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What are LCAs?


by Amy

An LCA, or a Lifetime Cycle Assessment, is a multi-leveled process of calculating the lifetime environmental impact of a product or service. LCAs are a component of Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs. LCAs are about energy, or a pr… more...

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1 replies | 1317 views | Posted on: 02/02/2018 | Last updated: 01/25/2019

Green Building Accelerates Around the World, Poised for Strong Growth by 2021

by Yishan

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced November 13th at Greenbuild that Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report demonstrates the significant growth of green building arou… more...

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0 replies | 3176 views | Posted on: 11/15/2018 | Last updated: 01/09/2019

Presinar: LEED Supports Healthy Spaces, Nov 14, Boston MA

by Yishan

Missed Greenbuild Boston? Tune in for an exclusive look at the best sessions. In this session, subject matter experts discuss how LEED addresses human health and well-being. Course Objectives: Understand the WELL Building Standard Unde… more...

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0 replies | 61 views | Posted on: 11/04/2018 | Last updated: 11/04/2018

Open Source Office

by PatPrince317 Lifelong Learner and Green Energy Aficionado

I was reading Data Smart by John Foreman. I read about LibreOffice as an alternative to MS Office. I am glad I stumbled on it because I just had to shell out some money for a new laptop and was really interested in playing around with data … more...

0 replies | 132 views | Posted on: 09/18/2017 | Last updated: 09/18/2017

Social Enterprise Institute

by PatPrince317 Lifelong Learner and Green Energy Aficionado

Came across this website the other day. There is all sorts of information on starting a social enterprise, which basically means a business with a focus on sustainability and social justice but ran like a for profit business. Think somethin… more...

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1 replies | 3083 views | Posted on: 09/06/2017 | Last updated: 09/07/2017

USGBC-LA's new blog: Snapshots on Sustainability


by StacySinclair Technical writer

Please check out USGBC-LA's new blog: I have been talking to thought-leaders in the field of sustainability. This blog is a space where I'm sharing common ideas as well as unique perspectives from these conversa… more...

1 replies | 349 views | Posted on: 03/27/2017 | Last updated: 03/27/2017

National Healthy Housing Standard - National Center for Healthy Housing

by NSchepis Student at Bridgewater State

Did you know that regulations and industry practices affecting existing owner-occupied and rental housing have not kept up with knowledge about housing related disease and prevention of disease and injury through routine maintenance? These … more...

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0 replies | 347 views | Posted on: 10/13/2015 | Last updated: 10/13/2015

Insider Knowledge Report 2015

by Jason L. LEED AP O+M

Published by Environmental Leader, LLC This report includes lessons-learned, tactics, insights and case studies from experts working in the trenches of corporate environmental, sustainability and energy management. Most interesting, a ni… more...

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0 replies | 531 views | Posted on: 09/24/2015 | Last updated: 09/24/2015


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