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Which Cities Have the Most Green Office Buildings?

San Francisco has the most green office buildings in the US, with 73.7 percent of its space holding either an EPA Energy Star label, US Green Building Council LEED certification, or both.

Which Cities Have the Most Green Office Buildings?

San Francisco has the most green office buildings in the US, with 73.7 percent of its space holding either an EPA Energy Star label, US Green Building Council LEED certification, or both.

Greenbuild 2016: Green Buildings Team Up with Zero Waste, Certified Buildings Lead to Smarter Employees

Greenbuild 2016: Green Buildings Team Up with Zero Waste, Certified Buildings Lead to Smarter Employees

Greenbuild 2016, the annual green building conference and expo, opened yesterday and runs through Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. Also yesterday the Paris climate agreement crossed the threshold for adoption now that more than 55 countries, accounting for over 55 percent of global emissions, have ratified the deal. It will … Read more »

The Next Phase in Green Building Is Healthier Buildings

A new report by the US Green Building Council and Dodge Data & Analytics finds healthier buildings drive business benefits for building owners, developers, managers and investors.

Toyota Constructs Zero-Emissions Building

Toyota has installed stationary pure hydrogen fuel cells at a zero-emissions facility at its Honsha Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The new building is part of the automaker’s efforts to achieve its 2050 global environmental goal to eliminate carbon emissions in all operations. The pure hydrogen fuel cells, … Read more »

Why did Walmart take the unusual step to tackle chemicals?

Walmart recently announced progress on its groundbreaking Sustainable Chemistry Policy, a 2013 plan that set the stage for some 700 suppliers to rethink how they make more than 90,000 home and personal care products.

Why Sustainable Manufacturing Facilities Are Green Building’s Next Big Thing

Manufacturing facilities are increasing seeking LEED green building certification, according to a US Green Building Council report. LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report highlights the manufacturing sector’s efforts to design and implement LEED and prioritize environmental stewardship for industrial facilities. Currently, there are more than 1,755 LEED-certified industrial facilities worldwide, … Read more »

Dow Solar Shingles

Dow Cuts Solar Shingle Line, Notifies Builders

Dow Chemical will stop making its rooftop solar shingles, called the Powerhouse Solar line, less than five years after it launched the product. A July 28 letter sent to builders says Dow will accept orders for its Powerhouse Solar System 2.0 through July 28, reports MLive. Dow spokesperson Jamie Ellis … Read more »

3 Stops on the Journey to Enabling EHS

3 Stops on the Journey to Enabling EHS

Improving – and even transforming – business critical functions like Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS), by using technology to unlock elusive information and insight, is critical to reaching operational excellence. The journey toward making this happen is one marked with decisions that directly impact both the business and economic outcome. … Read more »