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February 2013

Published on February 28, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Industry

The following is a guest post by Harvey M. Bernstein, Vice President of Industry Insights & Alliances, McGraw-Hill Construction and John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security

There is no doubt that sustainability initiatives and environmentally responsible products...

Published on February 19, 2013 Written by J.C. Douglass Posted in Industry
Photo credit: H&A Architect & Engineers, a USGBC member company

Hampton Roads Virginia – Feb. 18, 2013 – Facilities in the United States Armed Forces lead the way in implementing sustainable design and construction practices. Hampton Roads Green Building Council (HRGBC), a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, will showcase these practices at...

Published on February 4, 2013 Written by Chris Pyke Posted in Industry
Photo credit: iStockphoto

Our buildings usually keep us safe and comfortable, but sometimes their design and operation can also contribute to significant public health challenges, including obesity, asthma, physical inactivity and chronic disease. Dr. Matt Trowbridge thinks that thoughtful, evidence-based design can help make our built environment part of the solution,...

Published on February 4, 2013 Written by Mara Baum Posted in Industry

Imagine a world in which buildings and communities clearly and definitively help to prevent some of our most widespread illnesses, improve our mental health, and strengthen our overall wellbeing. We are now one step closer to this place after this week’s Summit on Green Buildings & Human Health, hosted by the US Green Building Council. If...

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