Sunday, April 24, 2011
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Pedestrian elements are often missing from our roadways. What should citizens do? This morning, Where the Sidewalk Starts, proposed the last steps for obtaining your very own crosswalk. The step-by-step manual guides citizens through the civic process – encouraging calm, polite action. Aside from establishing the who, what, where, and when, the manual assists with organization and provides guidance on how to avoid red tape, apply political pressure and lastly – how to enjoy your new crosswalk.
Posted by Jacquelyn Renée Schneider at 9:43 AM
Last week, the USGBC debuted the new LEED for Healthcare rating system at the CleanMed conference in Pheonix, Arizona. The new rating system focuses on the specific needs for 24 hour medical facilities, their equipment and most importantly - the patients. LEED for Healthcare makes the direct connection between public health and sustainability. “Research has shown that when we are treated and heal in a green healthcare facility – one that has a healthy indoor environmental quality and connects us to the outdoors – we heal faster, have shorter hospital stays and fewer return visits,” said Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, USGBC.
Posted by Jacquelyn Renée Schneider at 8:46 AM