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September 2012

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Published on September 20, 2012 Written by Joseph Hergert Posted in Greenbuild

It’s coming – that time of year when the leaves start to fall and the breeze feels just a little cooler. For most of us, autumn means breaking out that new sweater you’ve been dying to wear or gearing up for that Pumpkin Spice Latte you’ve been dreaming of since July.

But for those of us in the green building industry, the onset of fall...

Published on September 19, 2012 Written by Kira Gould Posted in Greenbuild
Credit: BG3 photo, Flickr

By bringing Greenbuild to San Francisco this November, USGBC has come full circle back to its original birthplace, here in the Bay Area. The conference has surprisingly never been to California, and USGBC’s Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) leadership is...

Published on September 14, 2012 Written by Mara Baum Posted in Greenbuild

The forward-thinking attitudes that thrive here in the Bay Area are alive and well in the non-profit sector, and we boast some of the most active green building organizations in the world. A few dozen of them are actively partnering with Greenbuild this year to create a richer and more exciting event. Each year, these "...

Published on September 12, 2012 Written by Jessie Andrews Posted in Greenbuild

How green are clouds?

The answer to that question has been as difficult to pin down as the origin of cyberspace itself. That is, until now! As reliance on cloud computing services continues to grow, the once intangible concept has manifested as data centers - physical storage facilities for our virtual information. Today, we know that a...

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