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In preparation for Earth Day, businesses can cut costs and consume energy in more green ways by making a few smart changes with their HVAC systems.
These 95 ENERGY STAR certified plants saved nearly $400 million on energy bills — equal to the payroll value of over 8,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.
A total of 53 companies, representing almost every sector of the economy, have now signed The Climate Pledge, committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Massachusetts is top state for LEED followed by Washington, Illinois; California ranks #1 for LEED green building professionals, according to USGBC.
As President Biden unveils new efforts to tackle the climate crisis, ACEEE’s Wendy Koch reviews a survey that shows broad bipartisan support for energy efficiency measures.
Led by tech and building leaders, the nonprofit provides open access data and tools that aim to reduce CO2 emitted in producing materials for the building industry.
Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.
LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.
The nation’s floodplains are expected to grow by 45% by the end of this century: Work to reduce risk from floods by reassessing the conditions around building sites.
States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing overall progress, according to the annual ACEEE report.
The nonprofit health plan has integrated environmental sustainability as part of its public health strategy; latest milestone equates to taking 6,300 cars off the road each year.
A water use reduction project has earned Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products mill in Palatka, FL the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Top Project for 2020.
Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive
The commitment marks the launch of USGBC’s new equity program USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which aims to build green building expertise and workforce.
Singapore’s premier club wins big again at the 7th annual World Golf Awards, unveils environmental documentary film.
Located in Philadelphia, the Aramark headquarters includes a wellness center, biophilia rooms, outdoor terraces, and a showcase state-of-the-art dining facility and test kitchen.
Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.
As offices, schools, and retail stores reopen, ACEEE’s Steven Nadel discusses how to reduce COVID-19 risks without wasting energy.
Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.
The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.
The five-story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building is one of the largest zero energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero carbon buildings to be certified by the International Living Future Institute.
The more than 950 public and private sector organizations participating in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative have saved nearly $11 billion in energy costs.
Four new Safety First Pilot Credits from USGBC outline sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing.
75 percent of organizations plan to increase their investment in energy efficiency and smart buildings, according to Johnson Controls' 2019 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.
While many cities are taking steps to increase energy efficiency and renewable power, only one-fifth include such initiatives in their resilience plans, finds a global survey by ACEEE.
PepsiCo's efforts in the U.S. will build upon its global progress in switching to renewable electricity in Europe and Mexico.
The two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, GA will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help achieve its vision of a healthy and sustainable environment.