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Incentives That Can Make Your Company Energy Efficient

Various state incentives have dramatically increased their business programs that are aimed at helping companies shift over to going green by reducing the use of conventional energy sources, which will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Such incentives will greatly help companies achieve their environmental effects. Buildings constructed  between 2006 and 2013, taking into account  the […]

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Demand for Carbon Management Services on the Rise

Taking a look at current trends and recent projections, it seems that the market for carbon management services will increase to about $5.7 billion by 2017, with services in particular growing from 55% of the total market to 67% within the next six years. A main reason for this growth could be because many companies […]

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LEED-Certified Buildings See 14% Growth

In 2010, LEED-certified buildings grew one billion square feet – that’s a growth rate of 14 percent, according to the annual Green Building Market & Impact Report. Despite the tough economy, total LEED-certified floor area grew 50 percent last year and LEED-certified projects increased by 40 percent. The growth of LEED-certified buildings is evident outside […]

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Department of Energy Report Helps Buildings Reduce Energy Use by 50%

The U.S. Department of Energy has released an energy-savings guide to help commercial buildings reduce their energy consumption by 50 percent. The technical report, “Technical Support Document: Strategies for 50% Energy Savings in Large Office Buildings”, gives recommendations on energy-efficient measures to take to reduce energy use by 50 percent in less than 5 years. […]

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Predictions for LEED in Coming Years

Since the inception of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system in 2000, there has been a widespread development of green building practices in commercial, government and residential properties. LEED-certified buildings have helped to lower energy consumption, water consumption, CO2 emissions and material use across the board. “In 2009 alone, annual CO2 savings from […]

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