With a new-found awareness of the potential of energy efficiency, 2010 promises to be a year of action to green buildings. There are three key factors that get people to act: incentives, funding and solutions that are proven to work.
We know that recommendations coming from Copenhagen will likely take years to have practical effect. Meantime, companies are working to develop their roles in this new era. Shell's climate change advisor David Hone shares his ideas in this Q&A.
Founded three years ago, the Biomimicry Institute has developed a wide range of programs and activities to spread the word about biomimicry, advance research and education, and provide environments for collaboration.
For many years, the idea of sustainable consumption has been embraced by NGOs and others, but widely shunned by business. This is changing fast, and the signs of growing interest are coming from unlikely locations.
No matter how many environmental wins we achieve, the most important change possible is the one that is hardest for businesses and mainstream environmental groups to embrace: Consuming less is the only solution.
As businesses become increasingly strategic about sustainability, using metrics to measure and manage social, environmental and economic impacts has become standard practice. But how companies use that data to guide their activities varies significantly.
The third annual State of Green Business report, released today by GreenBiz.com, tracks 20 facets of green business operations to measure whether firms are moving the needle toward lower-impact and more planet-friendly operations.