Green Building

Landsec Leads the Way with Science-Based Targets

The UK’s largest commercial property company creates energy efficiency programmes using the best available science. Tom Idle reports.

Walmart Boasts About ‘Natural Light’ at New HQ, But Overlooks Better Transport Options

When it comes to its new headquarters, Walmart's announcement of a new "Home Office" is following the lead of other companies such as…

A Climate Change Solution All Around Us: Net Zero Carbon Buildings

The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as an historic moment in the fight against climate change. A…

3 Green Building Trends Inspired by the World’s Most Sustainable Cities

The world’s most sustainable cities are redefining the building sector’s environmental impact. These cities are comprised of innovative buildings that incorporate the newest…

Pittsburgh: Leading Green Building Hub?

How did Pittsburgh, known more for its sports teams and steel than innovative and energy efficient buildings, become an area that shines as…

Salesforce Takes Another Step Toward 100 Percent Renewables

Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in…

Could Coal Find a New Life as a Green Building Material?

3p recently spoke with a professor whose research indicates coal could replace wood in plastic composite decking.

United Arab Emirates Pushes Private Sector to Embrace Corporate Responsibility

UAE’s Ministry of Economy recently held an event in Dubai to launch a “Corporate Social Responsibility Index” in order to boost such initiatives…

Diplomatic Backlash Against Qatar Imperils Workers, Sustainable Development

The diplomatic isolation of Qatar has raised all kinds of questions about the World Cup and oil prices. But no one has asked…

Trump’s Paris Agreement Exit Cedes Climate Leadership to Private Sector and Local Gov’t

The Trump administration is reportedly ready to back away from the Paris Agreement. Is this a big step backwards for global climate change…

Apple’s New Lavish HQ Is Missing A Few Things

Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things:…

Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Make Waves for Aesthetics and Affordability

Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are ready for market -- and promises quite a payoff over the life of these next-gen solar…

How Companies Can Support Sustainable Development

How can companies make serious changes to tackle their own environmental footprints? And how can they look beyond their own four walls to…

Portland Metro Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2050

This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by…

Creative Ways to Make Solar Pay Back for Commercial Buildings

Local permitting challenges and utility demand rates can lower the rate of return on a commercial solar project. But solutions abound!