LEED: The way to a Sustainable Future with Sustainable Building Design [Infographic]

For many businesses, going green is a matter of changing the way they work. By reducing waste in their operations or using sustainable materials in their production, these businesses lessen their impact on the environment. However, these are not the only means through which companies can become more eco-friendly. In fact, many businesses can shrink the size of their ecological footprints through the places in which they work.

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program provides builders and property owners with standards for energy efficiency and sustainability. Achieving LEED certification means a building exemplifies many of the principles behind sustainable building design. LEED-certified buildings are more environmentally friendly, which therefore helps the businesses inside of them reduce their overall impact on the planet. Even if they don’t employ other methods, sustainable building design helps businesses become greener.

Businesses in the green industry — or any that simply want to become more sustainable — need to understand LEED and what it means for their properties. There is a strict process through which buildings can become LEED-certified. Additionally, there are specific standards those properties must meet before they can be certified through the LEED program. Property owners and businesses also need to understand the different levels of LEED certification and what they mean.

The accompanying guide breaks down what LEED certification entails, and can serve as a helpful resource for any business working to go green.

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The Advantages of Sustainable Manufacturing

A large and growing number of manufacturers are realizing substantial financial and environmental benefits from sustainable business practices. Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize adverse environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.

Sustainable manufacturing also enhances employee, community and product safety. Here are 5 reasons why companies are pursuing sustainability:

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Tax tips for energy savers

Go green and get money back!

When you’re looking from the outside in, going green can seem quite complicated, but in the long run its definitely worth it! It’s now possible to receive money from going green and making the correct energy saving/eco-friendly changes. In this we’ll be looking at the methods which save you money and get you money back!

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Eco-Friendly Tips that can Save your Business Money [Checklist]

With the amount of products and services to choose from nowadays, the importance of differentiating from your competitors has never been more important. Going green is a great way to stand out and a great way to help your bottom line. Becoming environmentally conscious is actually a lot easier than you might think. Something as simple as replacing your old lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs is an easy and effective way to help the environment and your spending costs. Below is an infographic that includes a checklist of some tips to help save both money and the environment.

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Green Documentaries: Circular Economy

Reblogged from MyTree.TV

Businesses around the globe produce nearly as much waste as they do product — almost 110 million tons annually in the US alone. Washington State spent more than 500 million dollars on waste disposal, recycling, and composting in 2009. But what is the real cost to business and the community?

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