Articles Tagged with ''green''

Dec. 13, 2011: Green Building Certifications Enhance Opinion of a Business, Says Survey

December 13, 2011
Seventy percent of adults in the United States agree that environmental certification of a company’s facility by a third-party organization such as the U.S. Green Building Council would enhance their opinion of the business, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by Sealed Air’s Diversey business.

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Dec. 13, 2011: Virtual Green Expo Seeks Presenters on Greening Existing Buildings

December 13, 2011
ED+C magazine is currently accepting proposals for speakers for the 2012 Virtual Green Expo now through Feb. 1. Presented by ED+C, Sustainable Facility, The NEWS, and other BNP Media publications, the expo will be held on Aug. 2, 2012, and focus on Greening Existing Buildings.

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Greenbuild Products Cut a Broad Swath

December 12, 2011
Greenbuild is a good fit for a city with pedi cabs and green spaces, like Toronto; in a Canadian province with many ecologically aimed initiatives, like Ontario. The expo itself, which took place Oct. 4-7, fit snugly within the North and South Halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Dec. 5, 2011: Report Says Green Buildings Cost Less to Maintain

December 5, 2011
In addition to emitting less carbon dioxide and using less water, sustainably designed federal buildings cost 19 percent less to maintain, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The results are included in a white paper released by the General Services Administration (GSA).

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LEED for Healthcare Facilities Blends Comfort, IAQ, and Efficiency

October 31, 2011
Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED® program for hospitals and other health care facilities. LEED for Healthcare goes beyond the LEED for New Construction rating system, combining it with strong elements of the Green Guide for Health Care.

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Keeping Green Going

October 31, 2011
Trying to go green — or even stay green — in tough economic times is a challenge. This became especially apparent to me during the month of September when I traveled to a couple of quite diverse industry events.

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USGBC Kicks Off Greenbuild

October 31, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference & Expo kicked off in Toronto with 23,000 delegates from around the world.

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The Great Green Train

October 28, 2011
This year I passed up the options of flying or driving to the Greenbuild event in Toronto, and instead opted to take the train from the Windsor, Ontario, station (10 miles from my home in Detroit) to Toronto and back.

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Shades of Green Make Consumers Crazy

October 24, 2011
Green is driving me crazy. The incessant nattering of a world hawking a green utopia has me up some nights doing research on products, practices, and legislation that promise to save me money, improve my life, and extend the life of the Earth. The problem lies in the definition of green or the lack thereof.

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Project Files: Green University

October 24, 2011
At Ball State University, the objective is to preserve the environment and save money by creating the nation’s largest closed-loop geothermal energy system.

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