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MIAMI, FL, February 04, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In an informative and compelling "Informed" segment with host Rob Lowe, a team of industry experts will delve into the phenomenon of "green" architecture across the U.S. The most important consideration of new homeowners and commercial developers is typically not the impact on the environment, but constructions costs. In the case of "green" architecture, it is a win-win game, since green architecture is energy efficient and reduces greenhouse gases. And, it saves money.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a third party verification organization, and leaders around the world have made LEED the go-to place for green buildings, with 1.85 million sq. ft. certified daily. LEED applies to all structures from homes to corporate headquarters, and buildings receive a rating based on the level of certification achieved: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Today, our country and our world are fighting a constant battle to produce more and more while minimizing the impact to the planet. Architect Norman Foster has embraced green architecture in his designs for over a decade. He gave a 2007 TedTalk on the subject and stated that "green isn't about fashion, but about survival." Referring to the celebratory flair of many green construction projects, Foster said that he had adopted the motto that green is cool. Indeed, the architect is now known for his energy efficient projects around the world.
( Sources: http://www.usgbc.org/leed, https://www.ted.com/talks/norman_foster_s_green_agenda )
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