Tag Archives: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Infographic: LEED is Changing How Building Are Built in the U.S.

Building design with LEED

A thriving, sustainable future depends in large measure on our built environment. According to the World Health Organization, in 1960 only 34 percent of the global human population lived in cities. In 2014 the urban population had swelled to 54 percent, while the total population grew from a little more than 3 billion people to more than 7 billion today. The latest population projections from …

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5 Industries That Need Way More Eco Attention

The trade show industry is one that should clean up its act and reduce waste and energy consumption - efficiency is the key!

 Guest post by Brian Toomey There are industries that see a lot of scrutiny (often with just cause) from environmental authorities and campaigners, and then there are those that are ‘under the radar’. Unfortunately, some of these are major offenders and action does need to be taken to reduce impacts in these fields. Here are five of the most problematic: 1. Trade Shows Every …

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London 2012: The Greenest Olympics in Modern History

The London Olympic Games are the greenest games in the modern era

The London Olympics of 2012 are making history as the most environmentally responsible Olympics of modern times. Previously, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics held the distinction of being the “greenest Olympics ever” boasting LEED certified buildings and the construction of a hydrogen highway. Now London is on track to soundly best Vancouver’s achievements and make the 2012 Games the most sustainable ever. According to a report titled “Olympian steps for …

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In the Green Economy, Electricians Are in Demand

Electricians are in demand in the new green economy

Guest post by Derek Singleton In 2009, Software Advice predicted that electricians would be one of the construction trades best-suited to capitalize on the growth of green construction. It appears that prediction is coming true. Since 2005, the green construction industry has grown from close to three billion dollar industry to one worth roughly $48 billion.  And a recent report by McGraw-Hill Construction stated that electricians are among the trades …

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