Through Fannie Mae, green financing allows borrowers to fund smart, energy-efficient improvements or reward investments for refinance, acquisition, or supplemental financing. These programs are the first of their kind available to not only affordable, but also market-rate multifamily properties.
Thus far, 169 countries have signed the Convention on Wetlands and more than 2,200 sites have been designated and recognized as Wetlands of International Importance, covering an area larger than Mexico in all.
It is expected that EO 13693 will be adopted by many private buildings and facilities as they seek ways to be greener and more sustainable.
Lighting levels in common areas throughout the mammoth building are dimmed to the level used on weekends, in order to reduce the building's monthly utility bill of about $1.5 million and to motivate the 25,000 people working there to think about their energy use and ways to be more efficient.
Two new studies are highlighting the decreasing numbers of food pollinators and the increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
After the initial fill, NLand Surf Park's lagoon will be 100 percent sustainable with rainwater, even in drought conditions, according to the companies involved.
Mutual Housing California just received certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of the first multifamily Zero Energy Ready Home for a rental development in the nation.
A new report by the ACEEE places Boston as the most energy efficient city, with New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Seattle closing up the top five efficient cities.
The Kutai Kartanegara district in Indonesia will be the first smart city model in Indonesia.
"Utility companies will do whatever it takes, including distribution of efficiency kits and educational tools to help lower energy and water use. These programs help utilities save money on infrastructure and meet government regulations, as well as provide cost saving benefits to consumers," said Todd Recknagel, CEO of AM Conservation Group.
Illinois leads among all states for the second consecutive year; newcomers Georgia and Arizona show momentum with LEED in the South and Southwest.
A new list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized top 50 green colleges and universities in the United States.
Despite setbacks at earlier communities, Mutual Housing California chose many innovative technologies for their latest addition, a 62-home community for agricultural workers on 3.28 acres in Woodland, Calif.
The EPA has announced the first apartment/condo buildings to receive ENERGY STAR certifications. 17 properties across the country were recognized.
Upon completion of the $62.8 million Georgia State University College of Law Building, a LEED Silver certification will be awarded to the new building.
More than 1,500 "snowfighters" are expected to attend the May 2014 four-day conference, which features a general session focused on risk, safety, and liability issues.
Advanced plastic cooling towers help ensure reliability of solar-powered cooling project and water treatment plant in Middle East.
At least 12 other states have laws on the books allowing companies to organize in this way, which allows them to focus on environmental and social performance, as well as profits.
In New Hampshire, the M/S Mount Washington and the Mt. Washington Cog Railway are historical transportation landmarks, but they’ve recently been updated with new technology and environmentally-friendly engines. These 19th century attractions are now more efficient than ever.
Greenroads has been chosen as a White House Champion of Change for Transportation Technology Solutions in recognition for its unique rating system designed to certify sustainable roadway and transportation projects.