Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

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Clif Bar Celebrates Its 20th Birthday With LEED Platinum Headquarters

Clif Bar, the granddaddy of the modern day energy bar, has been sustainably celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The company’s latest accomplishment…

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.

Beyond Lighting Retrofits: Grainger Helps Companies and Institutions Embrace Sustainability

Grainger has actively worked to increase the efficiency and sustainability of its own operations by investing in LEED certified facilities, building out sustainable…

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.

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…

The Ultimate Green Building Material: Dirt?

Dwell Earth has high aspirations for a humble building material: Dirt.

Maine’s Governor Helps SFI Win an Important Battle Over FSC

I have to admit that I got it wrong. Last September, I wrote here about the battle between the competing forest products certification…

The Latest Wave of LEED Buildings: Homeless Shelters

A friend in Charleston, SC recently sent me a link to a story about a LEED certified homeless shelter being built there. It…
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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.
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World Petroleum Congress in Qatar This Week Will Be Carbon Neutral

This week in Doha, Qatar, over 12,000 attendees will gather for the triennial World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which promises to be carbon neutral.

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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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…

Forget About a Dream House. Think About a Dream Neighborhood

Alex Steffen gave a smashing opening keynote to the inaugural SXSWeco conference in Austin today, sharing a host of predictions on how sustainability might…
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RoofPoint: A Tool for Managing New and Existing Roof Space for Sustainability

Recently, the Regional Sustainable Business Alliance, a group formed out of the Cedar Rapids, IA,  Area Chamber of Commerce, brought nearly 50 professionals…

Hall Winery: 1st Napa Winery To Offer Electric Car Recharging

This award winning winery became the first winery in Napa Valley to provide an electric recharging station.