Green Building CSR News

Green Builder Magazine's Fall 2016 Special Issue Is Available Online

The 7th Edition of the Homeowner's Handbook

Our 7th Edition of the the go-to-green guide for homeowners celebrates solar innovation and new products, and brings you the in-depth information your clients need to know about sustainable construction.

Here's a sample of what's inside:

The Super Solar House. We developed this hot-off-the-press infographic to demonstrate both new and emerging solar technologies coming to your neighborhood.

See our current issue.

Ground Freezing: An Environmentally Friendly and Time-Saving Shoring Option

Company’s shoring technique saves time and costs in construction projects.

SoilFreeze is the only U.S. construction company specializing exclusively in ground freezing services for construction and related industries. The company provides structural shoring, groundwater cutoff, and soil contamination remediation through an innovative ground freezing technique that is more environmentally friendly, lower cost, and saves time compared to other shoring and groundwater cutoff techniques. The technique is demanding, however, and requires extremely reliable, durable refrigeration systems.

An Enlightened Energy Solution for Rural Africa

Mobisol joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to connect 800,000 Kenyans with clean, affordable solar energy
Press Release

Berlin/New York, November 7, 2016 – Solar energy provider Mobisol has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 800,000 people and 50,000 small businesses in Kenya with reliable access to solar energy by 2020. In the process, the Berlin-based company plans to create 150 jobs along its value chain and provide training on solar energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 tons each year.

CodeWatcher: Building Codes Impact Pollution, Climate

2018 IECC code update, why solar can't be traded for thermal envelope, building science innovations for net zero, and more.

Welcome to this edition of Code Watcher, your biweekly newsletter serving up everything you need to know about residential building codes, regs, labels, rules and more.

RSN Reveals Annual Conflict Minerals Rankings in Highly Anticipated Webinar Hosted by Source Intelligence & Ropes & Gray


On Friday Nov 4th, Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of As You Sow, will release their annual Mining the Disclosures report, an in-depth analysis of conflict minerals reporting which ranks 200+ individual companies across 25+ industries in risk mitigation, human rights impact, and reporting quality.

Timberland Cuts Over Half of Emissions Since 2006

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Following the release of data compiled for its Q2 CSR report, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland shared that the company has met and exceeded its 2015 goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This achievement is a part of the company's commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner in terms of its products, the outdoors and communities around the world. Timberland reports the company has reduced GHG emissions by 53 percent, exceeding its target of 50 percent for 2015.

Crane Hoists Made-in-Pueblo Trane Chiller into Place, Bringing Pueblo County Closer to Sustainability Goal

Press Release

PUEBLO, Colo., November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A made-in-Pueblo chiller and other new energy-saving solutions were hoisted into place by crane at the Historic Pueblo County Courthouse this morning. These energy-efficient solutions, which are expected to reduce annual energy costs for the county by $38,000, will bring Pueblo County close to achieving its goal of reducing energy consumption by 5 percent in all county buildings.

GreenMantra Technologies Receives Recycled Content Certification From SCS Global Services

Press Release

Brantford, Canada, November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing producer of high-value synthetic waxes from recycled plastics, recently received certification from SCS Global Services (SCS) for the recycled content of its CeranovusTM wax products.

Building Science Innovations for Net Zero Energy Homes, Part 1

Building science is constantly evolving as building products, systems, and practices become more efficient, durable, and resilient.

In the first part of this webinar series, Easley will identify the critical products and approaches to achieving net zero energy homes. He will offer real world examples to demonstrate cost effective methods to overcome the barriers of achieving high performance structures and discuss the most problematic issues that builders are facing today.

Chicago Rises in Ranking of Green Office Space

by Matt Baker

Chicago has moved up in a ranking of the nation’s largest metropolises on a recent survey of sustainable office space. According to the 2016 Green Building Adoption Index, over 72% of the Chicago market’s qualified commercial space is certified green, up from 63% last year.


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