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Is High Performance a Luxury or the Most Prudent Choice?

Let’s use financial risk management for a couple of different possible future scenarios. The additional costs to go beyond code requirements into the realm of high performance is often seen as something that is “nice to have” instead of a “necessity”. This has worked for us in the past because, in the past, we haven’t …

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LEED 2009 vs. LEEDv4: A Quick Comparison of the Transformation of Sustainable Sites to a New Category Called Location and Linkages

There are significant differences between LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovation in Canada. Today we are going to talk about the old Sustainable Sites Category that changes to Location to Linkages. There is a new LEEDv4 Credit that rewards projects that are located within the boundary of a LEED ND project. Good luck …

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Land a Project That Goes for Living Building Certification

What is a Living Building? The Living Building Challenge was started by the Cascadia Green Building Council and has become a separate certification in its own right, based on a system of Petals. Living Building Certified used to be nearly impossible to achieve, but the certification program has changed drastically very recently and now there …

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