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Using Green Walls to Grow Your Brand

August 29, 2013

A company’s brand is the visible expression of who they are. Brands need to be strong, unique and engineered to correctly portray the organization and its values, services and heart. Growing your brand by adding a living green wall to your company’s headquarters promotes the ideas of sustainability and humanity. The addition of a living […]
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LEED v4 Changes for New Construction

July 25, 2013

The U.S. Green Building Council is always trying to improve their LEED Green Building Program; to this end, they have come up with their latest version of the new construction criteria for LEED certification. The newest update of NC LEED v4 is set to be launched at the USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Philadelphia […]
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Combating the Urban Heat Island Effect with Green Roofs

July 2, 2013

In large urban areas, the temperature is slightly higher than it is in less populated areas. This odd occurrence is known as the urban heat island effect. The lack of open areas and vegetation, combined with the prevalence of concrete and other construction materials lead to a situation where the exposed surfaces are heated by […]
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Revolutionaries Convene in Philly this Year for Greenbuild Nation 2013

June 27, 2013

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held this year from November 20-22 in Philadelphia. This year’s expo is titled: Greenbuild Nation 2013. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in green buildings to join us at the world’s largest conference and expo on this topic. Last year SIG sent several team members […]
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Living Green Walls Add a Delightful Touch of Nature

June 13, 2013

Architects and designers create projects that utilize the benefits of living green walls. Today’s architectural world is seeing a rise in the use of green roofs on many different types of buildings. The benefits are numerous and include: water diversion, storm water management, combating the urban heat island effect, improved air quality, energy efficiency, fire […]
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