier for people and the planet? Following is a link to some of … Continue reading

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Sustainable Infrastructure Key To Growth

“To date, the trend towards urbanization has been accompanied by increased pressure on the environment and growing numbers of urban poor,” said the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner, at the launch of the report in Nairobi, Kenya. … Continue reading

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U.S. Cities With The Greenest Buildings

This week, the EPA released its annual list of the 25 American cities with the highest number of Energy Star certified buildings. According to the EPA, 16,000 Energy Star certified buildings in the U.S. helped save “nearly $2.3 billion in … Continue reading

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Rooftop Gardens Make Dollars and Sense

A unique mechanized greenhouse operation delivers its first crop of salad greens, herbs and spinach and begins to pay back a $2-million investment.  This greenhouse, perched over a parkade in downtown Vancouver, employs a four-meter-high system of hundreds of suspended … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

Don’t Let Efficient Use Become Opportunity to Use More Energy efficiency relates to a given amount of energy or effort it takes to accomplish a certain task relative to the least possible amount. It is true that a more efficient system/solution/product will … Continue reading

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Greenest Building In The World

Bullitt Foundation Sets New Standard While its official opening is nearly three months away, the Bullitt Center is already being dubbed the greenest commercial building in the world, and the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Laboratory is getting in on … Continue reading

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