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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 »

LEED Losing Its Appeal, Survey Finds

Only 48 percent of construction and real estate executives think it is extremely or very likely that their company will seek LEED certification, down from 53 percent in 2010 survey and 61 percent in 2008, according to Turner Construction Company’s latest Market Barometer survey. But the green-building company’s survey shows that … Read more »

Building Owners ‘Slow Energy Retrofits’

US building owners are scaling back the pace of energy-efficiency upgrades, according to the latest Global Sustainability Perspective report from Jones Lang LaSalle. Seventy-eight percent of building owners plan to perform sustainability improvements over the next two years, compared to 91 percent that said they spent money on upgrades over … Read more »

GSA Evaluates Sage, Cypress, Daintree Green Tech

The US General Services Administration has selected products from Sage Electrochromics, Cypress Envirosystems and Daintree Networks for its Green Proving Ground program that evaluates sustainable building technologies. Green Proving Ground uses GSA-managed properties to evaluate technologies that reduce energy in federal buildings and have significant savings potential if widely implemented. … Read more »