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February 2011

Published on February 17, 2011 Written by Lauren Riggs Posted in LEED

The notion that green building is a process and not just an event is something that is often overlooked. Much like the life cycle of a building, the green building process is one that takes a building from merely a sustainable "vision" to a sustainable structure.

The LEED rating system centers on sustainable operations and providing...

Published on February 9, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in LEED

2010 was a big year for building energy efficiency and state and national codes. The success of the year can be directly traced to decades of familiarity with green building programs as well as nationwide uptake of LEED. After more than 40 years of mere modest improvements in building energy efficiency (looking specifically at the predominant...