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Green Schools

Green buildings have existed for thousands of years, although no one had called them that until recently. The Romans used what we know as passive solar techniques to keep their buildings cool from the hot Italian sun. Unfortunately, these simple … Continue reading

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GEF at Greenbuild 2011

Last week in Toronto, Victoria Waters and I attended Greenbuild, the largest green building conference in the world.  The annual conference and exposition, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council, brings together around 30,000 industry leaders and stakeholders in green … Continue reading

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What Americans Want – New Schools!

Schools in America need help. They’re in physical disrepair, use outdated technologies   that guzzle energy, and have interiors that exude harmful compounds into the same air children breath during the majority of each day. This September, the condition of schools in America … Continue reading

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