Climate: From Loser to Victor With the outcome of the elections last week, it seemed that any meaningful advances in climate action in the U.S. would come to a screeching halt. That is, until President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an historic agreement yesterday to cut carbon emissions, with the goal of impeding climate change and encouraging other nations to take similar ambitious action.
At the recent Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Ingersoll Rand's Scott Tew talked with Joe Crea of the USGBC about the company's recently-announced Climate Commitment. Ingersoll Rand has set specific goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to product offerings and within operations, plus a $500M investment in research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions.
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The building industry is notoriously slow to change, but when the global recession hit a few years ago, smart builders carved a green niche to save their companies. Eco-friendly construction tends to continue, even when times are relatively bad, motivated by the idea of saving money on energy, water, and maintenance.
What's really changed in the past couple of decades? Here's my short list of some of the best and brightest ideas, and why they matter:
With its equity raisings, REIT structure and asset-backed securitisations, Hannon Armstrong is at the cutting edge of financing the transition to a low-carbon economy in the US. Its CEO Jeffrey Eckel tells Peter Cripps why mainstream investors are increasingly embracing its formula of sustainability and strong yields.
CHONGQING, China: The Xizi Otis (Chongqing) Elevator Co., Ltd. factory in Chongqing received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council®. LEED is a global benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings; achieving LEED Gold underscores the continuing commitment by Xizi Otis to China’s green future.
CBRE’s Global Energy & Sustainability LEED Team Chosen as “Best Real Estate Services Contractor”
Los Angeles, September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that it received the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Best of Building award as the “Best Real Estate Services Contractor” for 2014. The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.