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‘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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2011 USGBC Government Summit in Review: U.S. Navy and Marine Corp Commit to LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) held their annual Government Summit in Washington D.C. last week. The conference brought public-sector building professionals together with private-sector contractors to advance the discussion of the government’s role in green building. According to the USGBC, green building has the potential to add $554 billion to the U.S. GDP, save […]

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