10 super rad LEED public projects

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28 Aug 2014
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Have you ever pulled into a train station and felt like you had really arrived somewhere else, because the station felt like part of this new town’s identity? Did you ever tour your local fire station as a kid, and if you were very lucky, slide down that shiny silver pole? Did you ever go to the local jail, and… well, actually that’s none of my business.

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10 super rad LEED public projects

Published on: 
28 Aug 2014
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Have you ever pulled into a train station and felt like you had really arrived somewhere else, because the station felt like part of this new town’s identity? Did you ever tour your local fire station as a kid, and if you were very lucky, slide down that shiny silver pole? Did you ever go to the local jail, and… well, actually that’s none of my business.

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10 reasons to use Eco-Efficiency Analysis as a decision-making tool to quantify the sustainability of products

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28 Aug 2014
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The aim of BASF’s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both ecologically and economically.

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10 reasons to use Eco-Efficiency Analysis as a decision-making tool to quantify the sustainability of products

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28 Aug 2014
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The aim of BASF’s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both ecologically and economically.

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Join USGBC’s VP of Research Chris Pyke at VERGE San Francisco

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27 Aug 2014
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As building investors, owners, and service providers are scrambling to create and use transparency, each one faces different drivers and obstacles. Transparency is often perceived to increase risk for owners and, in some cases, occupants. However, it lowers risks for investors and the public leading to a clear dynamic tension between stakeholders.

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USGBC and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

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WASHINGTON, DC - (August 27, 2014) - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program. This new initiative acknowledges USGBC’s success in leading the transformation of the built environment and sets up a pathway to take advantage of the materials science expertise of ACC and its members.

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Green building and LEED in Taiwan

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Throughout my global travels, I continue to stand in awe of the enthusiasm, passion and dedication of leaders working to accelerate the adoption of green buildings.

While in Taiwan, one fine example of such leadership really stood out.

I had the privilege of touring Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited’s (TSMC) LEED Platinum certified factory in Taichung. Their journey towards a sustainable built environment began in 2006.

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It’s not just cost savings: LEED certification boosts hotel revenue too

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22 Aug 2014
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This article was co-authored by Rohit Verma and Matthew Walsman of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research.

We’ve known for some time that LEED certification helps cut operating costs for all kinds of commercial buildings, including hotels. But we wanted to get a handle on whether LEED also could improve revenues for hotels. This is a big issue for the hotel industry, since the top line, which we measure as revenue per available room (RevPAR), is a major measure of a hotel’s success. 

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