Morning Flowers on a clearing day

OPINION: The Upstate is a treasure worth protecting

Source: Greenville News (April 22, 2018) – Last spring, I invited Dr. Patrick McMillan, Hilliard Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson and Director of the SC Botanical Garden, to speak at one of Upstate Forever’s events. He urged us all to take a moment to be awed by our region’s natural wonders, and to appreciate…

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Clemson’s Patrick Square is a model of ULI sustainable living solutions

Source: Upstate Business Journal (May 9, 2019) – In the days of sprawling subdivisions with few amenities, traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) are a breath of fresh air. That’s where Clemson’s Patrick Square stands out — in a package that maximizes sustainability and green building concepts. The community has been around for nearly a decade, but its…

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Mauldin Homes are Fastest-Selling in SC, According to Study

Source: Greenville News (August 13, 2019) – Homes in Mauldin sell faster than anywhere else in South Carolina, according to new new data released by financial advice website SmartAsset.com. Mauldin homes average 37 days on the market. No other Upstate cities cracked the top 10, which ranked as follows, according to SmartAsset: Mauldin (37 days) Oak…

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5 Ways Architectural Design Is Going Green

Green Building Poised for Growth by 2021

Source: The NEWS (November 29, 2018) Overall, global green building activity continues to rise, with significant increases expected in 19 countries over the next three years, according to the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. Importantly,…

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“LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building will endure especially because it makes economic sense.”

-U.S. Green Building Council