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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.

Skanska

How Civil Construction Can Cut Its Environmental Impact and Save Money

Skanska’s civil construction team has realized a recycling/reuse rate of 99 percent for its Virginia Elizabeth River Tunnels project, which is moving 16,000-ton tunnel tubes under the Elizabeth River, according to a company blog. The firm says this is one example of how civil construction, which often requires a large … Read more »

green infrastructure

UKGBC: Green Infrastructure Increases Property Value, Reduces Building Maintenance Costs

Green infrastructure — natural and semi-natural features ranging from street trees and roof gardens, to parks and woodlands — offers several business opportunities including a potential increase in land and property values, according to a UK Green Building Council report. Aimed primarily at property developers and clients, the report, Demystifying … Read more »

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Unilever, Ikea, Royal Dutch Shell, Coca-Cola Enterprises and General Electric are among the 57 global companies, funds and associations that have signed a letter to support a “robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long-term climate objectives and that … Read more »

WorldGBC Launches Project Definition

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is launching a global project to help define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings are being formally launched today. The group says the business benefits of greener, healthier buildings are being recognized by the real estate sector. The WorldGBC’s project aims … Read more »

Business, UK Government Pledge to Cut Carbon in Infrastructure

London Heathrow Airport, construction group Skanska and energy company National Grid are among the businesses that have signed on to a joint industry and UK government initiative that aims to reduce carbon in infrastructure, which the government says could save as much as 24 million metric tons of carbon and … Read more »

Skanska Quits Chamber Over Anti-LEED Stance

Construction and development company Skanska has resigned as a member of the US Chamber of Commerce to protest the organization’s backing of a chemical industry-led initiative to effectively ban the future use of the LEED green building certification for government buildings. Skanska says that the initiative, which is linked to the lobbying efforts related … Read more »

Top Carbon Reducer Calls Results ‘Misleading’

Bam Group, a property, design, construction and facilities management firm, has ranked no. 1 in the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Performance League Table (PTL), with data appearing to show that it cut emissions 65 percent in one year. Motorola, Skanska, Manchester City Council and bank Bradford & Bingley round out … Read more »

Unilever, Shell, Swiss Re, Skanska Back Carbon Pricing

More than 100 international corporations including food and consumer products company Unilever, energy giants Royal Dutch Shell and Statoil, re-insurer Swiss Re and construction company Skanska have called on policymakers to develop a clear, transparent and unambiguous global carbon price to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The joint statement, coordinated by … Read more »