Buildings consume a significant amount of our natural resources and have a wide range of environmental impacts. These environmental concerns are a key driver behind the sustainable design movement.
Workplace Sustainability Matters: Employees Weigh In
Sustainability concerns play an increasing part in where people want to work, where they want to invest, and who they want to do business with, finds a new survey from Esker.
Green Leases: Three Actions To Drive Decarbonization
With just seven years left to halve emissions in the built environment and meet the Paris Agreement scenario, green leases can benefit landlords and tenants while serving to decarbonize real estate.
New Research Aims To Prevent Workplace Fatalities
Despite efforts to reduce injury and death on the job, workplace fatalities increased in 2021, with more than 5,000 workers dying.
Net Zero Goals: Cintas Transitions Facilities To LED Lighting
LED lighting retrofits, along with other facility-related energy-reduction projects, are part of the company’s ambition to achieve Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050.
2023 Greenbuild Registration Is Open!
This year's Greenbuild will celebrate USGBC’s 30th anniversary, debut LEED v5. Plus, WELL Summit leads into Greenbuild, offering a week-long focus on health, well-being, sustainability.
How Can We Stop Designing For Disposal?
The construction industry needs to see a strong link between the conservation of resources and cost savings.
New Carhartt Program Keeps Worn Workwear Out Of Landfills
Carhartt Reworked resale program extends life of workwear, reduces clothing waste, and keeps previously worn and slightly imperfect gear out of landfills.
Danfoss Seeks EnVisioneer Of The Year Award Nominations
Danfoss has expanded award categories, is now accepting entries for its 14th annual EnVisioneer of the Year competition.
Proposed Virginia Arena Could Be Greenest In U.S.
To be built in Henrico County, VA, the proposed 17,000-seat GreenCity Arena is being planned as a net-zero energy project and is expected to be the greenest arena in the nation.
Business Leaders: Climate Change Is A Top Priority
Despite global uncertainty, a majority of organizations increased sustainability investments over the past year, according to a new Deloitte report.
Free This Month! LEED Certification Reviews Course
Each month in 2023, USGBC will offer one free green building education course. For January, the free course shares tips on LEED certification reviews.
Sustainability Initiatives For Buildings On The Rise
For most companies, reaching carbon neutrality with their building portfolios ranks high in importance among overall sustainability goals, new survey finds.
EPA Considers Cleaning Service Provider Certification
U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program may implement a certification program for cleaning service providers who use Safer Choice and Design for the Environment (DfE) certified products.
Minnesota Roofing Plant Upgrades Save 5,000 MWh Of Electricity
Technology improvements at its CertainTeed roofing plant in Shakopee, MN are projected to save Saint-Gobain more than 5,000 MWh of electricity per year.
Carbon Handprint Can Measure Companies’ Positive Climate Impact
ACEEE shares how a "carbon handprint" more accurately reflects a company’s contributions to climate change by measuring the impact of the use of goods and services it provides.
Building Retrofits Essential To Battle Energy Costs, Energy Crisis
Building retrofit rates need to triple to meet the goals in the Paris Agreement, asserts research from JLL.
LEED v4 Updates To Increase Energy Performance Requirements
To better address greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, updates will elevate LEED v4’s requirements for energy performance closer to those of LEED v4.1.
EPA Names 2022 Safer Choice Partner Of The Year Award Winners
The Safer Choice Awards honor achievements in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals.
Green Operations And Water Features
Water feature technology continues to advance, providing greater conservation of resources, less waste, and more efficient operation.
What Cleanliness Concerns Do Americans Have This Fall?
An infectious disease expert discusses America’s views on cleanliness and what FMs can do to help stop the spread of infectious diseases.