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‘What If?’ Toward a More Equitable World

July 1, 2014
Those in green building have traditionally focused on economic and environmental aspects of building. Lately, however, they have begun to focus on the social aspect of building as well.
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Editor’s Note: Residential Musings ... or Just Plain Overthinking

July 1, 2014
For the better part of four years now, I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a blog on EDC that followed my own foray into sustainably renovating my 1972 Cape Cod.
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Burning questions Berning answers

Revisiting Ban LEED

June 27, 2014
Are the people trying to stop sustainable progress going to write a eulogy for green or see it rise from the ashes of their efforts instead? It’s up to you.
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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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Key Energy Factors in Evaluating Cool Roofing

June 1, 2014
Installing a cool roof can help buildings reduce their energy consumption, and choosing the right roof depends on knowing what to look for.
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Greening the MLS: What’s LEED Got to Do With It?

June 1, 2014
Top three ways to incorporate green into your local MLS.
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Why Ohio Needs LEED Buildings

June 1, 2014
The belief that LEED will impact the Buckeye State in a profoundly negative way runs counter to nearly a decade of reality.
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Industry Insight: Jason McLennan

May 15, 2014
Green building pioneer and CEO of the International Living Future Institute shares his thoughts about how the green building industry will find increased rigor and authenticity moving forward.
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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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When It Comes to Doors, Faster Means Greener

May 8, 2014
Quickly closing a gaping hole in industrial facilities means saving more energy.
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