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Updated Articles and Resources

By Marni Evans

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Energy, Emissions and Carbon Footprint Created: Saturday, October 09, 2010 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Have you ever stopped to think about where that energy comes from, how much it takes to power up the lights in your office, and how exactly that relates to our carbon footprint?
  • Sustainability Definitions – H Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Glossary terms and articles relative to sustainability.
  • Sustainability Definitions – G Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Glossary terms and articles relative to sustainability.
  • Sustainability Definitions – F Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Glossary terms and articles relative to sustainability.
  • Sustainability Definitions – E Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Glossary terms and articles relative to sustainability.
  • Sustainability Definitions – D Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Glossary terms and articles relative to sustainability.
  • Sustainability Definitions – C Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Glossary terms and articles relative to sustainability.
  • LEED - All About LEED Created: Saturday, January 15, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a voluntary, consensus based rating system for evaluating the environmental performance of building and community design, const..
  • Sustainability Definitions – B Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Glossary terms and articles relative to sustainability.
  • Sustainability Definitions - A Created: Saturday, February 25, 2012 Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012
    Glossary terms relative to sustainability.
  • Save Water, Save Money Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Water is a precious resource that we squander away and our buildings are the primary source of wasted water. These easy steps, coupled with extremely simple and low cost technology (like $4 faucet..
  • Save Water, Save Money: Part 2 Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Water is a precious resource that we squander away and our buildings are the primary source of wasted water. These easy steps, coupled with extremely simple and low cost technology (like $4 faucet..
  • How to Incorporate Green Operations Into Your Business Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    To incorporate green operations into your business, you want to follow three primary steps. Establish an understanding of your current operations, create, communicate and implement a plan and then..
  • Developing a Recycling Plan for Your Business Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012
    Assess your current waste and recycling streams, determine reduction targets, install well signed collection and storage bins in appropriate areas, communicate your recoiling plan, and celebrate yo..
  • Green Commute Alternatives Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012
    Give your car a break and switch to public transportation, carpooling, biking, telecommuting and other innovative green transportation options to reduce carbon emissions and get healthy at the same..
  • Reduce Climate Change Through Green Transportation Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012
    We all know the steps to reduce electricity use to mitigate global warming. But what do we do when it comes to reducing the burden of climate change relative to getting around? Give your car an i..
  • What is Sustainability? Created: Thursday, October 07, 2010 Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012
    More then going green, sustainability is the healthy balance of preserving a healthy planet (plants, animals and their ecosystems), nourishing people and their communities, and making a handsome pr..
  • Green Lease 101 Created: Monday, January 16, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    Creating economically sustainable, environmentally preferable and healthy office spaces makes excellent business strategy. Because buildings are the number one cause of global warming, green build..
  • Green Lease 101: 9 Benefits of a Green Building Lease Created: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    By developing and implementing eco-strategies into your corporate real estate lease, building owners and tenants have the power to improve their work environment while minimizing its environmental ..
  • 10 Steps to Climate Responsive Building Design Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011
    With buildings contributing close to half of the energy use in the United States, and energy use being the number one contributor to global warming, an obvious means to mitigate climate change is t..
  • Retrofitting Indoor Fixtures to Reduce Water Use Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011
    So, you know that you want to retrofit the fixtures in your building to reduce water use, but aren’t sure where to start? Well look no further.
  • Green Strategic Planning Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011
    Ok, it’s fantastic that your organization already has a strategic plan. Wait. You don’t? Well, get started with strategic planning here. To incorporate green strategy, goals and met..
  • How to Calculate Indoor Building Water Use Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011
    The first step to reducing water use is to understand how much we are using in the first place – similar to tracking our monthly spending – you can’t reduce it until you measure i..
  • Sustainable Winter Landscapes Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011
    When most of us think of beautiful, sustainable landscapes, rarely do we think of winter. However, designing for the winter garden can lead to satisfying and pleasing color and texture all year ro..
  • Design a Rainwater Harvesting System in 6 Steps Created: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
    Rainwater harvesting is the collection, conveyance, and storage of rainwater for future use - flushing toilets, irrigating landscaping, or in some cases, for drinking.
  • 6 Steps to Behavior Change Created: Sunday, December 25, 2011 Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011
    Be it a green team working to increase recycling rates or reduce paper waste or a corporate sustainability officer working to reduce a carbon footprint, a key challenge is how to encourage changes ..
  • 2030 Districts Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011
    District sustainability is the next big thing; reshaping and recharging the vitality of our urban framework and addressing issues such as climate change within existing communities.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality: Building Related Illness, Sick Building Syndrome and What To Do About It Created: Monday, November 21, 2011 Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011
    What we do – and don’t - bring into our buildings can have a significant impact on the quality of the environment within and Building Related Illness or Sick Building Syndrome can resul..
  • 8 Actions for Business and Industry to Reduce Climate Change Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    It is true that one person can save the world, and these eight actions offer immediate impacts for individuals, business and organizations to slow climate change - now.
  • Climate Change Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Climate change affects more than just a change in the weather. It refers to seasonal changes over a long period of time. These climate patterns play a fundamental role in shaping natural ecosystem..
  • Design Principles for Resilience Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Resilience is the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change, so as to still remain essentially the same function, structure, identity, and feedbacks. To pre..
  • What is a Resilient City? Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Resilience refers to future proofing our cities and their built fabric in the face of future shocks and stresses from climate change and peak oil.

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