Green Building

Accor's Novotel and Pullman hotels in Sydney, Australia (courtesy Wiki Commons)

Motel 6: Sustainability Means We’ll No Longer Leave the Light on For You

Accor, a leading hotel chain that owns a bevy of chains including Motel 6, is ramping up their corporate social responsibility efforts. Employee…

The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit…

Campus Energy Wars: Effective Marketing Campaigns to Change Behavior

Building occupant behavior is the holy grail of energy efficiency. Environmental psychologist Doug McKenzie-Mohr describes strategies for crafting behavior change marketing campaigns. Several…

Draft Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) Chapters Now Available

The first four chapters of the Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) were released to the Santa Fe, NM Board of County Commissioners (BCC)…

North Carolina Takes Reins For Green Future

The sustainability movement is making waves in North Carolina, at least that’s the impression one might have gotten from the budding enthusiasm at…
Avon Walk For Breast Cancer, Santa Barbara, CA

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?

Something impressive is developing on the green building front in Belgium. And it has nothing to do with LEED or some grandiose skyscraper.…
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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)…