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Amot Atrium Tower earns a pre-certification for LEED Platinum

Amot Atrium Investments has recently been awarded a pre-certification for a LEED Platinum level of green building, for the Amot Atrium Tower, that is currently being built in the Ramat Gan Business Center. With this, the Amot Atrium Tower has become the first office-building tower in Israel that is a candidate to be LEED Platinum […]

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Improvements To US Army Facility Provide Huge Energy Savings

Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to Receive Extensive Building Upgrades Expected to Provide $5.3 Million in Annual Savings Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the U.S. Army today announced a $61-million infrastructure modernization project at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (JMTC). The project will support critical infrastructure improvements at the industrial […]

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Lincoln Center Campus in Portland Earns LEED Silver

Shorenstein Properties, LLC announced the LEED Silver certification of Lincoln Center, a Class A seven-building office campus located in Portland’s 217 suburban office market. Lincoln Center is the first office campus in Oregon to earn the LEED Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance designation under the LEED Group certification path. Lincoln Center offers 730,486 square feet […]

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Coworking in Africa

Advice to young African entrepreneurs just starting out, use a grassroots approach. Don’t market. Don’t put a single ad in a magazine. Never turn to Craigslist. Instead, look for a comfortable space with smart, like-minded people who aren’t employed by the same company. Look for a place where everyone can collaborate with one another to […]

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Smart Glass with a View

A seriously cool view that saves energy too. Sounds interesting doesn’t it. VIEW is a company on a mission. They manufacture Dynamic Glass creating entirely new possibilities to elevate occupant experience and change the way people think about architectural design. VIEW helps to produce buildings with the expansive views everyone craves. Energy consumed by lighting, […]

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Race To Reduce

Genius comes in two kinds: through people just like us but more so, and through people and organizations that have that extra spark. If it was not for the global need to save energy, the term “energy management” might never have even been coined… Globally we need to save energy. CivicAction’s Greening Greater Toronto’s first […]

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An Example of LEED Platinum Building Design

Designing a “green” building under the LEED guidelines presents a unique challenge to construction: the building needs to be more energy efficient than required by code. In essence, the code does not anticipate the obstacles of green building issues. With the help of Rolf Jensen & Associates’ (RJA) code expertise, the Genzyme Center synchronized sophisticated […]

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Stiles Now Leasing Broward’s First Multi-Tenant Green Office Building

SUNRISE, Fla. – Stiles Corporation is now leasing Lake Shore Plaza II, the first-to-market “green” multi-tenant office building in Broward County. The building offers office tenants the benefits of significant energy cost savings as well as greater workforce productivity. The 130,000-square-foot building is pre-certified to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at […]

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Safeway Celebrates Earth Day with Two New California Solar-Powered Stores

Solar Store Dedication Part of Larger, Company-Wide Campaign to Help Consumers Make Sustainable Shopping Choices PLEASANTON, Calif. – Safeway Inc., one of the largest retail users of renewable energy, today unveiled its newest solar-powered grocery stores in Northern California to kick off a week of Earth Day activities and programs focused on the company’s commitment […]

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Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs): Alternative to Traditional Lighting?

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Light-emitting diodes (LEDs), with their improved color range, lumen output, color stability and lifespan, offer enhanced performance over traditional lighting sources that don’t provide flexibility in selection, design and installation of lighting fixtures. The LED fixture is an array of hundreds of dies in a panel or strip, which allows them […]

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Polaris Facility Achieves LEED Certification

Wyoming, MN site honored for its sustainable green building practices MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Polaris Industries Inc. today announced that its Research & Development site in Wyoming, MN has officially achieved the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for new construction. The LEED certification demonstrates Polaris’ commitment to environmentally sound business practices.

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Installing a Green Roof: A How-to

When planning for a green roof, a number of decisions, processes and initial costs must be considered. Before the green roof installation can begin, a licensed structural engineer or architect should be hired to determine what, if any, upgrades need to be made to the existing roof. Due to the weight of green roofs, some […]

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