Environmental Protection

Green Building


New York-based Architect Designs Bio-diverse Tower

International Architect Kevin Kennon has designed a mixed-use commercial building for Eco-City, Tianjin, China, that utilizes advanced Biophilic design technologies and strategies to reconnect people with nature.

Veolia ES Earns LEED Certification for Landfill Building

The new building at Veolia's Evergreen Landfill in Valdosta, Ga., will be used as a scale house for weighing all waste streams entering the landfill and as an on-site administrative office.

Commercial Building Owners Need Access to Financing for Energy Savings Projects

C. David Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency, told state leaders that building efficiency projects, which provide guaranteed energy and budget savings, can be achieved with no upfront cost to a government facility.

Top 10 Cities with the Most ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings in 2010

For the past three years, EPA has released an annual list of the top cities in the United States with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.

Hybrid Homes Cut Monthly Energy Expenses By Up to 70 Percent

With oil prices rising again, Blu Homes' highly efficient, innovative, steel-framed homes cost on average 50 to 70 percent less to operate on a monthly basis than conventional homes.

Nepal's New Eco-World Center For Peace and Unity Opens

On April 4, 2011, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, Buddhist Master and Harvard Ph.D., will preside over the grand opening of Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya -- World Center for Peace and Unity, built as part of the international Lumbini Development Project in Nepal.

IEEE 1888 Standard Employs Green IT to Lower Energy

The standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol is inspired by the desire of Chinese stakeholders to minimize their footprints.

Greener Schools Start With You

This year, Pureology is pleased to present Global Green USA's Green School Makeover Competition. From March 1 – September 30, 2011, a parent, teacher, student or individual, can nominate any K–12 public, private or charter school they think deserves a Green School Makeover. One school will win a "green makeover" and four finalist schools will win $2,500 for their sustainable upgrades.



Mandated Change in Light Bulbs to Occur at Year's End

Get ready for some mandated changes in lighting, warns an energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Denver Noted for LEED Building Development

The U.S. Green Building Council has certified nearly 30 projects since 2010 under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

New One-stop Shop for Green Homes in Manhattan

New York City brokers have over the last couple of years noticed that luxury home buyers are often looking to buy green and LEED certified apartments and it has been difficult to find these homes.

Procter & Gamble Pledges to Pursue LEED Certification for All New Sites Globally

P&G's Taicang plant in China – which is breaking ground today – is the first P&G manufacturing site to pursue LEED certification, with several additional new P&G sites currently working toward the same distinction globally.

New Reports Chart Path to Net-Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings

Two new reports from the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium on achieving net-zero-energy use in commercial buildings say "high levels of energy efficiency are the first, largest, and most important step on the way to net-zero."

Caesars Entertainment Recognized for Sustainability

As the world's largest casino entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment Corp. is leading the way in environmental stewardship and energy efficiency.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will incorporate water reuse in its new building.

San Francisco PUC Selects Living Machine System for Office

The system introduces high-strength wastewater to a diverse microbial ecosystem, or biofilm, growing on the surface of a special gravel medium contained in a series of watertight basins.

Bozzuto Homes Building Neighborhood that Offers Eco-friendly Design, Construction, Living

Bozzuto Homes has commenced construction on Towson Green, a new traditional neighborhood development consisting of 121 for-sale townhomes on nine acres in the heart of Towson, Md.

Bunker Hill Community College Wellness Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

The new facility is one of just two LEED Gold buildings in the 15-campus Massachusetts community college system.

More Companies Say They Will Pay Extra for Green Leased Space

Companies that occupy office space around the world consider sustainability a key factor in their space occupancy plans, and half of corporate real estate executives say they will pay extra for space in green buildings.

Stop&Shop Takes Next Step in Grocery Store Innovation

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. took a significant step in retail store innovation: a special dedication of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell – a first for the supermarket chain – at its store on Torringford Street in East Torrington, Conn.

BAE Systems LEED certified facility

BAE Systems' Facility Wins Silver LEED Award

The Rockville, Md., facility supports the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Program.

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