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August 2015

Published on August 27, 2015 Written by Anonymous Posted in Industry

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

How the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids matters to climate change.

Spoiler alert: We may be wrong about how the ancient...

Published on August 25, 2015 Written by Anonymous Posted in Industry

Thinking about disasters is a hard sell. But whether we think about them or not, we pay for them. According to the 2015 UNISDR Global Assessment Report, expected annual global losses are estimated to reach $314 billion in the built environment alone.  All indicators suggest that the frequency and intensity of disasters will increase,...

Published on August 21, 2015 Written by Tara Martinez Posted in Industry

This article was originally published on on Aug. 12, 2015. Read the original version.

In some small way, each of us knows the value of wood as a resource. In fact, we use it every day—it heats...

Published on August 19, 2015 Written by Elsbeth Quispel Posted in Industry

Ever since GRESB was started, performance indicator data from real estate portfolios has been part of its assessment. Due to the importance of this Aspect in the GRESB Survey and the impact it has on participants’ organizations in how they structure their data collection processes...

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