Tagged: sustainability

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New Report Reveals Venues Worldwide are Embracing LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The report showcases some of the most impressive green...

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APA Calls for Nominations for Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

The American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division (APA-SCD) announced the call for nominees for its Fourth Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability. APA-SCD continues to promote, lead and celebrate all efforts related to Sustainability Planning during this challenging time. The Awards for Excellence in Sustainability honor those projects, policies, plans, and people...

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U.S. Green Building Council LA Introduces BuildSMART

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Los Angeles introduced BuildSMART – the Sustainable Materials and Resources Trailer. BuildSMART provides education on sustainable building by demonstrating applied sustainable building techniques and illustrating their benefits. The trailer is a mobile learning resource that demonstrates a healthy, sustainable living and working environment and is able to reach homeowners,...

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Go Green at Your Next Trade Show

Whether you focus on countertops, flooring, walls or other surfaces, there is no question that trade shows are a big part of the industry and necessary to help drum up business and learn what’s new. Trade shows, however, are also notoriously big on waste. There may not be much you can do...

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Modular Construction: A Greener Life Cycle

The construction model of using prefabricated modules has been around since the 1950’s. Early modular construction, such as Habitat 67 (pictured above), were the pioneers of the green construction movement. Habitat 67 was designed by architect Moshe Safdie and built for the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal Canada. This stunning structure was built...

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Our Health Is at Stake

By Bill Callahan If Only We Had a Sense of Urgency, Great Opportunity and Benefit Could Prevail We now know that our numbers and our planet’s capacity to support human life are threatened, and it is because of us. We’ve reached this point by acting uncivilized, reckless, irresponsible and outright selfishly at...

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GreenSurfaceResource.com to Launch ‘Green Surfacing Insider’ Email Newsletter

GreenSurfacingResource.com is currently developing a newsletter for those interested in the industry. The newsletter is slated to be quarterly, with a fifth “Best of” special edition in it’s first year, will be called The Green Surfacing Insider. The frequency will then increase based on demand and reader support. “This is a major...