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Elaborate NFL Stadium Stormwater Control System Detailed

Elaborate NFL Stadium Stormwater Control System Detailed

Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, made environmental history when it first opened in 2014. In addition to using recycled and reclaimed materials for construction, sporting a 27,000-square-foot green roof, and generating solar power, the $1.2 billion stadium has an elaborate system for stormwater management. Details about this … Read more »

Water, Waste & Energy Reduction Projects Lead to Better Operations, LEED Certification

Water, Waste & Energy Reduction Projects Lead to Better Operations, LEED Certification

Client demand and market demand are the top two reasons to pursue LEED certification. A recent peer-reviewed study showed that buildings with lower operating costs and better indoor environmental quality are more attractive to a growing group of corporate, public and individual buyers, according to the USGBC. And high-performing building … Read more »

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Ericsson on Track to Reduce Carbon Footprint 30%

Ericsson has published its 22nd Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, stating that it is on track to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent of CO2e per employee by 2017, with a 10 percent reduction achieved in 2014. During 2014, Ericsson enhanced portfolio and operational efforts to reduce environmental impacts associated … Read more »

Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion

Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion

Construction of green buildings rose to 325 million square meters of new floor space in 2013, representing a $260 billion market, according to a report by Lux Research. In addition, green buildings are delivering predictable internal rates of return of 5 percent or more. Lux analysts studied utility savings, rental rates, resale … Read more »

GM chooses Flywheel UPS

GM Chooses Flywheel UPS for Detroit Data Center

A flywheel for battery-free backup power and in-row cooling that reduces the need for electricity both contribute to a 70 percent reduction in energy use at General Motors’ new $130 million enterprise data center in Detroit. The data center has earned LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council. … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Natural Seal, Energy Star, Sustainable Sites, Green Grid

The Natural Seal program from the Natural Products Association has reached its 1,200th certification of natural products and ingredients. All certified manufacturers can use the Natural Seal on their labels. As the first natural certification in the US, the seal is used to help consumers identify personal care and home … Read more »

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