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1st Sustainable Detroit Forum Moves the Issues Forward

Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 12:01 / by Doug Elbinger, Energy Systems Analyst posted in Triple Bottom Line, Net Zero Building, USGBC, Sustainability, High Performance Buildings


Event Introduced Innovative Ideas and Communities, Generated Ideas to Keep Sustainability Movement Going

On October 25, 2017 the USGBC Detroit Region presented an event designed to connect and cross-fertilize the sustainability communities of Detroit. The event was hosted at the McGregor Memorial on the Wayne State University campus. The NCG team was there as a sponsor and participated in many of the activities that day.

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The Dean of Green answers Green Building Questions

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 @ 01:55 / by Jim Newman posted in Triple Bottom Line, Green, Green Building, Sustainability


Do you know why "Going Green" matters, or why the "Triple Bottom Line" is called that, or how to get the most value out of building materials? Jim Newman answers some popular Green Building and Sustainability Industry questions in this video. 

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What Building Owners Should Know about ASHRAE’s bEQ (Building Energy Quotient) Label

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:54 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Commercial Building, bEQ, Triple Bottom Line, Building Energy Quotient, ASHRAE, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, Recommissioning, Retro-commissioning


Energy costs are driving change in commercial real estate transactions. What should you do about it?

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Reflections on Independence Day and What Energy Independence Can Mean

Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 01:40 / by Jim Newman posted in Codes & Standards, Triple Bottom Line, Retrofit, Energy Independence, GBI, ASHRAE, USGBC, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit


Two Things are Missing from the Energy Independence Discussion

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LEED® Accreditation - Why it is important to your success!

Fri, May 27, 2011 @ 12:18 / by Janet Snyder posted in Triple Bottom Line, GreenBuild, Green Design, LEED AP, Green Building, LEED, LEED Cerified Buildings, LEED Certification, Sustainability

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In 2003, I attended my first GreenBuild Convention, held in the new convention center in Pittsburgh, a very Green Building. At that convention there were approximately 4,000 attendees and less than 100 exhibitors. At the 2010 convention, only 7 years later - and in those distressed economic times - there were more than 28,000 attendees and almost a thousand exhibitors.

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