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Real Estate is the 2nd largest item on the expense sheet of most organisations, right after labor. Workplace designs are therefore being rethought, reconfigured, and rebuilt to greater advantage and profitability. Smart companies and corporate real estate decision makers who understand the implications for their portfolio, workforce, and bottom line are planning workspace needs tactically […]

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Observing the history of architecture closely, one realizes that Ancient Greek and Roman builders, Renaissance and Enlightenment architects, and architects of the Modern movement understood and practiced the usage of locally available materials, using natural light thereby making the building self sufficient, long before energy was an issue and long before anyone used the word […]

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One of the most obvious considerations would be landscaping a green development. However, as Anirban from iDream points out “a few considerations at the landscape design stage would make a project greener than the average green”. One should try to use native or adapted trees and plants on the roof. This type of greenery absorbs […]

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Unplug! Just keeping your cell phone, TV, and DVD players plugged in wastes 5 percent of all the energy you use each year. Replace those traditional incandescent bulbs if you haven’t already, or, consider LED lighting as well … an even greener lighting option. In terms of energy efficiency, microwaves are better than toaster ovens; […]

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Over time a certified Green Building can turn brown if it is not maintained properly. A green building is certified green as it incorporates several Green features. Such buildings usually ensure reduction in operating costs on energy and water, besides several intangible benefits such as extending the life span of natural resources, providing human comfort, […]

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Sustainable community issues include issues of health, education, welfare, economy, environment, transportation, public safety… in short, all the different parts that, together, make up a community. Together, with all our diverse needs and desires, we all make up communities. A sustainable community doesn’t mean utopia. It doesn’t mean that bad things never happen. There will […]

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Excerpts from a keynote address at Stanford University by David Gottfried, founder and first staff president of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading green building organization in the world. In this segment, Gottfried talks about how green principles are being linked to the bottom line. He discusses how sustainability is positively affecting the […]

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June 1, 2010 Green investment
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