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Ding Dong! Avon CSR Report Touts Work on Deforestation, Green Building

Avon's CSR report, released earlier this week, touts a bevy of achievements and promises to address issues including deforestation, governance and philanthropy.

Greenwashing Labor Injustices in Dubai

Construction projects should not be considered Green or sustainable unless they have applied equal consideration to all resources used. In Dubai, the labor…
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Top 10 Green Building Products

This short list of green building products was selected from a pool of products nominated by our readers and the readers of Sustainable…
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Getting Hospitality to See Green

By Eric Flamer The US Green Building Council reports that as of March 3, 2011, 91 hotel properties have achieved LEED certification, with an…
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SunTracker: Leveraging GPS to Radically Optimize Daylighting

In recent years, much has been made of the energy savings and emissions reduction associated with switching to CFLs. What if every moment…
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Video Interview: Dave Chen, Equilibrium Capital Group

The assets essential for living are air, water and food.  How do we systematically invest in these, our most important assets?  In this…

Green IT – The Other Clean Tech

This post examines U.S. prospects for leading in green information technology, as a growing component of the broader clean tech market.
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Must-Read Energy Efficiency Reports for Your Summer Reading List

Two excellent building energy efficiency reports were released last month. The first is from the Environmental Defense Fund entitled Show Me the Money:…
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E Cube: The Perfect Marriage of DIY & Affordable Passive House Design?

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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits

By David Jaber Facility assessments (investigating a building’s energy, water, material usage and waste, similar to LEED O+M or other facility greening audits)…
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Green My Digs: 5 Most Eco-friendly Apartment Buildings in America

By: Tim Eyre The robust global environmentalism movement has impacted virtually all aspects of American life. And while green building practices have been…
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Earthships Provide Path to Future Self-Sustaining Homes

Rolling up to the Earthships world headquarters in Taos, New Mexico is like stumbling upon an alien planet – a striking, stark desert…
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HUD and EPA Launch Effort to Build Sustainable Communities

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced this week that their agencies launched a grant program that will help build…
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Net-Zero in Vermont: Putney School a Model for Sustainability

In the unassuming rural community of Putney, Vermont, students and faculty at the Putney School are proud of their new field house. Not…
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Embracing the Economic Case for Sustainable Design

By Ronald C. Weston, AIA, LEED AP The sustainable design and green building movement have made tremendous advances over the past decade to…