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Las Vegas Project Shows Power of Solar Panels

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The desert-bound city of Las Vegas enjoys average highs of 41⁰C on July days, but drops to a positively frigid 35⁰C in September.  So you can imagine the demands on the regional power grid from air conditioning alone. With a population of just under 2 million – not including the tourists – southern Nevada demands a lot of electricity. We spoke with Chris Brophy, Vice President of Corporate Sustainabilty for MGM Resorts International to see what they’re doing to offset the energy demand on the grid.

AECOM Assists Starwood Hotels – Greening Architecture and Construction Standards

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Managing complexity, building better lives.

AECOM collaborated with Starwood Hotels’ key stakeholders to develop a list of quantitative data to compel owners to invest in the right sustainability measures.

With an already well-established sustainability program in place, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide faced a significant obstacle: What next? Once light bulbs are changed and faucets automatized, how does a hotel company compel owners to invest in the right sustainability measures?

Consumer Electronics Show 2015: An Abundance of Imagination

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I spent last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—an almost overwhelming ocean of innovation—during which 170,000 people converged on Vegas to see the most advanced and ingenious products, technologies, and prototypes that the human mind can comprehend.   This year’s show was as vibrant and interesting as ever, flaunting lofty visions from inventors and entrepreneurs across the globe.

Environmental Sustainability: Cindy Ortega Named Among Most Powerful Women in Sustainability | December 2014 CSR Newsletter

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MGM Resorts' Chief Sustainability Officer has been named to a list of the nation's 10 most powerful women in sustainability. Cindy Ortega is on the list, compiled by Green Building & Design magazine, along with Hilary Clinton and corporate executives from companies like Coca-Cola, Google and NRG.

Ecocentricity Blog - January 2015

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I think we might have ruined the color green. Which is a shame, because it is one hell of a color.
Seriously, stop and think for a second. I’ll wait – I’ve got all day in fact, seeing as you are reading this at your leisure. I advocate for sustainability, so when I say “green,” what do you think?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I bet you think of some marketing campaign by a company espousing its environmentally friendly practices. If not that, you probably just think of a blue recycling bin (oh, the irony). Those are great things and all, but shouldn’t we mean more than that?

Can Houseplants Really Clean the World's Smoggiest City?

CEO uses greenery to filter the filthy New Delhi air that doctors said was killing him.
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On the roof of an office building in India's capital, the world's smoggiest city, Kamal Meattle has a unique tactic for cleaning the air: a greenhouse with 400 common plants, including mother-in-law's tongue.

Meattle, the CEO of Paharpur Business Centre, has 800 other plants spread throughout the building's lower six floors, greening each room and hallway. Their job: remove soot and other chemicals from the often charcoal-colored outdoor air.

The List: 6 Green Trends to Watch For in 2015

Take a peek into the not-so-far future.
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As a journalist, this time of year, my inbox is brimming with trend lists for next year. And from an environmental standpoint, I can tell you that 2015 promises to be a good one. Nearly every industry seems to be trending toward environmental responsibility, holding it as an area of focus for goals set in the coming year.

Take a look some of the trends we’ll see in 2015. From responsible seafood on the menu to greener cars on the roads, next year is exceedingly hopeful from a sustainability standpoint.

Are LEDs Bad For Your Health?

LEDside Chat
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December 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ -'In this series of “LEDside Chats” we will answer the question: Are LEDs bad for your health?

In looking at answers to this question it becomes evident that some LEDs are, and some are not. In order to understand why this is true, it’s important to look at eye physiology and how we can achieve, experience and maintain perfect vision.

To start, let’s take a quick look at how your eye works.

Green Builder Media Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Home of the Year Awards

Green Builder® Magazine honors sustainable building project award winners for 2014
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SEATTLE, Wash., December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, recently announced the winners of its 7th Annual Green Builder Home of the Year Awards. A total of nine projects were selected to represent this year’s best green projects chosen by judges in a completely online process.

Green Builder Media's Vantage: Economical Holidays, Paperless Billing Not So Green?, Sell "Easy Lifestyle"

December 11, 2014
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Climate Update: Are We Making Progress? There has been surprisingly scant news this week about the COP20 climate meetings that are taking place in Lima, but the fragments of intelligence passed along to me by colleagues in attendance indicate that hopes remain high that negotiators are making progress towards a global climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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