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Siemens Makes Skyscrapers Greener

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Siemens is making the world's second tallest office building even greener. Representatives of Taipei 101 and Siemens recently signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for the installation of Siemens Navigator, a cloud-based energy and sustainability management platform for buildings. Located in Taiwan's capital of Taipei, Taipei 101 is the world's second tallest office building with a height of 508 meters. Completed in 2004, the skyscraper is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.

The Point of Impact: Empowering Champions for a Better World

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Forces of change within generations, approaches to philanthropy, and giving sector technology have collided at a point of impact where results-focused giving with measurable impact is no longer a shift, but a reality. The wider giving community agrees that impact is the point, and that measuring outcomes is a key to more effectively achieving missions and making progress toward the changes we want to see in our world. 

Talk with Green Guy Show - Interview with Mayor Jim Brainard, Co-Chair, U.S. Conference of Mayors - Energy and Environment

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of the "Talk with Green Guy" radio talk show on AM640 WGST and iheartradio in Atlanta.  

Shows air every Sunday at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Environmental Protection Agency Aligns EPCRA Chemical Compliance Rules with UN Globally Harmonized System on Hazardous Materials

EPA Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, OSHA Hazard Communication Standard chemical regulations now both aligned with UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
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Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made an amendment to their Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) final ruling. The EPCRA was established in 1986 with the purpose of helping communities plan for and prevent chemical emergencies. The amendment to chemical regulations and compliance guidelines became effective on June 13, 2016. Companies are required to comply by January 1, 2018.

Introducing the Arc House

Living large in 432 square feet of master-crafted comfort.
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GREEN BUILDER MEDIA and Shelter Dynamics have teamed up to introduce the Arc House, the latest in Green Builder Media’s forward-thinking VISION House series. This innovative “tiny home” integrates many facets of sustainability into one compelling, compact package, taking the concept to the next level with its unique form, craftsmanship and functionality.

Sands ECO360 Report | Resource conservation

By implementing responsible practices and cutting edge technologies, we can reduce our natural resource consumption and improve the experience of our guests and Team Members.
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Our safeguarding of natural resources, such as energy and water, is the cornerstone of our environmentally responsible operations. Years of conservation experience have enabled us to establish a robust energy management process, through which we set annual reduction goals for our properties based on five-year emissions targets. The sustainability and facilities teams research new ideas and test available technologies to identify conservation opportunities, subsequently managing their implementation and evaluating performance.

7 Key Takeaways from the RY2015 Conflict Minerals SEC Filings

Companies can utilize Conflict Minerals Reporting as an opportunity to thoroughly investigate their supply chains, create value-sharing and mitigate risk by getting to know their suppliers throughout the supply chain.
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Last week, Source Intelligence released “Conflict Minerals Reporting. A Deeper Look into RY2015 SEC Filings.” The report provides an in-depth analysis of benchmarking data from over 1200 Conflict Minerals Reports submitted by public companies, in accordance with Dodd Frank Act Section 1502.

Restaurant Corridor at The Park Earns LEED® Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

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
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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.

U.S. Mayors Break Bad on Building Code Backslide

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.
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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.

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