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(pronounced LIF SI-kehl eh-SES-mehnt) Also known as cradle-to-grave analysis, ecobalance, or life cycle analysis, the idea is to research, evaluate and quantify the full environmental impact associated with a product, service or structure. Only by considering and combining the

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(pronounced LIT HAHR-vehst-ing)

Biologists use this term to describe a method of deriving energy from proteins, bacteria, and molecules, but we want to address macro systems that we can see with the naked eye. Light harvesting is

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(pronounced LIT peh-LOO-shun)

If you have ever worked on a project seeking LEED certification or have studied for the LEED exam, then you will recognize this term from the Sustainable Sites section as one of the point

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(pronounced LIT shelvz)

When you first see this term, you may imagine thin, weightless ledges hanging on your walls to display your toy ray gun or

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(pronounced LIN-tehl)

When you think lintel, think horizontal. Why" Because it’s the crosspiece forming the upper member of a window or doorframe. It’s also the term used to describe the horizontal architectural member spanning –

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(pronounced lihst prIs)

Literally, the price that is listed in a manufacturer’s price book. When applied to the retail world, it’s the price at which manufacturers recommend retailers sell a good to the consumer. It’s

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(pronounced LIV-ing BILD-ing)

Living buildings would be those designed to derive all of their energy and water requirements from the surrounding sun, wind and rain. As they evolve, these ideal structures will require fewer

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(pronounced LIH-ving ruf)

See green roof.