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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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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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Core Values Drive Results at Firelands Scientific
03 September, 2021

Core Values Drive Results at Firelands Scientific

We recently connected with Firelands Scientific, a Certified B Corporation and cutting-edge medical cannabis company located in nearby Huron, Ohio....

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Sparking a Debate on Cannabis and Carbon
13 August, 2021

Sparking a Debate on Cannabis and Carbon

In recent years, the cannabis industry has experienced significant growth--18 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana for recreational...

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Achieve Net Zero Emissions
22 July, 2021

Achieve Net Zero Emissions

With each passing quarter, more companies are responding to the demands of board members, employees, consumers, and the planet by setting goals of...

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The US Rejoined the Paris Agreement! Now What?
15 July, 2021

The US Rejoined the Paris Agreement! Now What?

The United Nations has declared climate change to be a global emergency. In response to the unprecedented set of challenges posed by climate change,...

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Big Changes: Energy Star Multi-Family New Construction Replaces Energy Star Homes
17 June, 2021

Big Changes: Energy Star Multi-Family New Construction Replaces Energy Star Homes

Energy Star is a rating system available for buildings, issued by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Energy...

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