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Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

As corporations increasingly looking at how the built environment impacts human health and the environment, a new document outlines how building projects can achieve both the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM.

WELL, BREEAM Align Standards, Streamline Green Building Certifications

WELL, BREEAM Align Standards, Streamline Green Building Certifications

Healthy is the new green — in the building industry, at least. In a move that aims to make it easier for green building projects to achieve both the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM, the International WELL Building Institute and BRE have teamed up to identify alignments between the two … Read more »

Why It Pays to Invest in Green Offices

Why It Pays to Invest in Green Offices

Green office spaces can improve the bottom line by improving employee productivity and reducing absenteeism, staff turnover and medical costs, according to a World Green Building Council report.

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.

Lower Operating Costs Is No. 1 Reason to Build Green, ‘Perceived’ Higher Costs Is Biggest Obstacle

Lower Operating Costs Is No. 1 Reason to Build Green, ‘Perceived’ Higher Costs Is Biggest Obstacle

Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a study. The report finds the percentage of firms expecting to have more than 60 percent of their projects certified — by LEED or another green building program — is expected to grow from 18 percent currently to 37 … Read more »

BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Air Quality Credits

BREEAM, the internationally recognized environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, has approved certification under the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold program as eligible for credits under BREEAM’s indoor air quality requirements. Indoor Advantage Gold certification is sought by manufacturers of office furniture and building materials, including paints and coatings, … Read more »