Tag: The Environment
Results: CoreNet Global/Jones Lang LaSalle Sustainability Survey
Results reveal a corporate real estate industry in the process of reconciling the focus on reducing environmental impacts of buildings with the need to control costs and support corporate financial performance.
CA Buildings Going For Zero Net Energy
the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.
White Paper: Economics of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate
The IFMA Foundation — a global leader in education and research for professionals in the built environment — has released “The Economics of Sustainability in...
EU Stressing Importance of Solar Thermal Energy
By 2020, the majority of outdated heating systems in Europe must be replaced with new systems which optimally combine both energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. Yet, the aims of the EU can only be reached if solar heat recovery takes on a significantly stronger role.
EPDM Recycling Program Achieves Milestone
In all, roughly 1.25 million pounds of reclaimed EPDM membrane has been diverted from landfills in the past three years.
Standard 189.1 Code for High Performance Green Buildings
The goal of Standard 189.1 is to provide significant energy reduction over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 (with a broader scope than Standard 90.1)and suggest minimum requirements for the siting, design, and construction of high performance, green buildings.
NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Power Purchase Agreement By Borrego Solar
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. recently introduced a financing option for schools, companies, and government organizations that want to begin using solar energy to power their facilities.
Envion Launches Plastic Waste to Oil Converter
The Envion Oil Generator (EOG) converts any type of plastic waste into high quality, synthetic light medium oil for less than $10 per barrel.
FSC 100 Million Acres Strong
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) reports the area of forests managed according to its environmental and social standards has surpassed the 100 million acre mark.
Report Looks At Nanotech Loopholes
Potential asbestos-like litigation risks for nanotechnology companies and investors are hidden due to weak regulations governing disclosures of liabilities, according to a new report.
NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Natural Furniture Polish
Olive oil-based furniture polish from Earth Friendly Products cleans and conditions.
Phillies Go Greener
The MLB team's FM group has expanded its use of environmentally preferable cleaning products and practices at Citizens Bank Park.
Pushback On Packaging
In 2001,Tom Szaky, then a freshman at Princeton University, founded TerraCycle in hopes of building an eco-capitalist company built on waste.
Atlanta Complex Digs Deep
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority will soon be able to water its landscaping and turn on ornamental water features.
Report Reveals Corporate Bailouts And Climate Change Burden Federal Superfund
CHEJ and 40 groups are delivering letters and pizzas to policymakers in support of President Obama and Congress's recent actions to replenish Superfund by restoring polluter pays fees. One of the fees paid by companies with $2 million or more in profits was only $12 on every $10,000 in profits -- the price of a large, cheese pizza.
This new Web site allows members post/donate items they no longer need and take items they can use for business or individual purposes — all for free.
Missouri Campus Implements Second Use For Cooking Oil
Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO has announced several environmental initiatives at its 328-acre campus.
New Product Flash: Weed Pharm By Pharm Solutions, Inc.
The product is a "food grade" non selective weed and grass killer.
WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Chocolate Power!
Electric power production in New Hampshire got a little bit greener this month—and the air may even smell a little bit sweeter—thanks to a collaboration between Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) and premium chocolate maker Lindt USA.
WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Can Something Be TOO Green?
From Poor Richard: Do you know any environmentally responsible facility managers deploying reusable toilet wipes in their restrooms? This is not a misprint!