Architects, designers, and contractors are now commonly engaged in new construction, renovation and redesign projects intended to have smallest environmental and climate footprint possible. The factors that contribute to “green buildings” are fairly intuitive: energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, reduced water consumption, utilization of recycled materials, and low-emitting building materials and maintenance products. Building codes, owner specifications, and market demand are driving this trend around the world.
India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world, accounting for 6.8 percent of global CO2 emissions. At the 2015 United Nations Convention on Climate Change, India signed the Paris Agreement and committed to reducing CO2 emissions 35 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 emission levels. Since then, the Indian government has introduced emissions control measures for power plants and tighter vehicular emission standards, while calling on businesses to reduce emissions.
For the fourth consecutive year, PANDORA has been honoured at the JNA Awards – the most prestigious international awards in the jewellery industry. This year PANDORA has been awarded ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year.’
The renowned JNA Awards gathered some of the industry’s shining examples to a gala event in Hong Kong. Established to recognize best practices within the jewellery and gemstone community the awards focus on promoting companies who demonstrate brilliant leadership and innovative thinking.
New guidance streamlines dual certification for green building projects pursuing both WELL™ and LEED
April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced alignments between the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and LEED that will make it easier for green building projects pursuing dual certification. IWBI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have identified specific credits whereby submitted documentation will be recognized by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for both LEED and WELL. This alignment saves project teams the time and costs, and reduces documentation.
We recognize that water stress, water quality and water access are critical global issues. As a result, we’re constantly working to minimize water use at each of our sites around the world. At our LEED Platinum® certified Kalyani Vista building in Bangalore, India, we’ve reduced our on-site potable water usage by 40%. We’ve also taken action to reduce water consumption at our headquarters in California, which is experiencing a multi-year drought.
U.S. Green Building Council issues LEED in Motion: Venues report – Features impact LEED and green practices have on venues’ triple bottom line
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) and PPG Paints Arena were recognized today for their sustainability efforts in embracing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certifications in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED in Motion: Venues report. Both venues are managed by AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG.
All certification information in SCS Green Product Guide will be showcased on origin.build, an International Material Data Hub
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services is constantly seeking innovative ways to add value to their client offering and create ROI for sustainable product certifications. Key certifications such as Indoor Advantage™ Gold, FloorScore®, Recycled Content, Health Product Declarations (HPD), and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are not easily searchable for specifiers and building industry professionals.
The Use of LEED® Building Standards In the Colleges and Universities Market
MADISON, Wis. February 9th, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today Leonardo Academy, Inc. The Sustainability Experts®, released a survey report about the use of the LEED® green building rating system among colleges and universities in the United States.