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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.

Construction, Property Managers Urge Climate Change Action

Construction and property management executives from 18 firms have signed a UK Green Building Council open letter urging the British government to step up its action to slow climate change. The letter, published in the Daily Telegraph, says climate change policy will “open up opportunities for businesses both at home … Read more »

Global Economy Facing Environment, Sustainability Skills Deficit

By 2020 the world economy could be facing a skills deficit driven by mega-trends such as population growth, increasing demand for natural resources, and soaring costs of energy, coupled with the impacts of climate change and ecosystem degradation, according to a report by the Institute of Environmental Management & Awareness. … Read more »

EU water label

Bathroom Retailers, Manufacturers Launch Water Efficiency Label

European Union DIY retailers, builders’ merchants and manufacturers have launched a voluntary labeling program to help consumers identify the water efficiency of bathroom taps, showers, toilets and baths. Companies that have agreed to label all of their bathroom appliances are: Argos, B&Q, Chandlers’ Building Supplies, Homebase, Travis Perkins, Saint Gobain, … Read more »

Greenbuild Roundup, Day 3: Open Standard for Building Products, C40, USGBC

  Here is the latest news from the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which wrapped up in San Francisco on Friday: The Health Product Declaration Open Standard, an open format for reporting contents and chemical hazards in building products, was released during Greenbuild. The HPD Open Standard, which is available … Read more »

Hyatt Installs Solar Gard Window Film

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, a 726-room hotel in Los Angeles, has upgraded more than 78,000 square feet of its windows with an energy efficiency product made by Solar Gard. The window film provides UV protection and rejects solar heat, and its  application is designed to reduce the building’s energy use … Read more »