Since beginning in 2012, the Green Apple Day of Service (GADoS) has worked to unite communities in making schools safer, healthier and more sustainable.
Haskell’s Landscape Architecture team grows sustainability and promotes civic leadership at Green Apple Day of Service
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?
The Hidden Net Zero Energy Savings in Parking Garages
Parking garages. They may not always be the most glamorous job on a project, but how else could you optimize your site’s green space while having plenty of room to park?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...