Green Building

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Symantec Decreases Its Emissions by Four Percent from 2011

Symantec, the global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions, recently unveiled its 2012 corporate social responsibility report, which included achieving a…
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Interview: James Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

James Gowen is Verizon's Chief Sustainability Officer. Nick Aster had a chance to meet him at Fortune Brainstorm Green last week and talk…
From Green Buildings to Eco-districts to Eco-cities

From Green Buildings to Eco-Districts to Eco-Cities

The following is a guest post by our friends at Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program (a 3p sponsor) – for the business…
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Waste Heat Recovery: Getting Something Back

Waste heat recovery systems have emerged as an effective way for increasing energy efficiency at factories where refrigeration is crucial.
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Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.
Seattle City Model: prototype for the future of sustainable urban development

Seattle 3D Model: A Prototype for Sustainable Urban Development

No longer is 3D modeling a rare occurrence in the building design process. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a widely accepted practice growing…
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The Housing Market is on the Rise: Opportunities in Green Building

The economy is recovering, and vacancy rates are declining. That's great news for the green building industry. Here's why.
The U.S. government is reviewing which of the green building certification systems it should use to certify federal buildings.

Government Considers Dropping LEED’s Preferred Certification Status

A review of certification systems has some commentators worried that the federal government is about to weaken its green building requirements for construction…
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Green Building Deception: Home Insulation Marketer Fined $350,000

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission fined a home insulation marketer $350,000 for making unsubstantiated claims about the products' green credentials.
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World’s Greenest Building, Bullitt Center, Opens on Earth Day in Seattle

Nestled between downtown Seattle and the Capitol Hill district, the Bullitt Center will open on Earth Day, April 22. Builders of the six-story,…
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Naser Al Marzooqi: How Masdar City is Influencing the Building Supply Chain

In the couple of years during which I've gotten to know Masdar and Masdar City, I've been looking for signs that it has…
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BEEMTech Energy: The Smart Building Solution

Commercial buildings around the world are looking to reduce energy costs, but overhauling electricity systems can be expensive. That is why Israeli startup…
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5 Ways Building Information Modeling Can Help Plan and Track LEED Credits

Today, an increasing number of construction firms are relying on building information modeling (BIM) to plan their LEED credits before the construction phase.…
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Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012

A giant of modernist architecture, Oscar Niemeyer passed away last night in a Rio de Janeiro hospital just 10 days shy of his…
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Resilient Design: Why Buildings Should Be Designed for Change

The climate is changing. Buildings should be designed to be resilient to stark weather changes.