LEED

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.

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…

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…

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.

Army Recycles Over Six Million Pounds of Steel Containers That Held Chemical Weapons

When the U.S. Army began to decontaminate the 4,307 ton containers (TC) which stored chemical weapons at its Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas…

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…

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…

Lowe’s Sets the Bar High with CSR Commitments and Solar Deal

Lowe’s has continued to work on quality of life issues that have been part of the company’s philosophy for over sixty years. Its…

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…

5 Reasons Why GRI is the New LEED

Ed Note:The following is a re-post of one of our most popular GRI articles from last year to spread the word about our…

Bank of America Vows to Reduce GHG Emissions by 15 Percent

Bank of America announced yesterday that it has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15 percent by 2015 based…

Intel Secures LEED Silver, Bets on Algae

Intel is the first semiconductor or industrial technology company to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S.…

For FSC, Little Time to Waste

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…