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It Doesn’t Cost to Build Green - the Green Building Council South Africa Study

by YijunW

Despite the rapid growing recognition and expansion of sustainable initiatives and green buildings, concerns regarding the upfront cost of green facilities continue due to the lack of quantifiable information. A 2016 report, published by… more...

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0 replies | 270 views | Posted on: 06/04/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

Energy and Sustainability Programs - Overcoming Challenges: Research by GreenBiz and Schneider Electric

by YijunW

The energy eco-structure and electrical system are on the edge of transformation. The ways in which we generate and provide energy are shifting gears, and a decentralized energy system is on the way. New technologies are enabling businesse… more...

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0 replies | 1549 views | Posted on: 06/03/2018 | Last updated: 06/28/2018

The Heat or Eat Dilemma: The Disparity in Gains of Energy Efficiency

by YijunW

For many residents in New Orleans, energy costs could take 20 percent of the money from their income (Michael Issac Stein). Andreanecia Morris, the executive director of a non-profit housing advocacy called HousingNOLA, said, “We’ve … more...

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0 replies | 1868 views | Posted on: 06/02/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

Harvard Study: Green Buildings Save $6.7 Billion in Combined Health and Climate Benefits

by YijunW

Buildings consume nearly 40% of primary energy production in the world. Green buildings significantly and substantially reduce energy consumption. However, the co-benefits to health through energy reductions in air pollution are not well-st… more...

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0 replies | 6965 views | Posted on: 05/28/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

40 Largest U.S. Cities Get a Health Rating - CityHealth's 2018 Report

by YijunW

CityHealth, which is an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, supports cities thrive through a set of policies that improve people’s day-to-day quality of life, well-being, and health. In 2017, CityHealth release… more...

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0 replies | 1254 views | Posted on: 05/28/2018 | Last updated: 06/06/2018

Environmental, Social and Governance Moves to the Mainstream from the Margins

by YijunW

Environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG) is often regarded by investors and management groups as non-financial and thus not the top priority. This suggests that there is no physical or material impact on the companies and the soc… more...

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0 replies | 5253 views | Posted on: 05/27/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

Greener Schools = Smarter Students

by YijunW

Environmental friendly schools are beneficial to learning, according to the World Green Building Council (WGBC). WGBC studied 100 schools to learn how environmental conditions affect learning results. The research found four important fa… more...

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0 replies | 5158 views | Posted on: 05/16/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

Harvard Study: We are Smarter in Green Buildings- Cognitive Scores Are 101 Percent Higher in Enhanced Green Building

by YijunW

Researchers from Harvard University's Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have investigated how green buildings positively affect health and cognitive function. The research simulated indoor environmental conditions in green and conv… more...

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0 replies | 4333 views | Posted on: 05/15/2018 | Last updated: 05/18/2018

What are the Most Important Green Building Features? Access to Natural light, Proximate Public Transportation, Indoor Air Quality...

by YijunW

Research has shown that the top green building office features are access to natural light, good indoor air quality, and proximate public transportation from the office and investor's perspective. Simmons, Robinson, and Lee (2014) ident… more...

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0 replies | 5843 views | Posted on: 05/13/2018 | Last updated: 01/24/2019

Rental Effect Study: Which Green Office Building Features Do Tenants Pay For?

by YijunW

A 2017 study shows that green features such as natural light, efficient HVAC, water conservation, public transit, an electric car charging station, an onsite fitness facility, and access to services with the presence of green labels signifi… more...

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0 replies | 7385 views | Posted on: 05/13/2018 | Last updated: 07/21/2018

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