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May 2012

Published on May 29, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Community
Photo credit MDGovpics, Flickr

What an exciting time it is to be a part of our USGBC community! The green building movement is growing so fast in breadth and depth, workforce supply can’t keep pace; LEED 2012, with its shift to building...

Published on May 9, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Community
Biomimicry expert, Thomas Knittel

A building shaped like a butterfly. A skyscraper modeled after self-cooling termite mounds. A structure in arid climate inspired by a desert snail. Biomimicry, the application of nature’s principles to solve problems, is an emerging influence in modern day green building and other design and...

Published on May 4, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Community

On Monday, April 23, 2012, the Carolina blue sky contained just a few pure white clouds and the sun was shining at the perfect angle through a slanted wall of glass to make the most picturesque back drop for an executive sustainability conversation between USGBC President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi and Duke Energy Chairman, President...