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8 Sustainable Building Trends

October 13, 2014 |

As urban centers continue to expand, developers and cities are working together to ensure that newly constructed buildings meet modern standards of ecological design. There are many aspects of urban development that impact our surroundings, the most obvious being buildings. However, there are some exciting new sustainable building trends that will continue to grow in...

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A Smart City is a model of city development which combines urban planning with technology to monitor and increase the performance of a city to make it more sustainable. Energy is a massive element of a city’s infrastructure and is therefore extremely important to measure in order to make its consumption and distribution more efficient....

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Building Integrated Vegetation is a sustainable design practice that’s becoming more prolific as green construction and development grow in demand. Common styles of Building Integrated Vegetation include green roofs – both intensive and extensive – living walls, and indoor vertical hydroponic gardens. To get the most benefit out of the integrated vegetation projects, it’s important to...

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3 Innovative Green Hotel Solutions

September 15, 2014 |

With the transformation of our standard design and business practices becoming a hot topic, many industries are looking to capitalize on the available sustainable innovations that can improve their bottom line. The hospitality industry is one such industry that can drastically change its operations by applying green hotel solutions. Here are three innovative green hotel solutions...

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More and more urban centers are being designed and developed to include green spaces, integrated vegetation, and solutions for urban agriculture. Though there are an abundance of long-term benefits that result from the implementation of green infrastructure types, one of the most strongly emphasized interests is the positive effect greenery has on public health. A...

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Real estate agents, along with many professions, have a fiduciary duty to look after the best interests of their clients. There’s much progression in the way of green building trends as concern over human health and environmental responsibility grow. It’s only a matter of time before changing building legislation and growing expectations will affect ROI on...

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Urban forests are an integral part of building healthy cities. An urban forest is defined as an ecosystem of trees and vegetation that provides its city with ongoing economic, social, and environmental benefits. Urban forests can take many shapes and sizes but regardless of their scope, they still provide unique benefits to improving the urban...

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The green commercial real estate industry is growing. Commercial properties are being constructed, positioned, and operated with ecological sensitivity in mind. The primary reason for this is the available awareness and education today which has concerned consumers demanding ecological building designs. This new green commercial real estate market is ripe for the taking for any...

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Universities are important partners in the advancement of the field of sustainability. Not only do universities conduct, fund, and collaborate on environmental research, but they also generate the support in building awareness around these important issues. University students are traditionally actively involved in creating positive solutions and taking action to implement them. Specifically concerning food...

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The restaurant industry has for amassing waste and having an overall negative environmental impact through food distribution and consumption. However, in the face of these challenges as well as pressure from a growing number of concerned consumers, the restaurant industry has great opportunity to reverse the damage and in fact, provide a positive business model...

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