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Published on July 27, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED
Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider

FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDING OWNERS

Overall Trends

  • The top two reasons for building green: client demand (35%) and market demand (33%).1
  • Between 2008 and 2012, there was dramatic growth in the percentage of firms that built green to achieve lower operating costs (increased to...

Published on July 27, 2012 Written by Brendan Owens Posted in LEED

Ever been to New York, NY? Picture the island of Manhattan in your mind (or Google’s). Now multiply that by three. Or, picture...

Published on July 20, 2012 Written by Brendan Owens Posted in LEED
Photo credit: Bob Mical

If 10 years ago, someone had told you that a consumer desire to buy paints that don’t emit harmful fumes (also known as VOCs) would jeopardize the jobs of decent, hard working Americans, would you have believed them? If they had predicted that 10 years in the future, low-emitting paint, carpets and adhesives, would not only be widely available...

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