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Marriott HQ Retrofit Saves $700K Annually

By renovating its 30-year-old headquarters in Bethesda, Md., Marriott expects to save $700,000 a year. The hotel chain also expects to reap $1.3 million in tax credits related to the renovation over three years, said Dasha Ross, spokeswoman for Marriott. Because the headquarters was renovated to environmental standards, the building … Read more »

Johnson & Johnson Details HQ’s Energy Saving Aspects

Representatives of Johnson & Johnson discuss some energy saving and environmental aspects of the firm’s New Brunswick, N.J., headquarters. The building was renovated to LEED standards. The building has more than 800 solar panels that have helped save $100,000 a year in electricity costs.

Johnson Controls GHG Intensity Climbs in 2009, After 2008 Drop

Because of reduced revenue and productivity, greenhouse gas emissions intensity rose in 2009 for Johnson Controls. In fact, the firm is estimated to exceed its 2012 GHG intensity target in 2009, after coming in under the target in 2008, according to the firm’s 2009 Environmental Leadership report (PDF). In 2009, … Read more »

Bath & Body Works HQ to Save $140K After Retrofit

After an energy and water-efficiency retrofit of its headquarters building, Bath & Body Works expects to save about $140,000 a year, said Robin Hoffman, a spokeswoman for Limited Brands, which owns Bath & Body Works. In all, the projects will help Bath & Body Works tally an annual carbon dioxide … Read more »

National Grid HQ Gets LEED Platinum

With rooftop solar, energy efficient lighting and water conservation in place, National Grid has achieved LEED Platinum designation for its corporate office in Waltham, Mass. The 312,000 square foot building, which was completed in May of 2009, earned LEED Platinum for Core and Shell Construction, as well as Commercial Interiors, … Read more »

Adobe HQ Adds Upright Wind Turbines

The Adobe Co. expects to generate up to 50,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually with its new wind turbines at its headquarters. The 20 upright Windspire turbines set atop a parking garage at the San Jose, Calif., headquarters of the software maker. Because of their placement, they take advantage of … Read more »

SC Johnson HQ Testing Wind Energy

SC Johnson has started a pilot wind energy program at its headquarters in Racine, Wis. With three wind turbines, the company says it aims to show that renewable energy can work at office buildings in urban settings. The turbines will set atop one of seven buildings at the SC Johnson … Read more »

Two-sided Solar PV Panels Unveiled in Canada

DuROCK Alfacing International Inc. is demonstrating the combination of its Tio-Coat reflective roof membrane in conjunction with a new type of solar photovoltaic panel from Sanyo that can generate power from both sides. The Sanyo HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) double bifacial panels generate up to 30 percent more power … Read more »

New SAP HQ Expected to be 40-50% More Efficient

In building its $90 million new headquarters in Philadelphia, SAP America is expecting energy and water savings of 40-50 percent, when compared to similar buildings. SAP, which sells software that help companies reduce energy use, is using the building as a bit of a “credibility booster,” reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. … Read more »

Greener Dawn Building Goes Carbon Neutral

Greener Dawn Building Goes Carbon Neutral

After relocating to a building that takes advantage of natural ventilation to reduce heating and cooling bills, and purchasing carbon credits to offset other energy costs, Greener Dawn says that its corporate building in Solana Beach is “carbon neutral.” Greener Dawn is working with the non-profit Nature and Culture International … Read more »

Sony Electronics HQ Boasts Solar, LEED Construction

The new Sony Electronics headquarters building in San Diego uses solar-equipped parking structures to defray some of the facility’s electric needs. Built to LEED standards – but not yet certified – the 455,000 square foot building took two years to construct, according to a press release. The building cost $150 … Read more »

Greenpeace Tags HP Building Over Computer Chemical Concerns

Greenpeace, showing the kind of embarrassment it can cause a corporation it puts in its sights, painted giant letters spelling out “Hazardous Products” on the rooftop of HP’s headquarters. The July 28 protest, carried out in non-toxic children’s finger paint, came as a result of HP delaying until 2011 the … Read more »