Green Building

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Atlanta’s Power to Change Program Shows That Building Retrofits Mean Business

Atlanta's involvement in the Better Buildings Challenge and its partnership with the DOE gives the city's building owners the tools to reduce operating…
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PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable…
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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…
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Why Investing in Energy Efficient Buildings Make Fiscal Sense

United Technologies' Chief Sustainability Officer John Mandyck assesses the current state of affairs in global green building and lays out the economic returns…
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Commercial Scale Refrigerant Management Delivers Rochester a Cool Campus

With President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreeing, during their first-ever summit, to work together to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the…
The International Energy Agency estimates that one-third of emissions reductions must come from energy efficiency in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Energy Efficiency Can Make Billions While Fighting Climate Change

Energy efficiency could be a several hundred billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based…
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Brazil Hopes Massive Green Building Projects Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup

For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture…
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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…
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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.
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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…