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Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. Opponents argue carbon pricing will cause electricity prices to skyrocket and make businesses less competitive. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works … Read more »

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Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Gets a Boost

Six global companies have joined RE100 with commitments to 100 percent renewable energy across their operations, coinciding with a government-led Corporate Sourcing of Renewables campaign that launched at the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco.

Autodesk Tools Advance Buildings’ Environmental Performance

Autodesk Tools Advance Buildings’ Environmental Performance

Autodesk has expanded its portfolio of energy and water analysis tools that span the spectrum of design through operations for individual buildings all the way up to the city and district level. The new technology, showcased at Greenbuild 2015 this week, will help architects, engineers, owners, and government agencies optimize … Read more »

68 Major Companies Join Climate Action Pledge

As the UN climate talks in Paris near, 68 additional companies have joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing. … Read more »

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Major Firms, White House Launch Smart Cities Initiative

Bank of America, General Electric, Duke Energy, Autodesk, Microsoft and Cisco Systems are among the founding partners of the White House’s smart cities initiative announced yesterday that will invest more than $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities. The smart … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Circular Economy Product Design Challenge Kicks Off

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and 3D design software firm Autodesk are calling on product designers to fuel the circular economy by participating in the second Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. The challenge kicks off today and gives designers a chance to win up to $6,000 for … Read more »

Facebook, Other Major Firms to Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardant Chemicals

Facebook, Autodesk and Dignity Health are among the major corporations and government purchasers that have signed a pledge to preferentially purchase furniture made without toxic flame retardant chemicals. The Center for Environmental Health organized the pledge and has also published a list of companies that sell office furniture made without … Read more »

Autodesk Tools Help Cost-Justify Sustainability Strategies

Autodesk Tools Help Cost-Justify Sustainability Strategies

Autodesk’s energy analysis tools — featured at Greenbuild 2014 — have tighter integration between Building Performance Analysis (BPA) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows and financial calculators integrated within design environment to help cost-justify sustainability strategies.

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Greenbuild 2014: Green Buildings, Healthy Workers, Sustainable Design Apps, Free Online Learning

Some 47 percent of building owners cut their healthcare costs for employees in facilities with green building features such as daylighting and natural air circulation, according to a study by McGraw Hill, the AIA, CBRE, US Green Building Council, United Technologies and a host of other partners, presented at Greenbuild … Read more »

CDP Ranks Top S&P 500 Climate Performers

CDP Ranks Top S&P 500 Climate Performers

Bank of America, Cisco, General Motors and HP are among the eight leading S&P 500 companies in carbon-reduction efforts and disclosure, according to the CDP’s annual list. The four, along with Autodesk, BNY Mellon, Pepco Holdings and Spectra Energy, all earned an A grade for their actions to reduce climate … Read more »

Corporate Carbon Emissions Report Finds 51% Emitting Unsustainable Levels

Corporate Carbon Emissions Report Finds 51% Emitting Unsustainable Levels

Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly are the top three sustainable companies, according to a study analyzing greenhouse gas emissions of 100 companies. Climate Counts 2013 Carbon Study looked at companies that have voluntarily disclosed their emissions publicly since 2005 through CDP. It analyzed the companies against science-based targets that seek … Read more »