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Moving the Market Toward High Performance

By James D. Qualk
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At Greenbuild, we expect to learn, share and seek a deeper understanding of high performance, design and operations, and how to apply the vision of a movement to our everyday roles.


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Goodbye Growing Season, Hello Knowing Season

By James D. Qualk
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Jamie Qualk's list of the most influential topics in the sustainable building industry.


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Mind the Gap

By James D. Qualk
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Before you've even unpacked the first box, your building could lose all those energy savings so carefully built into its design.
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Classrooms that Work

By James D. Qualk
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When school buildings perform better, so do the students.
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Commissioning Sustainable Buildings

By James D. Qualk
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In October I delivered a brief presentation at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI) Fall Symposium in Philadelphia, PA.
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All Buildings Should Pursue LEED Certification

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With Greenbuild coming up, I think it is appropriate to say something bold. And, while the potential for ALL buildings to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification may be a little farfetched, what better goal for the design, construction and operations community is there than this?


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Are You Ready to VERGE?

Virtual conference looks at the next great wave of innovation.
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Virtual conference looks at the next great wave of innovation.
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Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative

By James D. Qualk
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Today there are a great many organizations including nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), for-profit corporations, and government institutions promoting and seeking to provide leadership in the area of sustainability and, more specifically, green buildings.
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Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative

By James D. Qualk
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Today there are a great many organizations including nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), for-profit corporations, and government institutions promoting and seeking to provide leadership in the area of sustainability and, more specifically, green buildings.
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Starting Simple

By James D. Qualk
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It's easy to become overwhelmed with all of the information relating to water, energy and materials use, personal health, performance decay, biological resource depletion, shrinking numbers of various species, pollution and waste. It's hard to know where to start to make a difference. A simple answer is to make a list.
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