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Owens Corning Insulation Products Are First to Be Certified as Made With 100% Wind-Powered Electricity and Reduced Embodied Carbon

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TOLEDO, Ohio, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced three types of commercial and residential insulation, independently certified as made with renewable energy, are available for specification and purchase. These products represent the first ever to have met the requirements of SCS Global Services’ certification protocol to validate electricity used to make them is 100% wind powered, which, in turn, reduces their carbon footprint.

11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification

GM promotes sustainable development through biodiversity goal
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DETROIT, November 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.

International Well Building Institute Remains Committed to Performance, Because Human Health Demands It

IWBI Reaffirms Commitment to Promote Human Health and Wellness Through Better Buildings, Releases Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL
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NEW YORK, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today released its Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL™, a guide that aims to help manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard™. IWBI used the occasion to reiterate its intention to keep the global WELL Building Standard (WELL) focused on setting design and policy protocols and performance thresholds that buildings and communities should strive to achieve to improve the health of the people in those spaces.  

Heading to Greenbuild? Here’s How to Maximize Your Experience.

Mohawk Group’s Sustainability Manager, Rami Vagal, highlights how to maximize your experience at Greenbuild.
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Fall is finally here (although here in Georgia we seemed to have jumped directly from summer to winter) but the arrival of autumn also means that we are officially into a full conference season.

With so many great industry conferences on the calendar, it can be pretty daunting to juggle all of the schedules and travel plans. Greenbuild is right around the corner and as a show veteran, I would like to share a few tips that may help you maximize your experience.

Architects, Designers, and Specifiers Gain Increased Access to SCS Green Products Guide Through Integration With Origin and Mindful Materials Product Platforms

Certified products now searchable on expanded online network
Press Release

BOSTON, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Greenbuild International Conference and Expo - SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced automated integration of its Green Products Guide certification data into the Origin Material Data Hub and the mindful MATERIALS (mM) green building product transparency platform.

LIXIL and TEPCO Energy Partner Establish Joint Venture to Promote Eco-Friendly Net Zero Energy Houses (ZEH)

LIXIL TEPCO Smart Partners to offer first-of-its-kind service in Japan
Press Release

TOKYO, December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Corporation (LIXIL) and TEPCO Energy Partner, Incorporated (TEPCO EP) have established a joint venture company, LIXIL TEPCO Smart Partners, Inc., to promote the building of eco-friendly net zero energy houses (ZEH)1 in Japan. Business operations will begin on October 1, 2017.

Solving the Sustainable Global Housing Problem

by Emma Kantrowitz
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In the suburb of Hackbridge in South West London, a sustainable social housing movement is taking place. BedZED, the U.K.’s first large-scale “eco-village,” is leading the way in the global movement to improve sustainable social housing offerings.

A Conversation With Michael Bloomberg and Norman Foster on the New Bloomberg London Building

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Michael Bloomberg and Norman Foster discuss the thoughts behind making Bloomberg's new European headquarters in London.

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Bloomberg London Building Opening Highlights: Video & News Round Up

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The opening of Bloomberg's new European headquarter is making media waves:

Video: Bloomberg Unveils New European Headquarters in the City of London

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Mike Bloomberg officially unveiled our spectacular new European Headquarters in the City of London last week. He was joined by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the building’s architect Lord Foster, founder and executive chairman, Foster + Partners. 

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