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Introduction to Fitwel Tuesday, October 30, 8:30-10 am, Boston, MA

Green Building,Healthy Building,Rating Systems,Fitwel

by Aditya

Fitwel is a building rating system for commercial interiors and both multi-tenant and single-tenant existing buildings that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings. Fitwel addresses health as an interconnected s… more...

  Filed under: Green Living

0 replies | 442 views | Posted on: 10/22/2018 | Last updated: 10/24/2018

Eco Neighborhoods: Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Sustainability Toolkit

Milwaukee,Eco-Neighborhoods,Eco Toolkit

by Eileen Flynn Student

Milwaukee Wisconsin has brought teamwork to their sustainability campaign. Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office has developed an Eco-Neighborhoods Toolkit to help make the process of becoming a green city even easier. On the… more...

  Filed under: Green Living

0 replies | 635 views | Posted on: 07/28/2018 | Last updated: 07/30/2018

Companies and Cities Joining the Movement Away from Plastic Straws

Strawless Oceans,No to Plastic Straws

by Eileen Flynn Student

The first time I was exposed to the dangers of plastic waste negatively affecting my environment was when I was 14 years old. I watched a video of a turtle, rescued from our oceans, with a plastic straw stuck in his nose. “Say No to Plast… more...

  Filed under: Green Living

1 replies | 742 views | Posted on: 07/18/2018 | Last updated: 07/18/2018

Greenwashing: A Deceptive Marketing Strategy to Promote a Positive Environment Impact Perception

by YijunW

You might have heard of whitewashing, which is a metaphor for covering up crimes or scandals by a biased presentation of facts. But you probably have not heard of greenwashing or green sheen, a compound word modelled on whitewashing (The Ag… more...

  Filed under: Green Living

0 replies | 689 views | Posted on: 07/16/2018 | Last updated: 07/27/2018

New Survey: 84 Percent of Residents Say Living in a Green Home is Important (The Green Living Trend is Growing-- Catch up!)

by YijunW

Nowadays, community residents are getting more interested in green living. A 2018 study by AMLI Sustainable Living finds that 84% of residents believe the green building is important and 64% would pay more to live in a green community. I… more...

  Filed under: Green Living

0 replies | 840 views | Posted on: 05/11/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

You Can't Imagine How Easy to Save the World: Four Easy Ways to Go Green

by YijunW

2017 is the most expensive year ever for the U.S., stated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA writes on January 5, 2018, during 2017, U.S. experienced 16 weather and climate disasters, losing more than $1 bil… more...

  Filed under: Green Living

0 replies | 1222 views | Posted on: 04/29/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

How can users’ behavior improve green building efficiency?

Green Building,Energy Efficiency,User

by Suelen Ribeiro Architect/ LEED GA

Users’ behavior can achieve a considerable impact on a green building efficiency. For it to work, people need to understand why and how they can contribute to the building. Therefore, to teach, to instruct, and to motivate users to have g… more...

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0 replies | 1068 views | Posted on: 04/24/2018 | Last updated: 04/27/2018

Top Green Gifts for High Performing Homes - by Rate It Green Member Elemental Green

High Performance Homes,Sustainable Gifts

by Rate It Green Team

Are you looking for a gift for the sustainable people in your inner circle? Or, maybe even a gift for someone who you’d like to be more green? Our friends at Elemental Green have put together a fun and clever list of gifts that improv… more...

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0 replies | 1413 views | Posted on: 12/14/2017 | Last updated: 12/15/2017

Green Cleaning Products: Some Alternatives to Conventional Chemicals

by Matt Z. Student

Today’s household cleaners contain many known harmful chemicals. Low exposure to these chemicals in properly ventilated spaces should be relatively safe; however, most people use more than just one cleaner. Just in the bathroom, for examp… more...

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2 replies | 2123 views | Posted on: 07/09/2017 | Last updated: 09/06/2017

USGBC-LA's new blog post: Snapshots on Sustainability - Walkability is Inviting

by StacySinclair Technical writer

"I’m reading Philip Langdon’s new book, Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All and I’m thinking about neighborhoods. In the back of my mind is the song “Walking in LA” by Missing Persons." I hope you'll rea… more...

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0 replies | 725 views | Posted on: 05/11/2017 | Last updated: 05/11/2017

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