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New Tools for Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment

Globally, there’s an important shift in what it means for building materials and products to qualify as “green.” Green building certification schemes are integrating life cycle assessment (LCA) as a tool to quantify, communicate and manage environmental impacts from the scale of individual products to whole buildings.

SPECIAL SERIES: The Business Of Biking

Millennials: Why They Bike

Is the Age of the Automobile over? Driving and car ownership is declining, and younger generations, beginning most notably with Millennials, are embracing alternate transportation. Bikes are cool again and cities need to realize that bike lanes are crucial for attracting a younger workforce.

Walmart Opens First 100 Percent LED-Lit Store in Ohio

Shortly after launching a line of Great Value LED lightbulbs for less than $10 at all U.S. stores, Walmart announced last week that it will open its first 100 percent LED-lit store in South Euclid, Ohio.

20 Inspiring Quotes from SXSWeco 2013

SXSWeco 2013 had business leaders, nonprofit leaders and some people who were both. Benefit corporations, municipalities, the media, disruptors and even a celebrity or two. Here are 20 inspiring quotes.

O2E Technologies Helping Turn Waste into a Revenue Generator

Meet the first finalist of Sustainable Brands Innovation Open London, O2E Technologies. The UK-based startup is on its way to cleaning up the world’s overflowing landfills. O2E has developed a full waste-to-energy conversion system with which it turns various types of solid waste into new products, such as plastic into fuel or food waste into compost for use in vertical growing systems.

SXSWeco Interview: Emma Stewart, Autodesk on Smart Cities

We’ve long been impressed with Autodesk’s contribution to the smart or “green” building design movement so it was only logical that I ask Emma how that contribution spreads to the greater idea of smart cities.

Why International Paper Says It’s OK to Print Your Emails

International Paper’s James McDonald reminds us that countering deforestation isn’t print out their emails, that the true destruction of forests comes from other use, and above all, it is most important to practice responsible, sustainable forestry.

Startup Develops Eco-Friendly Material to Replace Wood and Plastic

Australian-based materials company Zeoform claims to have developed a new material made of cellulose fiber and water, which has the potential to replace plastic and wood in a variety of applications. The company says the 100 percent non-toxic material has the beauty of wood, the strength of fiberglass and the versatility of plastic.