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WERS Addresses Sustainable Groundwater Practices

The Green Builder Coalition joins forces with the National Groundwater Association.
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The Green Builder Coalition has signed a 2-year agreement with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) on the promotion of sustainable groundwater practices through the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) program.

Fire Resistance Big Asset in Insulation

As this video graphically illustrates, insulation slows fire spread.
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Roxul, a producer of stone wool insulation made from natural stone and recycled slag, hosted a press tour of its Memphis, Tenn., insulation plant in May. Watching the manufacturing process involved in turning rock into insulation was fascinating, and I was impressed with the company’s efforts to reduce waste and mitigate pollution. (Next month’s issue of Green Builder magazine will talk about the company’s environmental initiatives, so stay tuned.) But by far the highlight of the day was a demonstration of the fire resistant quality of Roxul insulation.

SunPower's Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver Solar Panels Earn Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader

Award Reinforces SunPower's Industry-leading Approach to Sustainable, Responsible Manufacturing
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June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ -  Since 2014, SunPower has manufactured a portion of its direct current E-Series and X-Series solar panels to meet Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver standards and now 

What's New With The Living Building Challenge?

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Living Building Challenge 3.1 is the latest release of the LBC Standard. This version is a tweak to the 3.0 iteration, which had major updates and was released in 2014.

Alliance Data 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Company Progress

Activities across All Businesses Demonstrate ‘Data for Good’
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PLANO, Texas, June 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today issued its annual Corporate Responsibility report, which encompasses actions and commitments across the  enterprise, including its corporate headquarters and three lines of business – Alliance Data’s card services business, Epsilon and

A Property Investor’s Need-To-Know Guide for Environmental Risk

by Julie Townsend
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Understanding environmental law and the potential damage to capital value of environmental risk is critical for overseas investors in the UK. Julie Townsend, Senior Director in Environmental Consultancy explains the differences between UK and overseas environmental laws and explains how risks can be minimised or avoided in pre purchase due diligence.

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Understanding environmental law and the potential damage to capital value of environmental risk is critical for overseas investors in the UK. Julie Townsend, Senior Director in Environmental Consultancy explains the differences between UK and overseas environmental laws and explains how risks can be minimised or avoided in pre purchase due diligence.

A Sector-Specific Approach to Modern Day Slavery

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Forced labor generates $150 billion in illegal profits every year. From hazardous conditions in Congo mines to factory workers trapped in bonded labor debt, major companies have faced reputational risks through their supply chain processes.

EHS Software Linked to Business Advantages

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From a survey of over 3,000 corporate managers, LNS Research found that companies using EHS software not only allowed companies to streamline their EHS programs, but also provided many corporate advantages. 75% of companies using EHS software were able to identify points of risk in their operations, versus 34% of companies that did not.

Why I'm Attending the Living Product Expo

Cara Rude, McCool Carlson Green's Director of Interior Design, Shares Why She'll Be Joining Us This Fall
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I couldn’t wait to attend the first-ever Living Product Expo. The Expo was a place to create partnerships with manufacturers, designers, and producers who are passionate about creating regenerative products. I wanted to be part of this material revolution.This year at the Expo, I know that I’ll find more great products that are propelling the building industry toward a healthier place. The companies that participate in the Expo are successful because they are cross-disciplinary and willing to collaborate.

Alliance Urges Builders to Help Prevent Asthma With Proper Home Seal

Green Builder Media's June 23, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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A New Front Opens in the Code Battles The confrontation over resilient construction practices is just a continuation of the age-old battle between those who search for ways to maximize short term profits versus those who choose to deliver lasting value.

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