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EnvironDesign Notebook

09/01/2009

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.

07/01/2009
Biomimicry can lead us to more innovative, sustainable interior spaces
06/01/2009

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.

05/01/2009

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

04/01/2009

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

03/01/2009

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

01/01/2009

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.

10/01/2008

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

By Keri Luly, LEED AP

09/01/2008

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

07/01/2008

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

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