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HP, Intel and GE start fund to boost conflict-free minerals
By Jonathan Bardelline

Many electronics companies would like to use conflict-free minerals, but finding suppliers can prove challenging. A new program could make it easier for smelters to become conflict-free.

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500-plus hospitals join forces to green the health care industry
By Leslie Guevarra

A coalition of health care systems issues a six-point agenda on how to transform the industry by tackling waste, runaway energy consumption, lax supply chains and other obstacles to sustainability....Read More

Virginia Tech's Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) in Leadership for Sustainability.


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Outside the Circle of Trust

Why businesses suffer from a trust gap
By Sam Mountford

The corporate world as a whole continues to suffer from a chronic trust deficit among its most important stakeholders. Is it possible for businesses to regain that trust, and what does it mean for ...Read More

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GreenBiz Focus on Buildings

Siemens and Streetline team up for smart parking
By Derek Top

Sensor-enabled parking meters help cities manage traffic flow, reduce emissions and allow for variable pricing....Read More



Now hear this: The Army isn't abandoning LEED
By Rob Watson

You may have read that the Army is abandoning LEED. That's untrue. It's actually greening its buildings even more with a new building code on top of LEED.

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Retroficiency offers a quick solution for building energy audits
By Padma Nagappan

Energy efficiency audits for commercial buildings typically are drawn-out, costly affairs. But an MIT grad has developed software that speeds up the process....Read More

 
More Green Building News Around the Web

U.S. Green Building Council
What's next for LEED?

An update in the process to finalize the latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

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Triple Pundit
Johnson Controls saves $5M in energy costs with efficiency projects

The energy services and solutions company saves millions by eating its own cooking.

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EarthTechling.com
IKEA store in Oregon flips the switch on a solar energy system

Pressing ahead with its green energy initiative, IKEA powers up a 62,500-square-foot PV array in Portland, Ore.

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