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Are LEDs Bad For Your Health?

LEDside Chat
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Newsletter

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

Multimedia with summary

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
Press Release

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
Article

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
Article

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.

Sustainability and Comfort — You Can Have Them Both

Press Release

When it comes to sustainability and comfort, it’s no longer an either/or dilemma. Low emissions and low carbon footprints don’t need to equate to poor comfort. With radiant hydronic systems, gone are the problems of comfortable main levels, hot second levels and freezing basements. And because hydronic systems use water — not air — to transport energy, they are significantly more energy-efficient.

Achieving the Right “Calorie Balance” in Cities: Health, Community, and Energy

Posted by Hidetomo Nagata
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Japan is now facing three major issues: the aging population, the decline of region’s economy, and the energy stability after the Tohoku earthquake. I worked on tackling these issues as part of a “smart city” project in Kashiwanoha, 15 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo. (See related comments made by Mr.

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