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A Few Favorite Green Buildings...

A Few Favorite Green Buildings... | Sustainability | Scoop.it

Sustainable architecture is a term that represents a broad range of concepts, processes and ideologies, and can be interpreted and realized in countless ways.


Sustainability represents a design process that accounts for the environment on both the micro and macro scales, serves the needs of the program with as minimal an impact on the planet as possible, and positively contributes to the community, not only aesthetically, but in social, economic and cultural realms, as well.


So, to celebrate Earth Week, here are a few of our favorite green buildings...


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Going green is easier than you think - Times Leader

Going green is easier than you think - Times Leader | Sustainability | Scoop.it

Sustainable design — a practice of using recycled materials and creating spaces that use fewer resources than older buildings might — is part of the business model that governs DxDempsey Architecture, an architecture and design firm in Scranton. A home the firm designed in Jefferson Township, for example, was LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in January 2012.


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Top 10 Cities with the Greenest Homes

Top 10 Cities with the Greenest Homes | Sustainability | Scoop.it

San Francisco and Washington D.C. are two of the country's 10 cities with the greenest homes. The newly released analysis covered each city's overall carbon dioxide emissions and the number of homes for sale with green features or ratings. 


Sustainable features included solar panels, low-flow faucets, dual-pane windows, Energy Star-labeled appliances, LEED certification, and new construction by green builders.

Visit the article link for further information about each top-10 city’s green initiatives.


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Re/Max Atlantic - Pamela Stearns's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:16 AM

This real-estate service provides homeowners with quality homes through a service that adheres to providing excellent customer quality.

Gary Mitchell's comment, May 2, 2013 4:09 PM
More and more cities are starting to realize how important it is ti be eco friendly
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