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Can Houseplants Really Clean the World's Smoggiest City?

CEO uses greenery to filter the filthy New Delhi air that doctors said was killing him.
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On the roof of an office building in India's capital, the world's smoggiest city, Kamal Meattle has a unique tactic for cleaning the air: a greenhouse with 400 common plants, including mother-in-law's tongue.

Meattle, the CEO of Paharpur Business Centre, has 800 other plants spread throughout the building's lower six floors, greening each room and hallway. Their job: remove soot and other chemicals from the often charcoal-colored outdoor air.

The List: 6 Green Trends to Watch For in 2015

Take a peek into the not-so-far future.
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As a journalist, this time of year, my inbox is brimming with trend lists for next year. And from an environmental standpoint, I can tell you that 2015 promises to be a good one. Nearly every industry seems to be trending toward environmental responsibility, holding it as an area of focus for goals set in the coming year.

Take a look some of the trends we’ll see in 2015. From responsible seafood on the menu to greener cars on the roads, next year is exceedingly hopeful from a sustainability standpoint.

Are LEDs Bad For Your Health?

LEDside Chat
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December 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ -'In this series of “LEDside Chats” we will answer the question: Are LEDs bad for your health?

In looking at answers to this question it becomes evident that some LEDs are, and some are not. In order to understand why this is true, it’s important to look at eye physiology and how we can achieve, experience and maintain perfect vision.

To start, let’s take a quick look at how your eye works.

Green Builder Media Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Home of the Year Awards

Green Builder® Magazine honors sustainable building project award winners for 2014
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SEATTLE, Wash., December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, recently announced the winners of its 7th Annual Green Builder Home of the Year Awards. A total of nine projects were selected to represent this year’s best green projects chosen by judges in a completely online process.

Green Builder Media's Vantage: Economical Holidays, Paperless Billing Not So Green?, Sell "Easy Lifestyle"

December 11, 2014
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Climate Update: Are We Making Progress? There has been surprisingly scant news this week about the COP20 climate meetings that are taking place in Lima, but the fragments of intelligence passed along to me by colleagues in attendance indicate that hopes remain high that negotiators are making progress towards a global climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Masdar Siemens Headquarters Update — AECOM takes the LEED in the UAE

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Managing complexity, building better lives. 

With sustainability at the forefront of the project, AECOM helped to create the first building in the United Arab Emirates to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED V3.0) Core and Shell Platinum.

Green Builder Media® Encourages Consumers to “Green Their Homes for the Holidays”

Holiday sweepstakes showcases ways to make the holidays more environmentally friendly
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Seattle, WA., November 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, is celebrating the holidays with the Green Your Home for the Holidays sweepstakes.

Webinar: How to Plan & Design your EHS Software Implementation

EMIS Implementation Lessons Learned
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How many times do you say “If I only knew then what I know now”? We see it all the time: companies wanting to throw out their EMIS software. It’s not performing, it’s not working, promises undelivered and requirements unmet. The software often takes the blame when in fact it’s the implementation process that doomed the deployment.

Leveraging Environment, Health and Safety Management to Drive Business Value

Exclusive E-Book from LNS Research
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Are you struggling to drive tangible EHS performance and business value? Do you feel that disparate point solutions, disconnected business processes, and a lack of timely information are undermining your EHS programs? Do you want to integrate EHS across the entire value chain and drive improvements in operations, risk and compliance management?

The Latest Green News from Green Builder Media

November 20, 2014 Edition
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Setting the Right Priorities Over the course of our nation’s history, there have been many issues that have sparked political and emotional division in the way that we see our relationship with nature. Protection of the northern spotted owl is an example of one such issue.

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