The restaurant corridor, including Beerhaus, Sake Rok, Bruxie and California Pizza Kitchen, has been rated LEED® Gold for energy, water and waste reduction, as well as other environmentally sustainable features
LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED® Gold certification (Core & Shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s newly-opened outdoor dining and entertainment district.
America’s mayors delivered a crystal clear message at their June annual meeting: Energy codes protect our homeowners and tenants, our grids, and our Nation.
On June 27 this year, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted Resolution 49 in support of putting America’s Model Building Energy Code–the IECC–on a path of reasonable, but steady improvements toward net zero building construction. Mayors made it clear they do not want the 2018 IECC, which will be finalized this November, to be the first energy code that is weaker than the IECC it updates.
Can greener business practices and smarter living slow our global nose dive toward climate disaster? Our annual Eco-Leaders issue looks at companies and ideas addressing what may be the toughest challenge in human history.
As we move into the second half of 2016, it is important to reflect on the events that we have seen so far in 2016 for supply chain transparency. We saw the global modern day slavery movement enhanced by many regions of the world passing legislation. There have also been new approaches developed by NGO's to tackle slavery in supply chains. The same can be said for conflict minerals. More companies started to take an active approach to identifying the origin of 3TG.
Future homeowners will remain at risk from weather extremes if NAHB continues to block proposals at the 2016 Fall ICC code hearings.
Bloomberg writer Christopher Flavelle, in his behind-the-scenes look at the machinations of updating America’s building codes, found out why only 6 percent of the proposals to strengthen building codes made it through the April committee ICC code hearings intact: The NAHB “enjoys far more influence” on the committees that recommend changes to the 2015 ICC codes. While the ICC members all get a vote on the code changes, they tend to follow committee recommendations.
In 2015, Alliance Data lowered our scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 53% from the previous year. We generated 1 million kilowatts of solar power at LoyaltyOne’s Mississauga, Ontario, customer care center. We got a score of 69 from the Carbon Disclosure Project, as compared to the CDP supply chain average of 60. To learn more about our environmental efforts, check out our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report.