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Understanding Green Architecture
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25 March, 2019

Understanding Green Architecture

Why do we need green architecture? Over the course of the last century, buildings have been constructed mostly on a smaller scale, with chief...

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What Is Sustainable Architecture?
25 March, 2019

What Is Sustainable Architecture?

This sums up the concept of sustainable architecture quite well; though, there are many considerations that go into such building practices. As a...

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What Is A LEED Certified Building?
25 March, 2019

What Is A LEED Certified Building?

Over the last 20 years, the LEED program has grown from a single standard for new construction to a complete system of interrelated standards that...

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Top 12 Green Building Certifications
22 March, 2019

Top 12 Green Building Certifications

Green building certification overview: First and foremost, health and wellness is top-of-mind with owners today akin to energy efficiency and ‘green’...

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How to Combat Rising Construction Costs
22 March, 2019

How to Combat Rising Construction Costs

Early Energy Modeling Look at the Cost /Influence Relationship Curve above. The answer is right there. In order to reduce construction cost, we need...

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What are LEED Certification Levels?
22 March, 2019

What are LEED Certification Levels?

While LEED is the most often applied rating system across the globe, less than 50% of projects seek certification. There are two fundamental reasons...

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What is LEED Certification?
22 March, 2019

What is LEED Certification?

When we notice a certification label of any kind we acknowledge that a third-party has verified a claim of meeting specific standards is true and...

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