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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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LEED Myth vs Fact
22 March, 2019

LEED Myth vs Fact

1) MYTH: LEED is a mandatory government regulation.  FACT: LEED is a creation of the private sector and is strictly voluntary. LEED is not and will...

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What Is Green Building?
22 March, 2019

What Is Green Building?

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), “Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are...

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What Is Energy Modeling? [VIDEO]
22 March, 2019

What Is Energy Modeling? [VIDEO]

 Imagine that you’ve hired architects and a set of engineers to design a new 6-story office building that will have an upscale restaurant on the...

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New Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive
22 March, 2019

New Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive

The program, enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was created to help spur economic activity by investment in low-income neighborhoods in...

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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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