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The End of Fossil Fuel Use Will Involve a Complex Mix of Renewables

Although many would like to see a 100 percent solar transition, a less "painful" path will likely involve biomass, wind and other renewable technologies for many years to come.
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Although solar electricity and wind energy are growing by leaps and bounds, they only provide a tiny fraction of today’s electrical demand. As global supplies of fossil fuel resources decline and as concern over global climate change increases, however, solar electric systems could become a major source of electricity, along with wind and a host of other renewable energy technologies. But is there enough solar energy to produce enough electricity to meet our needs?

Parkway Properties Receives Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

Award recognizes energy efficient approach to building improvements at One Orlando Centre that have cut annual energy use by 34 percent
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September 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Trane, a leading global provider of indoor solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, presented its Energy Efficiency Leader Award on Sept. 7 to Parkway Properties, Inc., in recognition of its energy efficient approach to improvements at One Orlando Centre, a 19-story, LEED-certified 365,000-square-foot office building in the city.

Codes and Climate

Codes are designed to keep homeowners and building occupants safe and protected. They play a critical role in protecting the environment as well.
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The connection between codes and the climate may, at first blush, seem oblique. However, the two are intricately connected. Codes are designed to make homes and buildings stronger, safer, healthier, and more durable.  They’re designed to improve performance and energy savings.  And in so doing, codes play a pivotal role not just in protecting lives, but the planet as well.

Ingersoll Rand Selected for the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for Sixth Consecutive Year

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SWORDS, Ireland, September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for a sixth consecutive year. Continued placement on this index series showcases the company’s position as an economic, environmental and social leader among peer companies.

HealRWorld, Sustainable Brands, Geometry Global & PVBLIC Foundation Unite to Rally Global Businesses and Consumers in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals Adopted at the United Nations Last September

Celebrities, Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists Agree to be the Faces of the SDGs for the SustainRWorld Day Campaign
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September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - SustainRWorld Day, which launches September 8th at the United Nations, is an initiative intended to rally the private sector to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by inspiring a movement to make every day SustainRWorld Day and celebrate our measurable progress each year.

Global Witness Exposes Reality of Continued Conflict Minerals Extortion in South Kivu, DRC

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Last month, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu issued a formal statement recognizing adverse issues influencing the fraud and smuggling of conflict minerals in South Kivu. Minister Kabwelulu called for a thorough clean-up of the area’s mining sector.

SCS Global Services Joins Consortium Promoting Product Environmental Transparency

SCS Brings In-Depth LCA Expertise to Program Operator Consortium
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EMERYVILLE, CA, Sep 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier of environmental, social, and quality performance claims, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Program Operator Consortium (POC).  The Consortium is comprised of standards developers and certifiers specializing in the development of Product Category Rules (PCRs) and the certification of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), working together to advan

Everything You Need to Know About Selling & Marketing Green Homes

The green building market is constantly evolving. It’s not enough to know how to build green, successful builders, realtors, and professionals also need to know how to communicate the added value to homebuyers.
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In this webinar, CR Herro, an executive at a national top 10 builder and leader in home innovation, will discuss the reasons, best practices, and lessons learned over the last decade in building, marketing, and selling homes built above code for energy efficiency, durability, health, and comfort.  Through understanding value from a buyer’s perspective, CR will make a case for leveraging better building practices to improve total business performance.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
2:00 pm Eastern

Biophilic Design: An Opportunity to Regenerate Life

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Biophilic design is a conscious discipline, and has the potential to intentionally reconnect people and nature through buildings. Some project teams have tried it out by adding plants and trees or a fountain in their buildings. Stopping there and going no further, these teams miss the power of this new discipline to completely revolutionize the way that we create and design our places. The opportunity of biophilic design is to connect to the particular ecology of the place, to its culture, history and beauty and to create a building that will regenerate life.

Beyond Green, the Skyscraper Moves Toward Intelligence

by Alexander Chavez
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Back in 2011, TAIPEI 101 became the first building of its size to receive LEED Platinum certification in the category Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (EBOM). Its operators have been making improvements ever since. The next step is the implementation of a platform that uses data to enhance energy efficiency.

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