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Final Editor’s Note: Farewell

After 17 years, it's time for EDC to say goodbye...

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Was the Green Building Movement Born in Ipswich?

It has been four decades since the opening of the Willis Faber & Dumas headquarters. All these years later, it shows how progressive notions in green building can become mainstream.

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In-Store Decisions

As green continues its progressive march into the mainstream at retailers, consumers are being treated with more sustainable options than before.
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What We’ve Learned from California Droughts

And what we should be learning from the current drought.
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Why Incorporate a Shading System?

What are the benefits to incorporating a shading system, and what needs to be considered when making a choice?
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Why—and How—to Consider Embodied Carbon

As much as 20 percent of a building’s total carbon footprint comes from the materials used to create it, but quantifying and measuring material carbon footprint can still be problematic.
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Moving Forward Requires Code Enforcement

The U.S. needs to fix its lax energy code enforcement or else energy conservation progress will suffer.
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Why Openness Doesn’t Matter

Modern Solar Shade Fabrics
When it comes to sun shading, there are several factors designers should take into account to meet the unique needs of each building.
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A Return to New Orleans

I was in Europe when Katrina made landfall in Louisiana back in 2005.
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Is Resiliency a Threat to Sustainability?

As the topic of resiliency grows, is it taking away from the conversations about a healthy environment?
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