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Diverting construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators is a top priority for green-minded designers. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the residential and commercial building industry generates over 136 million tons of waste annually. The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system calls for the diversion […]

Since the turn of the millennium, the construction and design industries have concentrated more and more on creating sustainable built environments. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has highlighted the benefits of building green with its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, which was unveiled in March of 2000 and has […]

Today, the American workforce spends more time indoors than at any other point in our collective history. We work long hours, often seated in front of computer monitors that are tucked away from the out-of-doors or anything that could be considered natural. It comes as no surprise that humans inherently crave a connection with the […]