Field Guide to Commercial Green Buildings
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Field Guide to Commercial Green Buildings
With green building on the hearts and minds of many American businesses and business people, the market for green commercial real estate still finds a place, despite the current economic recession. Read on for the facts and resources of green real estate. (K. Stockert, Information & Web Content Specialist)
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For many, conservation is key in home building

For many, conservation is key in home building | Field Guide to Commercial Green Buildings | Scoop.it
The concept of green building is not new. Thousands of years ago, the Anasazi Indian tribe of the Southwest built whole villages where homes received solar heat in the winter to cut down on wood usage.
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Fact:

- US Green Building Council estimates that by the year 2015 40-48% of new nonresidential construction will be green.

 

- Green building market represents 13.4% of the U.S. GDP.

 

US Green Building Council, "Green Building Facts."

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Green Business: Reducing Carbon Footprint Cuts Costs and Provides Opportunities

Montana Business Quarterly, Summer 2011 Q

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‘Green’ Buildings Don’t Have to Be New

‘Green’ Buildings Don’t Have to Be New | Field Guide to Commercial Green Buildings | Scoop.it

New York Times, Jan. 27, 2008

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U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

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U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) - The U.S. Green Building Council is a membership-based nonprofit organization committed to transforming the built environmental toward environmental, economic and social sustainability.
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Fact:

- 65% of NAR commercial members maintain a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) license

 

NAR 2011 Commercial Member Profile

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Green Building Through Integrated Design

eBook from the NAR Library

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