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Get Out and Give Back: Taking a Volunteer Vacation

Get Out and Give Back: Taking a Volunteer Vacation

Taking a vacation means breaking free of your daily grind. It doesn’t have to mean doing nothing, however. A growing group of conscientious individuals are selecting each year not to spend their vacations just lounging around, but instead doing something productive with their time away from wo

Posted byon07.18.2012inSociety

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Benefits of LEED certification to property owners

Benefits of LEED certification to property owners

A recent post on this blog detailed the LEED certification organization, an independent green building standards authority, which, through accreditation, creates career opportunities for those looking to be involved in green building construction. The LEED accreditation and certification program

Posted byon07.13.2012inGreen Building

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LEED Certification Improves Buildings, Public Health and Careers

LEED Certification Improves Buildings, Public Health and Careers

Careers in the green building industry continue to expand. From architecture to manufacturing, being familiar with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program is essential for success in a world increasingly aware of natural resource shortages and human health issues. LEED stands for Lea

Posted byon06.27.2012inGreen Building

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Conference to explore Living Buildings in Victoria

Conference to explore Living Buildings in Victoria

The Living Building Challenge, created in 2006 by Cascadia Green Building Council founder Jason F. Mclennan, is the first building standard designed to go beyond simple reduction of environmental impact and take a restorative approach with the intent of creating zero impact and actively providin

Posted byon05.23.2012in@ Green Geek, Green Building, Society

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