Green jobs on rise in British Columbia

New research says the green building sector is creating jobs in British Columbia, Canada. The Pembina Institute says there are 31,700 people employed in the sector, up from the 23,200 who were counted when its map of green buildings was...

L.A. school district anticipates huge savings with energy upgrades

Energy and sustainability firm Schneider Electric has teamed with a California school district to help the district save tens of thousands of dollars annually. Schneider embarked on a comprehensive energy efficiency project with the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD)...

Study finds potential for job growth as Canada moves to low-carbon economy

Meeting Canada’s climate goals could generate millions of jobs in the building trades by 2050, according to a new study. Columbia Institute released a landmark study: Jobs for Tomorrow - Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions. It was commissioned...

Reports: Wind energy continued rapid growth in 2016

Reports: Wind energy continued rapid growth in 2016

Increases driven by myriad factors

Report details pollutants in U.S. public water systems

Report details pollutants in U.S. public water systems

The vast majority of Americans can learn about every potentially harmful chemical in their drinking water and what scientists say are the safe levels of those contaminants. EWG’s new national Tap Water Database is the most complete source available on...

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

The Houston Skybox One Data Center has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a release. The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston and one of a handful in...

3 ways Hawaii is becoming more energy efficient

3 ways Hawaii is becoming more energy efficient

Hawaii is known for its pristine beaches, active volcanoes and world-class surfing. It is also known for its extraordinary commitment to clean energy. Roughly 26 percent of the state’s electricity generation comes from renewable sources, and Hawaii is aiming to make that 100 percent by 2045, according to the U.S.

Glass manufacturer launches sustainability calculator

Architects and designers can efficiently evaluate environmental performance attributes of Guardian glass products with the new Guardian Sustainability Calculator. The digital program helps users see how Guardian glazing make-ups can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems...

Five ways data drives green performance

Five ways data drives green performance

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions — economically, socially and environmentally. Over the last two decades, the U.S.

Design headquarters earns landmark certification

Design headquarters earns landmark certification

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters office has gone double platinum in a landmark achievement. The facility is the first space in the world to achieve both platinum-level certification for the WELL Building Standard (WELL) under WELL v1...

Real estate professionals embrace solar power

Real estate professionals embrace solar power

New data standards from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will enable thousands of realtors in California to enter details about solar-powered real estate assets into real estate listings for the first time, giving providing millions of Americans the opportunity to easily...

CLT market exhibiting solid growth

CLT market exhibiting solid growth

Report: Industry could top $880 million by 2022

Report: Solar industry remains hot

Report: Solar industry remains hot

U.S. market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017

Renewable energy breaks records in 2016

Renewable energy breaks records in 2016

More gigawatts of renewable energy were installed worldwide in 2016 than in any previous year, according to a new report. The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017 report shows the costs of solar and wind energy continue to fall...

DOE analyzing financial performance of high-performance office buildings

Evidence has shown that owning and operating energy efficient, high performance, “green” properties results in multiple benefits, including lower utility bills, higher rents, improved occupancy and greater net operating income. However, it is difficult to isolate and control moderating factors...

Cities boost efforts to reduce energy waste

As the federal government weighs budget cuts to energy efficiency programs, cities are stepping up efforts to reduce energy waste. More mayors and local lawmakers in America's largest cities are turning to energy efficiency to reduce energy costs for consumers...

New research supports business case for LEED

New research supports business case for LEED

Both LEED and Energy Star labels are reliable indicators of high-performing buildings, recent research indicates. Several new studies have been released that bolster the evidence supporting the business case for LEED. In each study, researchers explored energy-related and economic outcomes...

Free tool helps businesses buy energy-efficient building products

The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation has released a new tool to help building professionals find energy-efficient housing products that are healthy and made locally. Building Clean — found at http://www.buildingclean.org — offers a free, easy-to-use interface to access its database, according...

Data center India's first platinum-rated project

The ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad, India, has become the country's first platinum-rated project under the IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System. The IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System focuses on tangible and intangible benefits, reports The Hindu Business...

Report: Consumers crave education on sustainable travel practices, products

Most travelers are committed to sustainable living at home, but believe the travel industry could make it easier for them to travel sustainably by providing education about, and access to, sustainable travel products and services, new research finds. AIG Travel,...

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