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Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

London’s Heathrow airport has launched a sustainability strategy that, among other targets, includes using 100 percent renewable energy by April and operating a zero-carbon, zero-waste airport by 2050.

How to Reduce Aviation Emissions, On the Ground and In the Sky

How to Reduce Aviation Emissions, On the Ground and In the Sky

Advances in biofuel infrastructure and ground-based operations can help the aviation industry comply with strict emissions limits and save money on fuel, according to two new studies.

Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

As corporations increasingly looking at how the built environment impacts human health and the environment, a new document outlines how building projects can achieve both the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM.

Lower Operating Costs Is No. 1 Reason to Build Green, ‘Perceived’ Higher Costs Is Biggest Obstacle

Lower Operating Costs Is No. 1 Reason to Build Green, ‘Perceived’ Higher Costs Is Biggest Obstacle

Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a study. The report finds the percentage of firms expecting to have more than 60 percent of their projects certified — by LEED or another green building program — is expected to grow from 18 percent currently to 37 … Read more »

The No. 1 Green Building Benefit: Lower Operating Costs

The No. 1 Green Building Benefit: Lower Operating Costs

The building industry is rapidly developing new technology to manage emissions and improve energy efficiency and water management, while also lowering operating expenses. “Commercial and industrial property owners who oversee green buildings will see a significant savings across energy, trash, water and maintenance costs,” says USGBC spokeperson Leticia McCadden. “Over … Read more »

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UTC Aerospace Systems Sets 6% Water Reduction Goal

UTC Aerospace Systems says it will reduce water consumption by 41 million gallons in 2015 — a 6 percent reduction against 2014 figures. The aerospace company conserved 75 million gallons of water in 2014 and 2015, a 10 percent reduction since 2013. UTC Aerospace Systems has 140 sites in more than … Read more »

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Greenbuild 2014: Green Buildings, Healthy Workers, Sustainable Design Apps, Free Online Learning

Some 47 percent of building owners cut their healthcare costs for employees in facilities with green building features such as daylighting and natural air circulation, according to a study by McGraw Hill, the AIA, CBRE, US Green Building Council, United Technologies and a host of other partners, presented at Greenbuild … Read more »

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Paris Air Show: Boeing, Airbus Debut Fuel-Efficient Jets

The 2013 Paris Air Show opened this week with a flurry of announcements from Boeing and Airbus about their fuel-efficient planes, the Airbus A350 and Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, the first commercial jets to be made with lightweight carbon composites. Boeing yesterday launched the 787-10 Dreamliner (pictured) and said it has … Read more »

GEMI Updates Water Tools

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has updated its GEMI Local Water Tool and the GEMI LWT for Oil and Gas. The green business alliance, whose members include ConocoPhillips, FedEx, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble and Southern Company, among others, launched the free tools in March 2012. The tools are intended … Read more »

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Aqueduct Launches Global Water Risk Atlas

The World Resources Institute and companies including GE, Shell, Dow, United Technologies and DuPont have launched an online tool that maps water risks worldwide. The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, developed by WRI and founding members of the Aqueduct Alliance, can help companies, investors and governments see how water stress will … Read more »