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The Recession and LEED® – part 5

September 5, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Did you know that certain energy companies (ESCOs) will actually pay all or part of a building’s up-front sustainable green project costs?  Could there be a stronger endorsement for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and for the EPA’s Energy Star program?  A LEED® certification assures property owners of […]

Texans Oppose Reactor

August 15, 2009  /  Lifestyle

In late April, groups of petitioners including the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition, Public Citizen and the South Texas Association for Responsible Energy filed opposition to several proposed South Texas Nuclear (STP) reactors. The petition was filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Austin.Currently, there are six proposed nuclear reactors in Texas. Two […]

LEED® Revisions – Part 3

August 5, 2009  /  Lifestyle

LEED® v3 or LEED® Version 3 is intended to establish a more workable and standardized framework that can accommodate more building types and future market-specific requirements.  The larger goal is to encourage the use of the streamlined v3 system to address the prioritized fields.As the point credits now indicate, greenhouse-gas reduction is the top LEED® […]

LEED® Program has Texas Roots

June 19, 2009  /  Lifestyle

The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit enterprise dedicated to expanding green building practices throughout the country.  The council is responsible for the development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating program that has become the standard for green construction in Texas and around the globe.

Sustainable Driving

April 20, 2009  /  Lifestyle

At one time auto manufacturers had developed an electric car marketed largely in California. It was a popular success to those that purchased the expensive machines but because the margin of profit was so low car companies removed them, not only from their assembly line but from the consumers that had leased the cars in […]