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Transparency: A Pet Lover’s Dream

The PARC is starting a revolution with the first-ever entirely glass veterinary clinic, providing unprecedented transparency for pets and parents alike. The PARC's design features many psychology-focused design elements, intended to specifically decrease anxiety, create a warm space for pets and their parents, and bring the brand to life with color. The... Read

LEED? DECLARE? ONE’S A SCHEME AND ONE’S A CERTIFICATION…

The how-to’s of green building + infographics for the visual learner in all of us. In the last part of this blog series, we talked about different schemes – like LEED, BREEAM, and Living Building Challenge. Today, we’ll uncover which certifications fall under which schemes and provide you with an infographic... Read

THE SIMPLE DEFINITIONS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND GREEN BUILDING

A top-down view of the sustainability industry from an amateur just like you. The Green Building Dictionary is the final piece of this series on the Green Building industry, giving a snapshot of the industry’s hierarchy. Green Building Dictionary This dictionary serves as a broad overview of the hierarchy and relationships within the... Read

10 PRACTICAL (and clever) WAYS TO LIVE A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTY

The earth will thank you… & so will your bank account. Reuse your produce bags. When you’re at the grocery store, they provide you with plastic bags to tie up each of your vegetables in separate packaging. It just so happens that it takes one of those bags almost 1,000 years... Read

LEED? BREEAM? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Lots of schemes, one green building industry – the practical breakdown of which schemes are which Schemes are the first part of this series, explaining what they are and why they matter. To fully understand the in-depth study of the green building industry, be sure to read the Introduction to the... Read

DITCH THE INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD… enjoy the View

Over the last decade, thousands of schools across the United States paid billions of dollars to install interactive whiteboards in their classrooms. But today, very few teachers actually use the interactive white boards in their classrooms, leaving this obsolete technology as overpriced wall art – or at best, an overpriced... Read

THE MODERN-DAY PRESENTATION: Turn Off Your Slideshow & Pick

PowerPoints are the foundation of modern day presentations. From sales to education, healthcare to corporate giants, the slideshow has taken first place as the presentation of choice – but what if these text-heavy, visually stagnant presentations aren't as popular as they seem? While projected, electronic presentations bring a level of sophistication... Read

WHO DECIDED SUSTAINABLITY WAS IMPORTANT?

The SparkNotes version of how Green Building came about and who’s calling the shots. Over the last year, Clarus has certified its glassboards to contribute to three different credits — Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) credit, low emitting materials credit earned with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and a material ingredients credit earned... Read

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY? …and who cares?

A realistic look at the green building industry & the audiences who are listening more than you think. Sustainability. That’s a big word. Lots of syllables. But what does it mean? Are we talking about getting local neighborhoods to recycle? Or teaching consumers to use aluminum-free deodorant? Biodegradable sheetrock? Buy from responsible manufacturers?... Read

Sample World and Clarus Custom Samples

Behind the scenes at Clarus HQ There are bound to be unsung heroes within Clarus from time to time – it’s just part of being the largest glassboard manufacturer in the world. Though "Sample World" may be viewed by some as a small department at Clarus, their work has an enormous... Read