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 work or school. These individuals are now engaging in […]

Posted byon07.18.2012inSociety

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 programs are not just valuable for those looking to become directly involved in the industry, but also […]

Posted byon07.13.2012inGreen Building

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 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. As the Green Building Council notes, […]

Posted byon06.27.2012inGreen Building

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 providing a net benefit to the surrounding area. Rather than using […]

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

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