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How Congress Can Improve Laws on Land Conservation

Source: The Hill/Robert Ramsay (September 18, 2020) Thankfully Congress has already taken action this year that will ensure more land is saved from development and available for recreational pursuits, but more remains to be done. Specifically, in July, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors Act with bipartisan support, fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This…

Former Millstone Golf Course Turned Conservation Land Hosts The Back 9 Ultra Race for Elite Runners

(September 18, 2020) –  Greenville, SC – Upstate Ultra, a race and trail event organizer in Greenville, SC hosted an ultra event on The Preserve at RiverWest which represents 200+ acres of conserved property just three miles from downtown Main Street on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The 6-12-24 Hour Race was held at the former Millstone…

Follow the Green Money as Coronavirus Spreads

Source: Politico.com (April 3, 2020) – What is sustainable finance? It’s where the money is, or was. Before the coronavirus crisis hit, there was a fast-building global wave of money flowing toward financing a more sustainable future: from green buildings to renewable energy, from more efficient factories to 479 green bonds in 2019 alone. Yet for…

Trends in Real Estate Development

Green Light: Environmentally Friendly Building Becoming The Norm

Source: Traverse City Business News (April 1, 2020) – When it comes to building, it’s now easy being green. According to the United States Green Building Council, roughly 40% of the single-family house market is made up of green homes and 84% of new residential construction projects incorporate “sustainable features.” The Traverse City Business News spoke to…

13 Proven Methods Businesses Can Leverage To ‘Go Green’

Source: Forbes (February 26, 2020) – With eco-consciousness on the rise, a growing number of businesses are adapting their practices to become more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. In addition to being good for the environment, this kind of eco-conscious approach can help attract new customers who are equally interested in being “green.”…

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…