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Environmental Executive Moves: Newalta, GBI, Nexant, Bosque Systems

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Newalta: The provider of industrial waste management and environmental services’ board of directors has appointed John Barkhouse as president and chief executive officer. Barkhouse most recently served as president of Bredero Shaw. Green Building Initiative: The green building … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Cambrian Innovation, Biotech Partners, ISSP

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Cambrian Innovation: The water and bioenergy technology provider has named Randy Ziffer chief operating officer. Ziffer was most recently senior vice president of operations at Columbia Tech. International Society of Sustainability Professionals: The world’s leading association for sustainability … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Johnson Controls, Green Automotive, Intellitect Water

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Johnson Controls: The multi-industrial company has appointed Michael Bartschat (pictured) as its first chief procurement officer. Bartschat, who will report to CFO and Executive Vice President R. Bruce McDonald, most recently served as group vice president and general … Read more »

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Green Building Wars Rage

The Green Globes rating system is “greenwash,” according to an open letter to the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) board of directors. The letter, spearheaded by Greenwash Action, a joint initiative of Sierra Club and Greenpeace, and signed by several environmental and green building groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and … Read more »

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Living Building Challenge Standard Updated

The International Living Future Institute has released the next iteration of its Living Building Challenge performance standard. Key changes in version 3.0 of the green building program include: The Site Petal was renamed the Place Petal, reflecting a belief in viewing each project location as a place with unique and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Building Products, Sediment Control, LEED, RoHS II

The International Living Future Institute and the Health Product Declaration Collaborative will align their building products standards to simplify disclosure requirements for manufacturers. The two organizations say the Institute’s Declare ingredients label and online product database (declareproducts.com) and the HPDC’s Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard for disclosing building product contents … Read more »

Richard Reis

Environmental Executive Moves: URS, EBI, Wilo, Recology

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. URS Corporation: The construction and environmental engineering firm has named Richard Reis (pictured) as a vice president and Northwest regional manager for URS’s infrastructure and environment division. Prior to joining URS, Reis served as the operations manager for … Read more »

BASF Launches Sustainable Construction Website

BASF Launches Sustainable Construction Website

BASF’s Green Sense Concrete reduced the carbon footprint of the One World Trade Center by 15,838,267 kg CO2 in the construction of the building’s first 40 floors, according to the chemical company’s sustainable construction website. In a video on the newly launched site, US Concrete vice president Michael L. Gentoso … Read more »

GreenWizard, International Living Future Institute Label Sustainable Building Products

Green building software provider GreenWizard has partnered with environmental NGO the International Living Future Institute to promote a more sustainable and transparent built environment. Under the partnership, the Institute’s Declare program is integrated into GreenWizard’s Product Management Workflow, a web-based product data and documentation tool that helps builders define sustainability … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Declare Product Label, ISO 50001, ACEEE Scorecard, Rewarding Recycling

The International Living Future Institute has launched the Declare label for building products. Declare aligns with the Living Building Challenge by providing product transparency in support of the program’s Red List and Appropriate Sourcing Imperatives, streamlining material documentation and project certification. Accepted products from green building manufacturers can be viewed online … Read more »