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10 PRACTICAL (& clever) WAYS TO LIVE A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFE

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

The Clarus Christmas Gift Guide

The 3 Clarus gifts anyone will enjoy all year ‘round. The Clarus Notepad The perfect gift for the perfect price. The Clarus Notepad serves as the list-maker’s dream gift – perfect for the kitchen counter grocery list, the erasable to-do list, or the desk top reminders. The Notepad comes in either the traditional... Read

Reaching Out to Generation Z: Learning How They Learn

You can read about it in Forbes, and you can read about it on The Huffington Post. You can read about it on many of the top blogs covering higher education. You can even read about in in a study conducted by Barnes & Noble to help marketing execs understand their newest customers. Generation Z —... Read

How to Design Your Office for the Next 50 Years

Longevity at its finest. Designing for the ever-changing needs of each new generation can be overwhelming, but the office environment has an undeniable impact on employees’ productivity. As a result, building out space to foster new ideas and boost morale should be at the top of employers’ priority list. How do... Read