Environmental Protection

Green Building


Sustainable Construction Waste Management Most Important Green Building Practice

According to a new report from McGraw-Hill Construction, customer demands and regulatory pressures are driving green building construction.

Companies add Advanced Buildings to Commercial Efficiency Program Offerings

The Energy Trust of Oregon and Efficiency New Brunswick have added Advanced Buildings, a suite of tools and resources on best practices in energy-efficient, high performance building design.

Biden Releases Green Jobs Report

DOL and others are drafting recommendations, which include developing an energy performance label for existing homes and allowing the cost of retrofits to be added to a homeowner's property tax bill.

4 Cogeneration Facilities Earn Energy Star Awards

EPA recognizes Calpine Corp., Mass. Corrections Department, Equity Office Properties and Patterson Farms.

Agency, D.C. to Collaborate on Watersheds, Green Programs

Agreement, stimulus funds should help District of Columbia advance its environmental priorities.

Venture to Support Solar and Wind Power in Nairobi

Kenyan trust and financing company hope to develop a new business model for sustainable development.



Better Use of Current Assets Is Greener, Consultant Says

Rider Levett Bucknall is offering free training on new environmental initiatives to government entities.

Heinz Awards $1 M for Environmental Achievements

Foundation focuses only on environment this year, with 10 recipients each receiving $100,000.

Company Offers Free Counseling, Funding for Unemployed

Everblue has established counseling services to help unemployed workers pay for and pass their LEED Green Associate Exam and will assist them in exploring job options.

ANSI, NIST Prepare for World Standards Day 2009

Standards groups highlight the critical role of standards and conformity assessment programs for environmental stewardship.

Where Will the Stimulus Funds Go in California?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives an accounting of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act obligations to the state of California, 200 days after the measure became law.

USGBC Collects LEED Data to Measure Prediction Gaps

New initiative for analysis methodology development will be shared with LEED building owners and project teams.

Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot Partner for Energy Star

Habitat for Humanity affiliates that build homes to green standards can receive up to $5,000 through an expansion of the Partners in Sustainable Building program.

Sheryl Crow to Perform at Greenbuild 2009

Crow says that performing at Greenbuild is like being on the international stage of the green movement.

USGBC Base LEED Certified; Council a New Reviewing Body

Headquarters design showcases Platinum certification, while the Green Building Certification Institute accepts the Council as the first Education Reviewing Body.

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