Fifteen years into it, we can say with confidence that the 21st century is a century of thresholds. Climate change is not just a distant threat; it’s happening now. The digital age is not just upon us; it’s actively transforming our lives. The products and systems we’ve selected for our annual Green Builder Hot 50 reflect this convergence, and show how new technologies are helping us respond to unprecedented challenges.
MGM Resorts' Chief Sustainability Officer has been named to a list of the nation's 10 most powerful women in sustainability. Cindy Ortega is on the list, compiled by Green Building & Design magazine, along with Hilary Clinton and corporate executives from companies like Coca-Cola, Google and NRG.
Green Builder Media launches a new site addressing Internet of Things technology and news.
January 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media announces the launch of a new Internet of Things site. The Internet of Things refers to the way that machines and computers now interact, both with each other, and with humans. This synchronization promises to change the way our homes, cars and communications work.
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.