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Got Water? How Buildings Can Help with the Global Water Crisis
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12 January, 2022

Got Water? How Buildings Can Help with the Global Water Crisis

As it stands, the Earth’s freshwater sources are shrinking. The UN projects that if trends continue, the world will face a 40% shortfall in water...

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Reimagining What It Means to Deep Six Construction Waste
06 January, 2022

Reimagining What It Means to Deep Six Construction Waste

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the construction industry was responsible for more than 600 million tons of debris in 2018....

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The Next Step in Carbon Reduction: Net Zero Waste
30 December, 2021

The Next Step in Carbon Reduction: Net Zero Waste

As of 2018, the United States produced the most waste in the world, weighing in at 5.6 pounds per capita daily, or over 1 ton annually. The scarier...

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Occupants of Green Buildings
09 December, 2021

Occupants of Green Buildings

When renting or buying your home, have you ever considered the impact the design of the building will have on the planet? What about the materials...

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The Push Towards Net Zero Manufacturing--Part 2
18 November, 2021

The Push Towards Net Zero Manufacturing--Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we explored the reasons why the manufacturing industry is beginning to look to net zero as a key component of its strategy to...

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The Push Towards Net Zero Manufacturing
12 November, 2021

The Push Towards Net Zero Manufacturing

As the calls for proactive action on climate change become increasingly louder, governments and people are noticing the environmental records of the...

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What Does It Mean To Be A LEED Certified City or Community?
04 November, 2021

What Does It Mean To Be A LEED Certified City or Community?

It is clear that the executive branch is not shy about its stance on climate change and sustainability. With the United States rejoining the Paris...

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Mass Timber Misconceptions
13 October, 2021

Mass Timber Misconceptions

Intro CLE, currently the largest timber-frame building in the United States, is under construction in Cleveland, Ohio. This project is seeking LEED...

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The Future of Sports Is Sustainable
24 September, 2021

The Future of Sports Is Sustainable

As the world continues to celebrate the return of live sports, we are reminded of the powerful role that sports have historically played as a source...

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