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Streamline Green Permitting

April 12, 2010

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to build a green facility. The rules keep changing as sustainable practices evolve, but it is possible to develop a smoother system. Streamlining the local and state permitting procedures required for green buildings is part of that system.

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Ground-Breaking Alternative Energy Options

Alternative energy options are always being improved – the options grow every year. Here are some up-and-coming trends in alternative energy that you’re likely to see crop up in commercial facilities as they become more mainstream.

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BCAP’s 10 Places to Watch in 2010 Boosts Attention to Building Codes and Energy Efficiency
This year, the Building Codes Assistant Project (BCAP) is tracking and reporting on 10 U.S. states and localities that demonstrate a real commitment to energy-efficient buildings.
Click here for complete article … 3 Out of 4 Executives Expect Commercial Property Values and Rents to Keep Falling in 2010
The commercial real estate market continues to be adversely affected by the economy. Increased unemployment has led to less demand for office space, reduced rents, and decline in commercial property value.
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Spore-Killing Bleach Disinfectant Wipes Reduce C. Difficile in Hospitals
Researchers conclude that consistent, daily cleaning of all high-touch surfaces should be instituted in hospital units with C. difficile high infection rates.
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Green Leasing: From Concept to Execution
Green leasing helps landlords and tenants manifest the sustainability goals they share. It also provides a hedge against rising costs for trash removal, energy, and water; preemptively addresses tightening building codes; or differentiates a space in a soft leasing market.
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Governments and Utilities Entice Developers to Build Green
Across the nation, incentives are growing in the forms of grants, tax offsets, expedited permitting, and shared costs.
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Revolving Doors Generate Energy
A Netherlands train station is using a revolving door to produce some of the building’s electricity.
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Audubon Recycling Receptacles by DeepStream Designs
Get rid of your blue recycling bins and enter the trendy world of high fashion with DeepStream Designs’ new jewel-toned Audubon Recycling Receptacles.
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Tabrasa by IdeaPaint
This high-performance dry-erase paint easily transforms any space into a forum for teamwork.
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Norton 9900 Series Trinity by ASSA ABLOY
The Norton 9900 Series Trinity self-adjusts to temperature changes.
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