Green Building

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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.
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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…
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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…
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Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Msheireb Properties is building a 35-hectare project in Doha, Qatar, that will infuse traditional Arabian architecture with modern green building techniques.
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Dubai: Great With Details, but Overall Design Needs CPR

When it comes to details, Dubai is a global leader and the quality of life and business climate both have tremendous benefits. But…
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Cleantech Accelerator Greenstart Launches Design Practice

many big changes [ in clean-tech] come in the second chapter we are now in, where software and IT will be critical; it's…
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The Ultimate Green Building Material: Dirt?

Dwell Earth has high aspirations for a humble building material: Dirt.
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Kaiser Permanente Greens its Supply Chain by Switching to Safer IV Equipment

Kaiser Permanente announced that it is converting its IV medical equipment to safer alternatives that do not contain PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) and DEHP…
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UPS Earns LEED Gold Status for Corporate Offices in Atlanta

Despite UPS headquarters being 20 years old, the company just announced that it has become the first in the package delivery and logistics…
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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)…