Green Notes


LEED credits contribute to the expanding practice of installing carbon dioxide sensors in occupied spaces.


Community efforts are making headway to improve sustainability on local levels, but what needs to be done to solve our global challenges?


The statistics may surprise you but awareness is the first step toward finding solutions; and we all have a role in conserving that most precious of natural resources: water.


Biomimicry can lead us to more innovative, sustainable interior spaces

Ecological footprints—an eye-opening, attention-grabbing measuring stick of our lifestyle impacts on the planet—tell us how many planets we need to survive.


BIFMA’s new sustainability standard should bring much-needed consistency and transparency to manufacturing processes that claim to be environmentally friendly.


As testing requirements have become more sophisticated, bringing IAQ into the LCA equation needs to be high on the agenda for future LEED enhancements.


Now more than ever, businesses need to look at the societal, financial and image benefits of building greener facilities.


Historically, the greening of cities has primarily focused on buildings. It's time to expand this effort into the areas surroundings those buildings—and to take a closer look at the true meaning of green.


A closer look at the credits that impact CI certification, the rating system where furnishings count most.

By Keri Luly, LEED AP


Many scenarios in our lives have triple bottom line dimensions—we just aren't accustomed to looking at all three: Equity, Economy, and Environment.

By Keri Luly, LEED AP


Socially and environmentally aware investment programs have grown considerably over the years and have a greater impact than one might realize.

By Keri Luly, LEED AP


The words, "shopping responsibly" take on a whole new meaning when the environment comes into play.

By Keri Luly, LEED AP


Making improvements in production is vital but we can't forget about the post-consumption phase.

By Keri Luly, LEED AP


Assessing the sustainability of products and materials is trending toward a quantitative approach.

By Carol Derby


Clarifying and demystifying product emissions testing.

By Keri Luly, LEED AP


Continuing the discussion about how chemicals impact our health and what we can do about it.

By Keri Luly, LEED AP


A clarification of the terminology surrounding synthetic and organic chemicals and a closer look at how they affect the built environment.


By Scot Case

Greenwashing is still prevalent and savvy purchasers should know how to spot environmental claims that are meaningless. 

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