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Study: Green Buildings Foster Better Cognitive Function

Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Figure 1: Cognitive Function in Normal, Green, and Green + Buildings


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Infographic: Greening Buildings with LEED Certification

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. From sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality—LEED focuses on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health. There are more then 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents.

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Green Building Economic Impact Study

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The future for the green industry is projected to see positive growth for years to come, with its influence reaching across the U.S. economy with significant environmental and social benefits being generated to protect the people and the planet. Our findings show that green building construction growth currently outpaces general construction and will continue to do so through 2018.

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How Green Is My State?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
How Green Is My State? Walking around in your neighborhood, you may see recycling cans on your curb, solar panels on your neighbor’s home, hybrid vehicles in nearby driveways, and mass transit stops just a few blocks away. With all the efforts our communities make to reduce, reuse, and recycle, are other neighborhoods following suit? How about state-wide efforts? […]

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PlaNYC: Progress Report 2013

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
PlaNYC 2013

THE CITY OF NEW YORK Introduction In 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg launched PlaNYC, an unprecedented and ambitious agenda to create a greener, greater New York. Since then, we have made remarkable progress toward achieving PlaNYC’s goals, yet numerous opportunities remain to build on PlaNYC’s successes and to ensure the continuity of our efforts. PlaNYC’s […]

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Top Ten Green Projects: 2013 Winners

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Top Ten Winners: San Antonio, TX: Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan and the adaptive reuse of the Full Goods Warehouse are serving as a model and catalyst for green urban revitalization in a long neglected portion of San Antonio’s inner city. After 15 years lying derelict, […]

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Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts

Friday, April 5th, 2013

This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. This guide explicitly focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades, those that involve multiple measures and are targeted toward achieving significant energy savings.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Jason Hartke, U.S. Green Building Council

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Jason Hartke is the Vice President of National Policy at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Topics include:
Integrating the Building Process
Common Goals: Sustainability and Resiliency
How Building Green is Working Now
The LEED System: Stretching the Market Toward Sustainability
How to Get Things Done

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A Double Success: Tackling Global Warming While Growing the Economy

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The Northeast can make a meaningful contribution to reducing the impacts of global warming. In 2010, the 10 Northeastern states then participating in RGGI emitted 533 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon dioxide pollution from energy use. Were the Northeast its own country, its emissions would rank 10th in the world, ahead of the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and France.

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Detroit Future City

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

DETROIT WORKS PROJECT Executive Summary This document, the Detroit Strategic Framework, articulates a shared vision for Detroit’s future, and recommends specific actions for reaching that future. The vision resulted from a 24-month-long public process that drew upon interactions among Detroit residents and civic leaders from both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, who together formed a […]

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