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The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

 

For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks...

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Jul 17, 2017

How Much Water Does it Take to Make a Hamburger?

 

Here’s a question most consumers don’t ponder when diving into their favorite greasy cheeseburger: how much water did it take to make this?

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Mar 22, 2016

The Hidden Net Zero Energy Savings in Parking Garages

 

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Mar 22, 2016

Think Tank Summer Series: Revamp Your Water Reduction Plan

 

Do you remember those seemingly unsolvable word problems in grade school math? If not, here’s one to jog your memory.

If 71% of the globe is covered in water, 1% is accessible for human consumption and the global population is 7 billion in...

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Mar 21, 2016

Green Globes Offer Federal Project Owners a Sustainable Alternative

In late 2013, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) provided its recommendations for the federal government’s use of green building rating systems. For the first time, the GSA presented two sustainable certification options for...

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Mar 21, 2016

Will the Launch of LEED v4 Impact Your Upcoming Project?

 

It is officially here. LEED v4 was recently launched at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. US Green Building Council (USGBC) held a number of sessions during the conference to help familiarize...

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Mar 18, 2016

The U.S. Armed Forces Net Zero Vision

 

photo courtesy of the U.S. Army

 

In many organizations, Net Zero only represents an idealistic principle—one that sounds great in concept, but becomes too challenging to implement in the “real world.” The future arrived nearly five years ago...

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Mar 18, 2016

USGBC Works to Accommodate Manufacturing Sector

Manufacturers have been vocal in their dissatisfaction with the perceived bias of LEED standards toward commercial office buildings. Their major concern being the reduced palette of points available to owners of manufacturing facilities. The...

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