|December 2009 ♦ Vol. 7 Issue 12|
Alternatives in Green Building Frameworks
In the quest to create more sustainable buildings, it has become important to have an organized framework and standardized metrics for performance. Rating systems provide these benefits. While the sustainable building industry has come a long way in the past decade, three primary reasons to use a rating system still hold true:
In the United States, LEED is the de facto standard. Find out what other options are available …
It’s good to recycle. But it’s time to reduce what we use in the first place. That’s the message behind Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow, the global sustainability campaign launched by Kimberly-Clark Professional.
To learn more, visit www.kcpreducetoday.com/us.
A showcase of 10 recent LEED projects—many the first of their kind to be certified—that demonstrate the ability and versatility of the rating system to forever alter the landscape of the built environment.
Local policies to promote energy-efficient buildings continue to thrive despite prolonged economic downturn.
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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
The Changing Practice of Green Operations
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