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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.

World Water Day

World Water Day 2016: Companies Pledge $1 Billion for Water R&D

Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »

Drug Manufacturers Responsible for Waste Management

Pharmaceutical manufacturers in San Francisco are now required to dispose of unused post-consumer medicine as the city and county of San Francisco becomes the third municipality in the US to introduce extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation for pharmaceuticals. Alameda County, California (2012) and King County, Washington (2013) are the other … 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 »

Bayer, Lockheed Martin Commit to Cut Energy, Water 20% in Two Years

Bayer, Integral Group, Lockheed Martin, Method and three other companies have committed to the US Green Building Council’s California Best Buildings Challenge, agreeing to reduce energy, water and waste in commercial buildings 20 percent over a two-year time period. The new members, including Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Webcor Builders and XL Construction, … Read more »

Biggest PACE Green Building Program Launches in California

Fourteen counties and 126 cities in California have launched CaliforniaFIRST, the nation’s largest finance program for green building upgrades that uses the Property Assessed Clean Energy financing model in an effort to help commercial property owners reduce their energy and water use. The CaliforniaFIRST PACE program allows commercial property owners … Read more »