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June 2012

Published on June 29, 2012 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

Let me tell you a story of stone soup. You know, the fable where a drifter shows up with a stone and a pot, fills it with water just outside of town, then sighs and remarks that the soup would be so much better with carrots. A townsperson is gleeful that they have carrots and they go get them and add them to the soup. “Sigh, this would be so...

Published on June 29, 2012 Written by Lonny Blumenthal Posted in LEED
Less power, more occupant empowerment. Photo credit: Public Domain Photos

I hear people say it all the time: “Buildings don’t use energy, people do.” So then I ask myself: Why has the idea of engaging with building occupants fallen by the wayside?...Despite the fact that it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to minimize energy consumption and save money? I wish I could provide a simple answer to that question, but...

Published on June 28, 2012 Written by Kate Hurst Posted in Industry

In 2004 I joined the U.S. Green Building Council and attended my first Greenbuild in Portland. Nine years later, I’m excited to return to the West Coast for Greenbuild 2012, being held in San Francisco from November 14-16....

Published on June 28, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

Yesterday, we kicked off our School Sustainability Leaders Summit, which brought in our two green schools fellows, along with other school district staff from across the country.
The day started with the fellows, Farah and Phoebe, giving a recap of the past school...

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