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LEED By Example: The Impact of LEED Certification

LEED By Example: The Impact of LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has become increasingly important and popular in recent years. Since its creation in 1998, LEED has grown to include over 12,000 projects in more than 30 countries. However, even basic LEED ce

Posted byon10.29.2012inGreen Building

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Morocco Aims for 12% Solar Power by 2020

Morocco Aims for 12% Solar Power by 2020

[caption id="attachment_1015" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Gemasolar CSP-plant in Spain – eight times smaller than the upcoming power plant near Ouarzazate.[/caption] North Africa is one of the sunniest regions in the world. No wonder why solar power, and especially concentrated solar power

Posted byon10.4.2012inEnergy

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Environmental causes for blackouts

Environmental causes for blackouts

When electrical systems or power grids become overloaded, blackouts can occur. A blackout, or power outage, poses a great inconvenience to those affected -- especially businesses. An electricity shortage not only leaves a business without power, it can also prevent a business from operating alto

Posted byon09.14.2012inEnergy

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Is fear of a bicycle accident keeping people in their cars?

Is fear of a bicycle accident keeping people in their cars?

Most of us are well aware of the health and economic benefits of bicycle commuting, but in most cities the car is still king. Even in cities such as Victoria, which have ample bike lanes and paths, the majority of people still drive almost everywhere. Is fear of a serious bike injury the motivat

Posted byon08.28.2012inTransportation

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