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AIA 2030 Recognizes ZeroEnergy Design's Achievements in Portfolio-wide EUI Achievement

by Rate It Green Team

Congratulations to Rate It Green Member Zero Energy Design!  ZED was recently recognized by the American Association of Architects (AIA) for being one of only 27 US architectural firms where a 70% or greater Energy Use Intensity (EUI) … more...

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0 replies | 1709 views | Posted on: 10/18/2020 | Last updated: 02/09/2021

The World’s First LEED Zero Water Certification

Green Building,Green Building Awards,Net Zero Water,LEED Certification

by Suelen Ribeiro Architect/ LEED GA

The USGBC has on August 14th, 2019, certified the first LEED Zero Water to the Eurobusiness, a commercial office building located in Curitiba, Brazil. The building had already achieved the Platinum certification in 2016, the highest LEED ac… more...

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0 replies | 5396 views | Posted on: 01/12/2020 | Last updated: 02/08/2023

EnerScore - Aiming to Rate every US Home on Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency,Real Estate,EnerScore,Green Homes

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Congrats Brian and Kenn of Massachusetts-based Enerscore. Nice article in FastCompany! "Greater transparency in how much energy homes are wasting might provide a boost to the market. If we knew the energy efficiency of homes before w… more...

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0 replies | 1773 views | Posted on: 07/27/2015 | Last updated: 07/27/2015

Saint-Gobain to Expand Partnership with YouthBuild USA, Inc.

Green Building,Green Jobs,YouthBuild USA, Inc.,Saint-Gobain,Workforce Development

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Saint-Gobain has announced a three-year $600,000 grant to YouthBuild USA, Inc. to support the creation of a YouthBuild school in South Africa and an extension of the company's current support of YouthBuild USA’s Green Initiative Program, … more...

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0 replies | 1548 views | Posted on: 06/02/2015 | Last updated: 06/02/2015

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels


by Chelsea W. Student

French environmentalists cheered as France passed a law mandating all new buildings being built in commercial zones must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels. This law will stimulate the trend of "green roofs" that provide … more...

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3 replies | 2343 views | Posted on: 05/27/2015 | Last updated: 06/01/2015

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