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OSHA Advisory Committee On Construction Safety And Health Seeks Nominations

Silhouette of a Builder Working on a Building Site.

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.

Millennials Driving Sustainability In Small, Medium Businesses


Millennials will lead the way for small and medium businesses in future conversations and efforts around conservation, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship, according to the second annual Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey.

Students Benefit From One Of World’s Only Living Buildings


A net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral education center that meets the Living Building Challenge™ has been built on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland.

Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green


Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.

New Guide Offers Tips For Building A Sustainability Program


If you need help garnering support for building a sustainability program at your facility, you might want to check out the new “Sustainability 101″ Quick Guide from Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI).

Green Gigawatt Partnership Boosts Renewables in Higher Education


AASHE has launched the Green Gigawatt Partnership (GGP), which seeks to catalyze one gigawatt of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who purchase green power and help more campuses do the same.

Green Buildings Improve Cognitive Function 


Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants’ scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.