|February 2010 ♦ Vol. 8 Issue 2|
LEED on a Budget
Nearly everyone has heard about LEED, the USGBC’s voluntary rating system for green building design, construction, and operation. Numerous government entities, private developers, and building owners are attracted to the fact that achieving LEED guidelines can result in better building performance, healthier spaces for occupants, less environmental impacts, and a competitive edge in today’s market.
Available in volume, the energy-efficient Cree LRP-38 has a power input of only 12 Watts and contains no mercury. The Cree LRP-38’s low heat, low UV, and exceptional color quality—a CRI of 92 @ 2700K—is designed to replace 50W–90W halogen PAR-38s in retail and display settings and last 50,000 hours in open track fixtures.
To learn more, visit www.CreeLEDLighting.com.
MESAs don’t require landlord capital or increase operating expenses, they don’t use cost recoveries, and they provide benefit without financial risk.
As building owners shift their resources from new construction to upgrading existing buildings, lighting will be a target for energy-efficiency improvements because they’re profitable.
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Ecophon Master Solo S suspended ceiling panels from CertainTeed feature a 75-percent recycled content, Class-A sound absorption, and painted edges for an aesthetically appealing appearance from every angle.
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Tried and True – The Art of Simple Solutions and Integrated Design
Alternatives in Green Building Frameworks
Clearing Up LEED Misperceptions
Schools Offer Lessons in Building/User Interface
Life-Cycle Cost Assessment as a Tool for Retrofits
Commercial Interiors: Shifting Corporate Awareness to Deliver Positive Impacts for Occupants
Proper Training: A Trademark of Sustainable Facilities
A Wake-Up Call for Healthy IAQ
Beneath the Surface
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