Green Building

lab tests new parking lot surfaces to reduce heat island effect

What Color is Your Parking Lot: New Research Combats Heat Island Effect

Uncovered parking lots account for a large part of the surface area in typical cities, making them a major contributor to increased urban…
The first FSC certified bats debut at
2012 Green Sports Alliance Summit

How the Sports Industry Is Greening Stadiums and Taking Names

Last week, the second annual Green Sports Alliance Summit wrapped up in Seattle. Here's what they decided between bouts of pick-up basketball.
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Ray Anderson, One Year Later: A Supplier’s Perspective

A year ago this week, Ray Anderson, founder of InterfaceFLOR and a leading sustainable business pioneers of this generation, passed away. We interviewed…
San Francisco PUC building exterior

The Public Sector Pioneers the Case for Green Building

The public sector is making the case for green building materials and processes, including integrated design, broad stakeholder collaboration, and long-term thinking. Sustainable…

LEED Certification for Commercial Buildings: What It Means And How To Get It

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is informally referred to as LEED. A program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council,…
DIRTT's Phoenix Factory

Dirtt Environmental Solutions: Doing it Right This Time

DIRTT allows building owners to easily reconfigure interiors from one tenant to the next, offering an 80 to 85 percent reuse of materials…

10 Marketing Tips to Address Green Building’s New Expectations

In recent years, green building projects and resulting LEED certified buildings have grown in number. Now that so many firms have this once-unique…

Vampire Electronics: Fighting Back

Image from By Jeff Schwartz Everyday we’re surrounded by vampires, electricity vampires that is. While we may not think about it there…

How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…

Energy Transparency Key to Greening Buildings

Why isn’t technology solving our energy problems? As venture capitalist Elton Sherwin discovered, you have to get people to buy the technology first.

Kohl’s in the LEED with Energy Efficiency and a More Sustainable Supply Chain

This week Kohl’s issued its first annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which discusses the company's energy efficiency and green building efforts.
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Community and Recycling Among Highlights of Lowe’s 2011 CSR Report

From environmental conservation, supplier diversity to community development, Lowe's 2011 CSR report is full of highlights.

Johnson Controls Touts Environmental Leadership, Green Design in 2011

Johnson Controls, a $40 billion company with 162,000 employees across the globe, builds on its CSR track record with the release of its…

One Woman’s Quest to Recycle Homes, Build Green House People, and Provide Jobs to at-Risk

A former ad-exec in North Carolina, Nancy Welsh wants to stop the tear-down epidemic and use the resource of America's boarded up homes…

Trendwatch 2012: LEEDing the Recovery?

Maybe it’s time to start thinking differently about green and smart buildings. Expand the skyline, so to speak. A better approach — and…