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Steve Fisher Novelis

Environmental Executive Moves: Novelis, CLEAResult, Eco Building Products, Bigbelly

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Novelis: The aluminum recycling and rolled products manufacturer has named Steve Fisher (pictured) as its president and chief executive officer. Fisher previously held the position of chief financial officer and has been serving as interim president and chief … Read more »

Report Predicts Cities’ Reaction to Climate Change

A report by the engineering and design consultancy Arup projects how cities around the world will change in response to climate change, resource scarcity and increasing urban flooding. Cities Alive predicts that technology and nature will work together seamlessly to create cities that are an integrated network of intelligent green … Read more »

Business, UK Government Pledge to Cut Carbon in Infrastructure

London Heathrow Airport, construction group Skanska and energy company National Grid are among the businesses that have signed on to a joint industry and UK government initiative that aims to reduce carbon in infrastructure, which the government says could save as much as 24 million metric tons of carbon and … Read more »

Tool Measures Building Materials’ Environmental Impact

Tool Measures Building Materials’ Environmental Impact

Architecture firm KieranTimberlake has launched a software application that allows designers to measure the environmental impact of building materials directly in a Revit model. The new tool, Tally, provides life cycle assessment (LCA) on demand, backed by GaBi data from PE International. Autodesk, the maker of Revit modeling software, supported … Read more »

Building Health founding partners

Adobe, Google Among Founding Partners of USGB Building Health Initiative

Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are founding partners in a new green building initiative. The US Green Building Council-Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) launched the Building Health Initiative on Tuesday night at its annual Super Heroes Awards … Read more »

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Jones Lang LaSalle, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and other global real estate firms cut their collective carbon emissions 3.4 percent between 2011 and 2012, says a report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Buildings also reduced their energy consumption by … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: B Corporation, ISO 50001, LEED, IEC 61701

Media company Good Worldwide has become a Certified B Corporation, joining a group of more than 600 companies from 60 different industries that have committed to high standards of social and environmental performance, the company said. Korean steelmaker Posco has earned ISO 50001 certification to become the first company in … Read more »