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Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council along with other nonprofits and government agencies recommend designating green as the color standard for organics collection containers.
There is a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to the newest Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University.
This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.
Three in four would insist upon change if they saw an obvious wasteful practice.
Any effort to increase sustainability is positive, unless it’s not. What defines sustainability for an organization depends on a variety of factors.
Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level is the label awarded to office furniture products that meet multiple criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.
The report is a synthesis of stakeholder perspectives from five major North American cities visited on USGBC’s The Road to Rio+20 engagement event series. It highlights five key messages heard from the events and outlines clear action items for Rio+20
Despite sustainability's established foothold, Carpenter has some issues with its definition.
Britain now has more green burials and more green burial sites than any other country in the world; and in the US, where green burials are also becoming more common, there are about 20 green burial sites currently operating or under development.
“It was hard to stay focused last Thursday, World FM Day, as I was teaching a class at IFMA HQ in Houston, TX. I kept wanting to sneak a peek at the Tweets or check the different event links across the globe," said Teena Shouse, Global FM chair. Check out these highlights from last week's event.
A history of the tablet, an update on green certifications, and hazcom compliance are featured in this issue.
Maryland’s adoption of the IGCC, effective in March 2012, will apply to all commercial buildings as well as residential properties more than three stories high.
The Green Guide and environmental website are part of Staples Advantage’s offering of green solutions for businesses.
The proposed update builds on the foundation of LEED 2009, including the alignment and weighting of credits and further advances the “bookshelf” framework where credits are applied to specific building types.
The IGCC applies to new and existing, traditional and high-performance commercial buildings in the Ocean State. It includes ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional compliance option.
Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.
Citing the gap between existing construction codes and green rating systems has been filled, the ICC encouraged the U.S. government to reference the IGCC in an effort to apply sustainable design principals to the design and construction of new federal buildings.
Public comments, which can be submitted until this Friday, May 14, will serve as the agenda for the hearings.
Just in time for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges" – which is based on a survey of hundreds of colleges nationwide – profiles the nation’s most environmentally responsible campuses.
The LEED Green Associate credential signifies fundamental knowledge of green building concepts and is ideal for both professionals in non-technical fields of practice as well as professionals and students working towards the LEED Accredited Professional exam.
DC has, on average, the oldest commercial buildings among the states, according to a new study conducted by SMR Research Corp. Older buildings are those most likely to have the greatest potential for energy efficiency improvements.
The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and cogeneration).