Why do some green buildings perform as designed or better, while others might barely make the grade, even if certified? It turns out that even the most sustainably designed, intelligent building is only as smart and green as the people who occupy and operate it.
Arun Majumdar, the director of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, lays out the audacious goals and the tough budgetary realities of the U.S. Department of Energy unit that's best known by its acronym ARPA-E.
Michelle Moore is on a green mission. The federal environmental executive with the Council for Environmental Quality offers an insider's view of President Obama's Green Gov Challenge and government efforts to rein in energy use in a conversation with GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower.
Although Seth Goldman says the company is still his baby, the planned full acquisition of the organic tea company will be another interesting experiment in how a smaller company can help shape the values and performance of its much bigger owner.
As head of the Carbon War Room, Jigar Shah has a gigaton-sized challenge ahead of him; and though he's plenty frustrated at the slow pace of progress to date, but sees some rays of light in getting business on board with major emissions-reduction efforts.
At the State of Green Business Forum in Washington, D.C., Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz talked about how his company strives to embed corporate social responsibility, sustainability and authenticity into their operations and products in a candid, edgy and at times rollickingly funny conversation with GreenBiz Senior Writer Marc Gunther.