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LEED Certification and Green Building, by the Numbers

January 10th, 2014 | by Derek Markham

Green buildings create myriad benefits like reduced emissions and energy demand or happier and healthier employees, but those benefits can be hard to quantify, potentially creating skepticism about their bottom-line return on investment. And that’&hellip


Are the Proposed Revisions to LEED Forestry Standards Greenwash?

October 7th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

Yesterday, during the world's largest green building conference, ForestEthics and three other organizations ran an ad in the Toronto Star warning that new forestry standards proposed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) would drastically lower its standards, and would effectively greenwash clearcuts and other destructive practices which the USGBC and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) were ostensibly designed to rise above. But is that really so


Possibly the Easiest Way to Open Your Own Green Store

March 5th, 2009 | by Paul Smith

So you have an interest in sustainability, particularly when it comes to your home environment. You know enough that your friends seem to flock to you for advice. They say, "You should open your own store!" You think hmm, they might be on to something. But you've never opened up a store, and it's a tough economy these days for doing so. g Green Design Center may be just the ticket


Greenfox Schools: Greening the Obama Generation

January 28th, 2009 | by Reenita Malhotra

Green Businesses are hotter than ever and even in the worst of economies, Ecopreneurs are looking for ways to get get funded and bring their dreams to fruition. However when it comes to the business of K-12 education, it can be challenging to get the show on the road. It helps of course to have a solid business plan and passion to carry out your mission. Ecopreneurist recently had the opportunity to interview Kristen von Hoffmann, the president and founder of Greenfox Schools an environmental consulting company that partners provides schools with cutting edge environmental techology, products and progarms to help them go green. A member of K-12 Sector Team for the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, Kristen bases her company on the Greenfox5, a strategy she developed that defines the five main functional points of optimization for any building as Energy, Waste Disposal, Food, Products, and Greenspace. Passionate about her mission, read what she had to say



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