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It’s interesting to me how misconceived green infrastructure and stormwater management are by both the general public and educated community planners. Implementation of Low Impact Development has lagged in communities because of a lack of...

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In 1998, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is a system for rating the sustainability of new buildings. These ratings are based on aspects such as...

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This was a major shift in the way I saw the world. I saw to it that no matter what I did in life, my fundamental grounding would be of love and compassion. It’s one of...

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Real estate professionals are constantly taking courses and acquiring accreditation to expand their skills and knowledge which further helps their clients find their dream or vacation homes, and business or investment properties. Today there are...

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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...

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Ecological structures have evolved to where they are today based on our understanding of construction materials and technological growth. This type of sustainable architecture is as of recently becoming widely accepted within the world of design...

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Evolution is the adaptation to a changing environment. I think what’s so impressive about the architectural form of evolution is that it’s a non-biological, inanimate concept that it will continue to grow and change with...

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As a society we need to set and stick to sustainable goals. Pollution is an overwhelming threat to humanity that not enough people take seriously. Around three million people die every year from environmental factors. Do you...

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The most arresting feature of the newly constructed One World Trade Center is it’s reflective surface, which mirrors the lush greens of the memorial lawns below, and the serene blue of the sky above. This...

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As we recently profiled, Laura Paul is an emerging leader in the field of green building. Recently voted in as Chapter President of the Ottawa Canadian Green Building Council, we looked to get some insight...

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