Green Building

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.


Despite Worse Winter in 30 Years Compass DataCenters & Balfour Beatty Project Earns LEED Gold by U.S. Green Building Council

Completed Data Center Delivered in 6-Month Timeline
Press Release

Dallas, TX and Shakopee, MN, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Compass Datacenters and general contractor Balfour Beatty Construction have completed construction of Compass’ first data center in the Minneapolis market. The completed data center has been delivered to CenturyLink Technology Solutions.

Call For Entries: Green Builder Home of the Year Awards


In its seventh year, Green Builder® magazine is looking for the best green homes that include sustainable features, innovative design, whole home performance, and integration with the natural environment. Winners will receive coverage in the December 2014 print and digital issues of Green Builder magazine, as well as on

Earth Day Pioneer Denis Hayes’ New Challenge: Greenest Commercial Building in the World

Posted by Christina Nunez
Forty-four years ago today, Denis Hayes convened the very first Earth Day, an event that drew millions to events across the United States and heralded a new global awareness of the need to preserve our natural resources.

7 Steps to a Mainstream Net-Zero House

Debut of integrated heat pump, hydronic air handler and solar hot water heater system helps desert home garner a jaw-dropping -17 HERS rating.

Fortunately for those of us concerned about the planet, net-zero-energy homes are not a new concept—and not even rare. What’s new about houses that produce at least as much energy as they consume is the systems they use to accomplish the goal. And when you can get there with mainstream stuff, you know net zero is coming to a neighborhood near you. 

European Property Experts Launch RenoValue - A Project to Mainstream Green Credentials

Press Release

April 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A group of experts in green building, investment and finance and property valuation have gathered in Brussels marking the launch of a new European programme aiming to further integrate energy performance of buildings into the property valuation process.

AECOM Releases Presentation Outlining Practical Strategies For Developing Resilient Cities

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has posted a presentation that discusses how to reduce vulnerability and enhance competitiveness in order to develop resilient cities.

Turning Risk into Success


Sustainability has evolved beyond a buzz word on Wall Street—it has become a sound investment strategy. In fact, we’re starting to see investors shift funds and focus away from companies that are not developing viable social and environmental policies that appropriately address the financial risk associated with our changing climate and diminishing resources.


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