Green buildings boost health, productivity and value for investors

July 27, 2018 by  
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Plus, savvy companies can use them as a recruitment tool.

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Show me the money: The business opportunity for grid-interactive buildings

July 19, 2018 by  
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Green building just got greener.

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Why Sysco chose a new recipe for its first off-site clean energy deal

July 19, 2018 by  
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Its contract with NRG Energy reconsiders the ingredients for a power purchase agreement.

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Historic Danish cottage with lush seaweed roof hits the market for $414,000

July 3, 2018 by  
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Back in the Middle Ages, the Danish island of Læsø found itself with sparse building materials, leading the industrious population to start building with whatever natural materials they could find. Among these materials? Eelgrass, which they used to create extremely durable roofs that have lasted centuries. Today, the island is home to 19 original seaweed homes and one of them has just been put up for sale – a six-room cottage recently renovated with a whopping 35 tons of locally harvested eelgrass. By the late 18th century, the island had 250 remaining homes with eelgrass roofs, which are credited for the long-lasting nature of the buildings. The roofs were typically layered on in thick piles, often reaching three feet of thickness. The technique created an impressively durable insulative envelope for the homes that has helped the buildings withstand the test of time. Related: Seaweed-Clad House in Denmark Combines Natural Materials With 21st Century Building Techniques For those doubting the logic of building with sea greenery, the natural resource is incredibly sustainable, as well as non-toxic and fireproof. It can be harvested by hand and cured by the sun and wind. And, as the Danish cottages have proven, its insulative properties are as durable as any contemporary insulation . The cottage, which is currently listed for $414,000 , is a six-room home with an area of 1,076 square feet. Dating back to the 18th century, the home has been painstakingly restored to enhance its historic character. The original seaweed roof was replaced with 35 tons of seaweed locally harvested at the island’s “seaweed bank,” an initiative begun by the island for the sole purpose of restoring the remaining historic homes. The extended farmhouse has six rooms tucked into the cottage’s traditional framework. The kitchen and living spaces receive an abundance of natural light . Rustic touches such as colorful farmhouse doors and exposed ceiling beams add an old-world charm to the interior. The cottage is located on large lot of land filled with ancient apple trees, and is just minutes away from a beautiful beach. + Adam Schnack Via Treehugger Photography by Per Nielsen via Adam Schnack  

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Here’s how to move LEED forward on climate change

May 25, 2018 by  
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The green building rating system must go further.

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5 challenges and opportunities in using green financing for cities

May 25, 2018 by  
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Environmental impact investing to improve cities: pay for results, not process.

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What’s in store for the future of energy markets, day to day?

May 25, 2018 by  
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New research examining variable scenarios can provide a foundation for renewable decisions.

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LEED must be updated to address climate change

May 24, 2018 by  
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If the green building ratings system doesn’t mandate deep CO2 reductions, it will fail its most important test of leadership.

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Green and healthy buildings are an integral part of green cities

May 21, 2018 by  
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Here’s how city planners, architects and building operators can make a difference.

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Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line

May 18, 2018 by  
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The net-zero energy (NZE) opportunity for all.

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