USGBC highlights the role of green buildings in safeguarding communities and the next generation.The green building community is celebrating World Green Building Week with events around the globe that shine a spotlight on the key role of buildings in conserving resources, saving money and creating jobs while providing healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Organized by the World Green Building Council, the week has united 90 nations representing more than 20,000 organizations as they hold conferences, tours, educational events and gatherings that celebrate this year's theme, "Green Buildings for Great Communities."
By this morning, more than 1,600 people have signed up to “Power Down” their information technology on Friday, August 26, as they leave work for the weekend. The “Power IT Down Day” premise is simple – turn off your computer, monitor, printer, and other equipment before you leave the office to help save hundreds of thousands of costly kilowatt-hours. It’s a simple charge – but one that makes a big difference. According to CDW’s 2010 Energy Efficient IT Report, organizations are working harder than ever to reduce energy consumption – and are realizing tangible results:
March 17th 2011 - Sustainability is set to become one of the top three considerations in the purchasing decisions of large UK companies over the next 18 months as the pressure of environmental regulation makes them demand commitment to good environmental practice throughout their supply chain. In London, the Lord Mayor‘s office has launched the Green Procurement Code to offer organisations assistance with ‘greening’ their supply chain and earlier this month BT revealed a new procurement policy that calls for its 6,000 contracted suppliers to measure, report and reduce their carbon footprints.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 1, 2011 – Although building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) are largely untapped compared to other microgeneration solutions, pressing environmental issues are propelling the technology to the forefront. With the alarm bells ringing louder over climate change and global warming, there is growing concern over issues such as energy consumption, pollution and rampant depletion of non-renewable resources.
Washington, D.C. (Sept. 30, 2010) - Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its newest initiative, The Center for Green Schools at USGBC. There are nearly 140,000 schools, colleges and universities in the United States; no one has ever counted the buildings, but thousands are barely built to code. The Center for Green Schools is how USGBC is working toward the ambitious goal of ensuring everyone has the opportunity to attend a green school within this generation. [Read More...]