Indoor Environmental Quality

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You Do Not Need Toxins to Clean -- Choose Green

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Green Works green cleaning products are an easy and effective way to go green (and clean!) on a budget. Learn more about how you can avoid toxins.

   
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Should I Choose a Green Roof or White Roof?

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Green roofs and white roofs each have particular benefits and environmentally friendly characteristics, but which should you choose?

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New York City: The Greenest City in America?

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In 2015, New York City was ranked the number one greenest city in the United States. In the span of one year, it dropped to number fourteen. What could account for this dramatic fall from grace?

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The World's Greenest Office Building

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According to BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) Deloitte's new corporate headquarters located in Amsterdam is the most sustainable office building in the wor

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Net Zero Buildings: The U.S. Department of Energy's Official Definition

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Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Energy announced a common definition for Zero Energy Buildings or what are also sometimes called ZEBs or Net Zero Buildings. Why is this important?

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USGBC Release the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are the people responsible for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. Through this program of standards

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What are Living Green Walls and Their Benefits?

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Living Walls or what are also called Green Walls are basically walls made of plants. Even though the premise is basic there are many benefits to living walls which is why they are becoming more common

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Tubular Skylight

What Are Tubular Skylights and How Do They Work?

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Daylighting is an effective strategy to reduce electricity consumption of a building. Tubular skylights are an efficient product to provide natural light to both commercial and residential indoor spac

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Walmart: The Most Sustainable Company on the Planet?

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Believe it or not, in 2015 Walmart is actually positioning itself to be the most sustainable company on the planet. I personally doubt Walmart is doing this because of a firm belief in global warming

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What is a Geothermal Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

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A Geothermal Heat Pump (also called Ground Source Heat pump or GeoExhange Heat Pump) uses the earth as a medium to heat and cool your home. They have been in use in residential homes for decades and a

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3 Living Walls for Green Building and Innovation in Design

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Living walls, simply put, are walls made of plants. Living walls can improve indoor air quality by filtering the air - thus alleviating HVAC loads. In fact, studies have shown that some plants reduce

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Indoor Air Quality Test: Do LEED Green Buildings Meet Their Own Standards?

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A recent article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology cites a report indicating that buildings seeking LEED Certification, (buildings that are registered to become LEED C

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