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Proven, existing efficiency technologies -- in everything from lighting to climate control and more -- can unlock the untapped reserves of efficiency gains buried in many real estate holdings, according to a new report.
December 24, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
That's Muhtar Kent, the CEO of Coca-Cola, on the right. On the left is a polar bear. I caught up with Muhtar Kent at COP15, where he was one of a few Fortune 500 CEOs to show up in an effort to influence the climate talks.
December 17, 2009 by Marc Gunther
Energy efficiency giant Johnson Controls has joined The Climate Group, the international nonprofit focused on finding smart policies and technologies to cut global emissions and advance development of a low-carbon economy.
December 16, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
Today, the most famous building in San Francisco is also one of the most environmentally friendly in the country. The Transamerica Pyramid building has achieved a LEED Gold certification.
December 11, 2009 by Gavin Newsom
It's been an interesting several days on the green building policy front. Is the glass half empty or half full? I'm an optimist, so I opt for half full, but you be the judge.
December 11, 2009 by Leanne Tobias
During the past several years, the word "green" has taken on new meaning and usage as it has quickly entered the business vernacular in its many forms. What does it mean to select, design and operate a business in the era of green?
December 3, 2009 by Carrie Langford
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA launches a comprehensive resource today to guide cities and countries, step by step, through the process of greening their communities.
December 3, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
Sixty-one percent of small and medium enterprises say the recession has had no impact on their environmental policies, while the balance are divided on whether the downturn has hobbled or spurred their green plans, a new UK survey reports.
November 30, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
As 2009 sputters to an end, it's perhaps unsurprising that we're in the midst of a torrent of studies and findings that all offer some roadmap of where to go from here.
November 30, 2009 by Joel Makower
The first 24 hours of Greenbuild 2009 brought a flurry of announcements, including the latest version of the Living Building Challenge standards, the largest city-sponsored residential solar financing program in the country, and a big push from Electric lighting control firm Lutron to revamp its technologies to take advantage of potential energy savings and smart grid development.
November 11, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
The Green Building Market and Impact Report, released this morning by GreenerBuildings.com, measures the beneficial impacts that LEED-certified buildings have on energy, water, worker productivity and more, and charts the growth of the green marketplace in the coming years.
November 5, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
Chipotle Mexican Grill is installing solar panels at 75 restaurants over the next year, the company said today, while Dell announced that it has completed a solar project at its headquarters.
October 20, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
Between fiscal years 2007 and 2009, P&G reduced its waste disposal by 30 percent, energy use by 11 percent, greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, and water consumption by 13 percent, according to its latest sustainability report titled, "Designed to Matter."
October 19, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
The rule will cover about 14,000 power plants, refineries and factories that produce large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, requiring them to install the most up-to-date pollution control devices.
October 6, 2009 by ClimateBiz Staff
Fuel switching and a shift to renewable energy allowed health care company Abbott to cut its coal and oil consumption by 15 percent last year across its global operations, relative to 2006 levels. When normalized against sales, which have grown since 2006, the decline in the company’s coal and oil use is even greater: a 35 percent reduction.
October 2, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
A management consulting firm released a new report outlining the steps any company can take to get on the path toward environmental sustainability. How many of these has your firm already accomplished?
September 30, 2009 by Matthew Wheeland
A combination of data center energy efficiency, renewable energy and promotion of more environmentally friendly behavior will be used to cut eBay’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2012.
September 22, 2009 by ClimateBiz Staff
A near-Herculean effort, Newsweek's new list of the greenest companies in the S&P 500 Index may be imperfect -- and are sure to be debated -- but they may also be the best effort to date to assess the mainstream corporate marketplace in the U.S.
September 21, 2009 by Joel Makower
One of the automaker's oldest and largest plants, shuttered in 2007, will be converted to making solar panel and energy storage technologies, and could create as many as 4,000 jobs.
September 14, 2009 by Andrew Donoghue, BusinessGreen.com
Version 2.0 of the California Sustainability Alliance's Green Leases Toolkit was released yesterday, providing help to tenants and landlords of commercial real estate overcome obstacles to greening their office space.
August 13, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
Gills Onions, a large-scale onion processor in Oxnard, Calif., is unveiling a first-of-its-kind method of turning waste from business operations into electricity and major cost savings.
July 17, 2009 by Matthew Wheeland
As both a response to and a driver for the greening of the hospitality industry, the travel group's 2010 TourBooks will point out which lodging options for its 51 million members are certified green.
July 14, 2009 by Matthew Wheeland
Retailers that put green practices to work at their facilities can save tens of millions of dollars a year by managing resources and waste more aggressively, according to SSA & Company.
July 1, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
In theory, free money in the form of grants, rebates and incentives to help businesses become more efficient is everywhere. But in reality, how do you get your piece of the pie?
May 17, 2009 by Sarah Fister Gale
Building retrofits, green jobs and public transit are the three keys to making the country's cities more sustainable, and although many cities are getting underway with these projects, much progress is needed quickly, according to a new report from Living Cities.
May 7, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors