Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas also plans to incorporate its zero-waste-to-landfill program at its rental laundry plants and rental locations to further limit the amount of waste produced.

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Smart glass, which controls light based on the sun’s projected energy, positively impacts passengers’ experience in airports, a new study says. Installation of the technology also correlates to higher revenues and reduced operational expenses, according to research conducted at Dallas...

Delhi Metro Rail first to receive PEER certification in India

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India has become the first transit project in the world to achieve Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification. The certification applies to its Blue Line, covering 51 stations in India. More than 10...

Chicago Skyway flips switch on green energy

Chicago Skyway flips switch on green energy

Skyway Concession Company (SCC), operator of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge (Skyway), has completed a major modification to lighting on the Skyway, upgrading the entire road and bridge lighting system to use LEDs (light-emitting diodes). LED lighting is energy efficient,...

Living wall blooms on Bloomington parking garage

Living wall blooms on Bloomington parking garage

The new Monroe County Parking Garage in Bloomington, Ind., is coming to life. The structure features a LiveWall, a sustainable, durable and low-maintenance living wall system, that fills five of the parking structure’s window openings with a variety of plants...

Digital garage ventilation system delivering 97% energy savings at S.F. garage

Digital garage ventilation system delivering 97% energy savings at S.F. garage

Nagle Energy Solutions’ (NES) patent-pending garage-ventilation control system is cutting by more than 1.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) a year the baseline of consumable energy by a new and sizeable mechanical ventilation system at the city of San Francisco’s Japan Center...

GM receives $2.6 million for energy efficient measures

GM receives $2.6 million for energy efficient measures

General Motors’ Flint (Mich.) complex has received a $2.6 million incentive payment from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency upgrades, part of the energy provider's commitment to helping businesses across Michigan lower their energy costs, according to a release. "Our mission...

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation is one of the biggest drivers of CO2 emissions and also has the highest growth in CO2 emissions of any industry sector, according to a new report from the U.S. Green Building Council. Globally, in 2010, the transportation sector...

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

West Village has earned Parksmart bronze, becoming the first project in China and the first outside the United States to receive the certification. The designation was awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive certification body for LEED and...

India's capital features world's first 'green' local metro network

India's capital features world's first 'green' local metro network

New Delhi's city rail transit system, Delhi Metro Railway Corp. (DMRC) has been named the world's first completely "green" metro system. The Indian Green Building Council awarded the capital's rail system the world-first status for adhering to the green building...

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Sound Transit's Angle Lake light-rail station has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation results from Sound Transit's use of sustainable practices in the construction and design of the...

N.C. electrification project to save truckers fuel, improve air quality

More than 25,000 gallons of truck fuel is projected to be saved annually as part of a $300,000 Duke Energy project to fund electrification at a North Carolina truck stop. Big Boy's Truck Stop, in the Johnston County town of...

DFW recognized again for environmental dedication

DFW recognized again for environmental dedication

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership for the second straight year, according to a press release. DFW is the only airport to be recognized...

Dehli metro rail to usher in world’s first transit rating system

The world’s first transit rating system, catering exclusively to metro networks, has been unveiled at the Delhi Metro Rail Corp.’s head office. The DMRC, along with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc.

LEED report highlights key sustainability trends

LEED report highlights key sustainability trends

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) annually highlights the Top 10 States that have certified the most gross square feet of space per capita in the previous calendar year, and showcases LEED projects within those states that demonstrate best-in-class practices...

Wind now nation’s largest renewable energy source

Wind now nation’s largest renewable energy source

Industry surpasses hydroelectric with help of efficiencies and incentives

Indian rail stations recognized for green concepts

Thirteen elevated stations in phase-1 of Chennai Metro Rail in India have received a certification of platinum and global leadership recognition from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting green concepts in the design, construction and operation of metro...

Green roofing initiatives pushing growth in BIPV markets

Green roofing initiatives pushing growth in BIPV markets

The push to boost energy efficiency in buildings has helped drive the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) global market, a new study says. BCC Research reveals in a new report that BIPV has limitless market potential because buildings account for more than...

Houston traffic center recognized for going green

Houston traffic center recognized for going green

Houston’s Traffic Operations Center near Shepherd, Texas, and Interstate 10 is where the city monitors problems on the streets, like broken traffic lights. It opened a little over a year ago and now has a major designation. It’s the latest...

Hankook Tire opens ‘Hankook Technodome,’ new R&D center

Hankook Tire opens ‘Hankook Technodome,’ new R&D center

Hankook Tire recently opened its “Hankook Technodome,” the company’s new central research and development center in Daejeon, Korea, as the company aims to become a global top-tier brand based on technological leadership. Hankook Technodome is an embodiment of Hankook Tire’s...

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