What Does Green Mean to You?

Real-time dashboard displaying energy usage

The term green can mean something completely different depending on who you ask. Some will describe green as recycling or conservation, some will speak of the environment and others will talk about construction and building materials. Each company seems to carry a different standard in terms of being green. While changing all of your lighting … Continue reading

Lawsuit Claims LEED Program is False Advertising

The United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program has been taking a lot of fire in recent press. Henry Gifford, an energy efficiency expert, has decided to sue the USGBC stating that the LEED program is completely false advertising and that LEED buildings actually use more energy than … Continue reading

How to Avoid a Greenwashing Scandal

Real-time carbon monitoring

New sustainability indexes, green initiatives, and environmental guidelines are popping up everywhere. Some companies, such as Wal-Mart, require that all of their suppliers meet their sustainability index guidelines. Higher standards are beginning to be placed on what is labeled as green or environmentally friendly. Companies that previously presented themselves as being “green” are now being … Continue reading

Be Proactive with your LEED Certification

Net-grid dashboard showing renewable production and electricity from the grid

Standards are constantly changing to keep up with new information or discoveries. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is no exception. Previous guidelines set standards for construction which included reuse of recycled materials, using stormwater or greywater for landscaping, and even light pollution standards. All of these construction … Continue reading

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