Study: Less than half of adults concerned about future planet

Study: Less than half of adults concerned about future planet

While this past weekend marked the 47th annual Earth Day, whether people make an extra effort to recycle in the coming weeks matters little compared to how they feel about the environment year-round, researchers have found. According to a recent...

Earth Day by the numbers

Earth Day by the numbers

April 22, 2017, marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Organizers started Earth Day in response to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969.

AIA urges policymakers to keep carbon neutral goals for built environment

AIA urges policymakers to keep carbon neutral goals for built environment

As the nation prepares to celebrate Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued eight principles governing how architects can mitigate climate change and urged the government to protect policies designed to conserve energy and reduce carbon in...

Study: 90% of businesses engage in regular sustainable activities

Study: 90% of businesses engage in regular sustainable activities

More than 90 percent of businesses practice some form of eco-friendly activity regularly, including recycling, making energy-efficient choices, and/or shopping for more eco-friendly products, according to a new study by Staples. The survey found that businesses and individuals engage in...

Study: Sustainability a top priority for Millennial workers

Study: Sustainability a top priority for Millennial workers

Most would give up social media if everyone at their company recycled

Report highlights global impact of LEED

Report highlights global impact of LEED

A new report from UN Habitat features LEED among the rating systems that promote green building worldwide. UN Habitat recently released the report Building Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking. Given the potential for the building sector to contribute to achieving the...

ASHRAE adds 2 new eLearning courses

ASHRAE adds 2 new eLearning courses

ASHRAE has added two new courses to its eLearning Center catalog – “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer” and “School of Hard Knocks: Controlling Moisture & Humidity in Buildings.” The “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer” course provides...

Canadian green council launches interactive green building toolkit

Canadian green council launches interactive green building toolkit

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched an interactive toolkit to guide organizations and governments in implementing green building policies and programs. “Many municipalities and organizations are interested in building more sustainably but need to build buy-in from other...

Survey: Sustainability sparks strong feelings among employees

Employees feel more strongly about environmental sustainability than their employers, according to a survey of more than 200 brands and agencies conducted by marketing website The Drum and marketing agency gyro. The report, Mind the Gap: How Marketers Feel About...

Greenbuild 2016 put green stamp on waste management

Greenbuild 2016 put green stamp on waste management

The 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center exceeded waste diversion goals for both the U.S. Green Building Council and the meeting venue, according to Associations Now. The U.S.

Gray Cyber Center new gold standard in Army green building

The Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray Cyber Center Europe has been recognized as one of the Army's newest green buildings.

Solar employs more people in U.S. electricity sector

Solar employs more people in U.S. electricity sector

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined, research shows. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed...

LEED-certified data centers fast-growing sector of green building in Latin America

LEED-certified data centers fast-growing sector of green building in Latin America

January is the time of year when we ask ourselves what we hope to see in the coming year. The green building market in Latin America is expected to see the investments in learning and early adoption of tools such as Arc, LEED v4 and EDGE pay off with more green building projects across the region, according to the U.S.

Study of climate policies in San Joaquin Valley finds $13 billion in economic benefits

Amid concerns about the economic and employment impacts of California's ambitious climate policies, the first comprehensive, academic study of their effects in the San Joaquin Valley has found a total economic benefit of $13.4 billion. The study, The Economic Impacts...

LG offers expanded online, offline AC customer support options

To provide customers with high-quality training and support to efficiently and effectively manage their HVAC systems, LG Electronics USA has opened a new 4,100-square-foot HVAC training academy in Orange County, Calif., with interactive courses on the latest LG technologies. Sessions...

Public policies available in USGBC's new Public Policy Library

Public policies available in USGBC's new Public Policy Library

Starting today, you can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States in the new USGBC Public Policy Library. The library, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, is an interactive platform that shares details on...

6 data center infrastructure trends for 2017

6 data center infrastructure trends for 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has released six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. This year’s trends follow the 2016 data center trends published by Emerson Network Power last year. “We’re moving further into the cloud era, and...

New energy code for commercial buildings released

The recent publication of Standard 90.1-2016 marks the latest edition of the Standard, setting the stage for future building energy efficiency requirements in commercial buildings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.

Bosch facility achieves DOE energy platinum certification

Bosch Rexroth’s Bethlehem, Penn., facility has earned platinum certification in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance program, according to the agency. The facility used a rigorous energy management system to meet the ISO 50001 standard and save $2.7M...

Arc go-to place to track sustainability

Arc go-to place to track sustainability

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has launched a new technology company called Arc Skoru Inc that officially will host Arc, a state-of-the-art digital platform that allows any project — a single building, a community or an entire city — to measure improvements and benchmark against itself and projects around it. Arc Skoru Inc.

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