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1 Million Steps to a Greener World


Use a programmable thermostat. Actually read your water bill. Keep plants in your work station. Visit a farmers market in your area.

Green Builder Media Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Home of the Year Awards

Green Builder® Magazine honors sustainable building project award winners for 2014
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SEATTLE, Wash., December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, recently announced the winners of its 7th Annual Green Builder Home of the Year Awards. A total of nine projects were selected to represent this year’s best green projects chosen by judges in a completely online process.

The Latest Green News from Green Builder Media

November 13, 2014 Edition

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.

Interview: Ingersoll Rand's Scott Tew Discusses Climate Commitment at Greenbuild International Conference

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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. 

Green Builder Picks the Five Best Building Ideas This Century (So Far)

Tell Us Your Favorite Green Innovation; Get Entered to Win a $1,000 Lowes Gift Card

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:

Hannon Armstrong’s Sustainable Yield: Financing the Low Carbon Economy


Environmental Finance

Autumn 2014 Cover Story

A Sustainable Yield 

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.

UTC Employees Lead 2014 Green Apple Day of Service Events Around the World

Press Release
  • UTC employees worldwide will volunteer at service projects that enhance the environment of schools. 
  • Event promotes awareness of the importance of Green schools for the health and academic success of students
  • UTC is a founding sponsor of the US Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

Xizi Otis Chongqing Plant Earns LEED® Gold Certification


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.

USGBC Selects Cbre For 2014 Best Of Building Award

CBRE’s Global Energy & Sustainability LEED Team Chosen as “Best Real Estate Services Contractor”
Press Release

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.

A Quick Snapshot of AECOM's Sustainability Initiatives


Want a quick snapshot of AECOM's sustainability initiatives during fiscal year 2013?

Check out the executive summary of the company's recently released 2013 global sustainability report titled "Managing complexity, building better lives."

Have more time? Learn more about AECOM's sustainability initiatives in the full version of the report.



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