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February 2013

Published on February 28, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Community

By popular demand (and given the data-heavy requirements of EBie submissions) the entry deadline is now Tuesday, March 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET. So there's still time to submit your project—and potentially walk the green carpet as an EBie Finalist on June 19 at the Hard Rock Café Theatre in NYC!

A few notes about...

Published on February 28, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Industry

The following is a guest post by Harvey M. Bernstein, Vice President of Industry Insights & Alliances, McGraw-Hill Construction and John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security

There is no doubt that sustainability initiatives and environmentally responsible products...

Published on February 28, 2013 Written by Heather Langford Posted in Advocacy and policy

Two years ago, USGBC had the crazy idea of bringing together both sides of the grid - utilities and technology solution providers AND owners and managers of LEED registered and certified buildings - with the end goal of increasing participation in Demand Response and Smart Grid programs.

And now there’s one more voice to add to the...

Published on February 27, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy
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I’m not an economist, but if I am trying to save money, I don’t stop depositing money into my savings account.

I’m not a CEO, but if I had a division of a business that was turning a profit with every dollar invested, I would probably look at ways to increase investment, not reduce it.

But the coming sequester will make arbitrary...

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