From the monthly archives: November 2011

What LEED is …

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LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED promotes sustainable building and development [...]

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The telephone booth-size shower is going the way of the telephone booth. And why not? With so many great shower features out there, people want big, beautiful showers where they can soak in comfort and style. Of course, once they pour creative thinking — and dollars — into a dream shower, they want it [...]

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A special congressional committee charged with finding a way to trim the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade, has conceded that it cannot agree on a plan to reach that goal.

That acknowledgment will trigger $1.2 trillion in mandatory across-the-board cuts starting in January 2013, half from defense and half [...]

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