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Report: Canada is Top Country for LEED Outside U.S.

June 3, 2014
Canada stands as the largest international market for LEED green buildings and boasts more square meters of LEED-certified space than any other nation outside the United States.
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Using Glass to Help Foster Collaboration, Connectivity

June 1, 2014
The synchronized sliding glass door system at Gensler’s Newport Beach office results in bright, wide-open spaces with expansive views.
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LED Versus Fluorescent Lighting

June 1, 2014
Lighting needs vary by application, so how does LED lighting stack up financially against fluorescent lighting options in an educational setting?
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4 Steps to a Successful Lighting Evaluation

May 9, 2014
Having a sound strategy and detailed information can lead to a greener facility and greater savings.
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The Importance of a Daylighting System

May 7, 2014
Energy savings are just the beginning of all the benefits that are available.
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The Drive Toward Energy Efficiency

March 4, 2014
Cultural institutions, like the National Corvette Museum, are achieving energy efficiency goals through retrofits and pioneering use of new technologies, such as energy-efficient lighting upgrades.
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Building for Mind, Body and Soul

The multipurpose EpiCenter aims to fuel the hopes and dreams of the community in South Atlanta.
February 4, 2014
The multipurpose EpiCenter aims to fuel the hopes and dreams of the community in South Atlanta.
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Driving Energy-Efficient Lighting

A car manufacturer realizes significant cost savings by showcasing products in the best possible light with LEDs.
December 2, 2013
When car manufacturer BMW wanted to put its exclusive range of luxury vehicles in the spotlight at its Rome showroom, the company turned to the latest developments in lighting technology.
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Daylight: The Model Solution for a Sustainable Environment

LEED v4 can help create greater awareness of the advantages of daylight modeling, including its effects on the body as well as the building.
November 4, 2013
“Is this building a good candidate for daylighting? Should we move forward with it?”
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Affordable Solar Light Bulbs

October 15, 2013
Nokero International Ltd. released the N180- Start. Designed for the developing world, the N180 is reportedly the most affordable solar-powered light bulb in the world.
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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.



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