The Shocking (Old) Truth About LEED

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The NY Times picked up on a trend that's been gaining momentum for a long time.  In "Some Buildings Not Living Up to Green Label," Mireya Navarro discusses the "gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform."  Navarro's not breaking any new ground here, especially for those ensconced in the green building world; however, like the ingredients of a hot dog, the general population needs to understand what LEED is made of. 

Would you be shocked to learn that a LEED building may or may not be energy or water efficient?  Don't be.

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August Monthly of Green Articles

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Another month is now gone, and it flew by fast.  We tried to balance out our coverage with a better approach to products and technology.  Vantage was kind enough to show us their energy management system, and Oxygenics let us test out their new luxury showerhead.  (I'm still testing it out, by the way).  If you have a green product that you'd like us try, let's get in contact.  Also, we're moving along with the job site, and from the stats, it seems like a lot of you are taking advantage of the new green job board.  Check the Twitter and Facebook, and let's share, like, and retweet.  Here's last month:

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Modern Green Studio NOLA Pieces

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If you're in the market for green, modern, designer-built furniture, make sure to check out Studio Nola.  You can see a few examples below.  These pieces are built with FSC certified woods, 90% recycled steel, zero-VOC powder coated paints, low-VOC sealers, and locally sourced materials.  Plus, if you need one or a few shipped, Studio Nola will send them out on a carrier using the EPA's SmartWay transport system. 

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