Green Building

As of October 2014, more than 3.3 billion square feet of building space were LEED certified. This achievement was only possible because leading businesses came together to drive change with measurable results.

Signed, Sealed, Committed: Why We Signed the Ceres Climate Declaration

A signature seals a deal, backs a promise and commits you to action. Whether signing a receipt at a restaurant or closing on…
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Copenhagen Reveals World’s First Neighborhood Adapted for Climate Change

Copenhagen recently revealed what it says is the first neighborhood redesigned to adapt to climate change.
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So You Want to Be a Sustainable Business?

April Brown of Colorado State University provides three easy steps to start implementing sustainable initiatives into your business practices.
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Lighting It Up: Sporting Venues Transition to LED Technology

Sporting venues at the professional and college levels are transitioning to LED lighting solutions. Learn about the factors influencing the shift.
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Interview: Todd Taylor on Darden’s ‘Restaurants of the Future’

Darden has set out to utilize innovative technology in all corners of its restaurants, appropriately dubbed 'restaurants of the future.' I sat down…
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Method’s New Factory to Host World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Back in March, eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant, set to be built on Chicago’s South…
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Green Building Questions: What Makes Fiberglass Windows Energy Efficient?

In an effort to go green, many evangelists have been advocating fiberglass windows. But how energy efficient are they?
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7 Strategies for Achieving LEED Certification

Achieving LEED certification is a powerful tool for for companies undertaking Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting. Use these seven strategies if you…
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3p Weekend: 6 Ways Eco-Labels Can Help Us Stay Sustainable

Eco-labels may not sound like the most exciting topic at first. But when you look a bit more closely, it's easy to see…
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Study: LEED Certified Hotels Achieve ‘Superior Financial Performance’

Researchers from Cornell University's school of hotel administration recently took a look at the revenue that's gained by U.S. hotels with LEED certification,…
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CSR Report Review: Salesforce.com and Cloud Computing Sustainability

Salesforce.com recently released its most recent sustainability report, which covers the company's progress on operational efficiency and green building.
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Top 30 Cities for Green Real Estate

How do you measure the growth of green real estate? One way is by counting the total square footage dedicated to efficient design.…
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Alternative Building Method: Aerated Concrete

Autoclaved aerated concrete has some environmental benefits compared to typical cement, reducing energy use during manufacture and providing some durable features.
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Redwood: The Natural Solution to a Man-Made Problem

At the California Redwood Association, we’ve seen the market come full-circle in terms of understanding the natural solution vs. man-made solutions. More and…
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Arborwall Brings Energy Efficient Log Cabins to the Custom-Built Home Market

Based in northern Maine, Arborwall is demonstrating that log cabins can be both sustainable and energy efficient.