Tag Archives: carbon footprint

‘Green’ Buildings Don’t Always Have To Be New

It seems every day there’s a new towering building popping up boasting ‘Green’ technology.  To most this is an a great trend considering commercial buildings account for over 60% of the nation’s electricity consumption, according to government estimates, and generate 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. But these energy-efficient buildings only represent a small number […]

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White House Becomes “Green” House With Obama’s Plan For Energy Building Automation Solutions

President Obama intends to get the White House to become certified LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The effort includes energy and water systems as well as waste disposal and management.  The White House representatives find it vital to take toxicity and life-cycle into consideration when making […]

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