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    • December

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      2011
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    Eco Friendly Furniture Options

    There are few things as satisfying as furnishing a new home, or choosing new furniture to update a home.  The items we choose to make a place feel like a home do so by creating a feeling, and by reflecting our own unique style. Home is sanctuary.  And the furniture options we have to choose from are almost limitless. However, furniture production is resource-intensive and can involve chemicals that are bad for your health.  Seeking out eco-friendly furniture can be a great way to make a difference without any sacrifice of comfort or style.

    • July

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      2011
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    North Carolina Adopts Code Council IgCC Rainwater Harvest Provisions

    North Carolina Adopts Code Council IgCC Rainwater Harvest Provisions RedOrbit North Carolina, for example, is amending their codes to include the ICC’s rainwater collection and distribution provisions. Captured rainwater can be used for many purposes and offsets millions of gallons of what would otherwise be runoff water use ..

    • June

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      2011
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    Florida Supports Green Building Code

    I was recently forwarded an interesting article written by Helen Mason regarding the International Green Construction Code. She did such a good job reviewing the state of green codes that I wanted to make it available for download (PDF) to my readers and ask her a few follow up questions.

    • May

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      2011
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    Are You Sure Your Building is Certified?

    If you ever question the value of green building certification, run a search for press releases touting LEED certification for new projects. I see hundreds of these releases every week. But if you are purchasing a LEED building or space, how can you ensure that it truly is LEED certified?

    Fidelity National Financial (FNF) created the LEED Project Certification Data Report(LEED Report) to address this issue. The LEED Report allows parties to “obtain data regarding a LEED project’s certification status” for $1500 per project.

    • May

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      2011
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    Greener Cities: How Cities Across the U.S. are Incentivizing Sustainable Development

    The behavioral shift towards sustainable development that we’re experiencing has changed the real estate landscape, however the marketing benefits, performance guarantees, and incentives that accompany green development don’t come without legal risks. If you want to learn about these risks and issues there’s no better forum than GBLU. Chris has been the ‘go-to’ source for all green building legal issues. When I learned that he was accepting guest post submissions I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of such a great community.

    • January

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      2011
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    2010 a Year of Mixed Progress on Energy Efficiency

    2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress.

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