The Accelerated Threat of Climate Change

Climate Change Threat

Earlier this week, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the destructive effects of climate change are upon us, and far earlier than initially thought. In fact, projections target the year 2030 — a mere 12 years from now — as the date when the planet’s temperature will increase by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above those associated with the pre-industrial era. Continue reading “The Accelerated Threat of Climate Change”

Green Construction is Better for the Budget in the Long Run

Green Building

It’s no secret that green building and construction can save money in a variety of ways. According to Greening America’s Schools, green schools use 33% less energy overall and 32% less water than traditionally built schools. This can significantly decrease the cost of utilities during the normal lifespan of a school. Imagine this kind of savings in your home or your office building. Continue reading “Green Construction is Better for the Budget in the Long Run”