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Pictures from McCarthy Cook's Tenant Awareness Event for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance
Our Existing Buildings committee event with McCarthy Cook was very successful. We educated the building tenants on sustainable practices in the office and at home, promoting high efficiency buildings. We also raised their awareness about our volunteer work with the Chapter.
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Two rules of thumb you've might not have heard about: Embodied Impact of materials in building green homes
If you've been in the green building world for a while, you've probably wondered about the embodied environmental impact of all the materials and such that goes into our built environment. And, in my research about the topic, I've found some things that might be more helpful than the in-depth analyses that we're relegated to for our projects. Given the cost of doing said analyses, we usually don't do them.