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How healthy is your home? The idea of a healthy home seems so simple but what does it really mean? Let's talk about how to make healthy homes in Chicago, Illinois 60614 · http://healthyhomeschicago.com
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Healthy Homes: Landmark Construction focuses on reducing carbon footprint

Healthy Homes: Landmark Construction focuses on reducing carbon footprint | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Sesame Street’s Kermit the Frog once lamented “It’s not that easy being green.” But after contemplating green-ness a while, he concluded, “It’s wonderful. I think it’s what I want to be.”
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Thank you Landmark Builders! Leadership and future growth of the sustainably built environment. 

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Green Building to Accelerate, Survey Finds

Green Building to Accelerate, Survey Finds | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

Construction companies worldwide are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 percent of respondents to a survey by research firm McGraw-Hill Construction saying they expect more than 60 percent of their work to be green by 2015.

This is a significant increase from the 28 percent that said the same for their work in 2013 and the 13 percent in 2008, according to the company’s latest SmartMarket Report, World Green Building Trends.

This trend is not localized to one country or region; fom 2012 to 2015, the number of firms anticipating that more than 60 percent of their work will be green more than triples in South Africa; more than doubles in Germany, Norway and Brazil; and grows between 33 and 68 percent in the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, the report says...


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I think this will be the true global tipping point once big business sees there is so much money to be made in the green movement. It remains to be seen if that ends up being a good thing but the momentum is shifting and that is certainly good.

 

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British construction companies amongst keenest to invest in sustainable buildings

British construction companies amongst keenest to invest in sustainable buildings | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Green building practices are becoming the norm across the globe, with Singapore and the UK setting the best examples, according to a new poll.
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Is the US willing to shift our building practices towards a more healthy sustainable design path? We can do better than 65% but Britain is moving it forward. Let's get going here at home.

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'Active' House Blends Old and New Energy Efficiency Methods

'Active' House Blends Old and New Energy Efficiency Methods | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
"Active" construction blends energy efficiency, healthy indoor air, and designs that make the most of sun, shade, and breezes.
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What Makes Radiant Flooring Sustainable?

What Makes Radiant Flooring Sustainable? | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
What makes radiant flooring so green and such a smart home heating solution? Why has Warmboard heated flooring been green since inception? (What Makes Radiant #Flooring #Sustainable?
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I usually don't promote articles that are from manufacturer's unless I see some actual value or potential value in the product or services. This warmboard idea is something to tuck away for that next radiant flooring project requiring a LEED certified system.

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Master of Science in Sustainable Construction: 4 MS Programs for Green Building - Green-Buildings.com

Master of Science in Sustainable Construction: 4 MS Programs for Green Building - Green-Buildings.com | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Master of Science in Sustainable Construction: 4 MS Programs for Green BuildingGreen-Buildings.comRoger asks: I'm working a LEED HC/NC construction project in Taiwan for almost 2 years, and with 5 years in sustainable civil engineering experiences.
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A nice collection of programs available for those interested in advanced degrees in Green Building Sustainable Construction programs.

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