Environmental Protection

Green Building

Solutions Labs to Try Open Format for Big Ideas

Participants can create their own agenda using a wiki page.

Haworth Achieves LEED-NC Gold Status Using Carbon Credits

The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes that there's more than one way to win the gold.

Fannie Mae Data Center Saves $1.7 M in Energy Costs

Five years after achieving LEED certification, the Fannie Mae facility preserves nearly 13,000 gallons of water per day from consumption and waste.

Hayes Comments on Certified Wood Standards

Both the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forest Initiative want their standards accepted by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Free Guidebook Profiles 286 Green Colleges

The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council surveyed hundreds of colleges to find those with commitments to sustainability.

Agency Provides $2 M for Brownfields Job Training

Twelve entities in 10 states are receiving up to $200,000 each to train people in the cleanup of brownfields while also providing training in green building design, energy efficiency, weatherization, solar installation, green construction, and native plant revegetation.

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Welsh Company to Launch Recycled Plastic Homes

New building material offers sustainable solutions to meet housing market needs

Coalition Scores Solar Companies on EH&S, Sustainability, and More

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition in California, using self-reported data, ranked German manufacturers highest of the 14 companies that responded.

Cherry Hill, N.J.,to Plant a Climate 'SEED'

Three small communities will use a $500,000 grant in the "Sustainable Energy Efficiency Demonstration," which could include retrofits, updates to local codes and policies, and using more energy efficient vehicles in municipal fleets.

ICC Releases Green Construction Code

The International Code Council claims its newest code is the most comprehensive and effective code for alternative water sources and encompasses the latest alternative energy sources for ever greater sustainable design.

America Greenest School 2009

The Search for America's Greenest School is On

The second annual contest sponsored by IC Bus will award the winning school a scholarship, a green school makeover, and a new hybrid school bus.

ASTM Committee Developing Green Meetings Standards

The Convention Industry Council is working with ASTM to produce best practices for creating green meetings and has invited interested parties to contribute.

Southern California Edison Pays Out $1 M for Education

Power company donates money to 10 California community colleges for green education and job training.

'Green Budget' Calls for Ending Tax Breaks for Polluters

Conservationists and public interest groups encourage Congress to cut $20 billion in spending and invest in a green economy.

University, CH2M Hill Create Sustainable Road Design Specs

Greenroads rating system seeks to recognize companies using sustainable methods and provide a catalog of ideas for greener practices.

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