Knauf Insulation announced that its insulation has now been validated by UL Environment to contain 61.9 percent post-consumer recycled content by weight. According to the company, this is a new industry benchmark. Knauf said it increased the figure by 6.2 percent over the last six months.
Canadian retailers who adopt sustainable business practices are differentiating themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace and also significantly reducing their costs, according to a new report released by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Retail Council of Canada (RCC).
As one of the latest concepts to emerge from the trend toward sustainability, high-performance (HP) buildings are generating a lot of buzz. And the role of HVAC equipment and those who install it is rapidly developing in response to this construction trend.
The IFMA Foundation has announced the release of U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management, a free publication that the organization says offers a comprehensive, practical approach to making sustainability improvements to public- and private-sector facilities based on government guidelines.
Carrier has announced the lineup of speakers for its 11th Global Engineering Conference — called “20/20 the Future in Focus: Rethink. Restore. Regenerate.” — which is scheduled for March 18-20, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Members of the Hatfield Township community place a high value on locally sourced and organic foods and environmental stewardship. As such, planning for the town’s new ShopRite supermarket included making sustainability a priority from product offerings to construction of the store itself — including the choice of refrigeration systems and display cases.
Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm, has announced the acquisition of Fore Solutions, a green building consulting firm that Thornton Tomasetti said will allow it to significantly expand its sustainability consulting services and integrate green objectives across all its practices.