Leveraging Generational Differences for Sustainability Success

By Julie Honeywell and Brad Pease
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Successfully implementing sustainability practices in a corporate environment begins with appealing to the generational characteristics dominant in today’s workplace.
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Mental Health Benefits to Green Living?

By Michael J. Berning
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Allowing employees to “get back to nature” can enhance their well-being and productivity.
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Informed Product Selection

By John Amatruda
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Manufacturers are starting to produce more information than ever before on their products, but how should you analyze it?
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Misgivings About a Heated Controversy

By Joe Versluis
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Should cold water exclusively be used to clean carpeting, or do the benefits of hot-water carpet cleaning outweigh the perceived costs?
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Every Energy Model Is Wrong—And Here Is Why They Are Indispensable

By Daniel Overbey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
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LEED has taken some heat for buildings that do not perform as they were modeled, yet energy modeling is an essential tool for any high-performance building project.
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USGBC Professional Exams Evolving with Launch of LEED v4

By Jacob Kriss
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Now with new exam information and study options.
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How Texas Does Net Zero

By Sangeetha Karthik and Don Penn
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A Texas middle school models sustainability while building a curriculum designed to educate the next generation about renewable energy.
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A Massachusetts School District’s Pioneering Path to Solar

By Jared Connell
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Generating renewable energy is not only possible, but also preferable—even if the energy can’t be produced onsite.
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The Wild West of Materials Transparency

By Lona Rerick
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As the shift toward transparency in building materials continues, building designers must shift how they approach material selection.
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Sharing the Table for Improved Recreational Facilities

By Steven Flanagan AIA, LEED
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By applying an integrated project process, building teams can bring higher education recreational centers to a greater level of sustainability and efficiency.
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