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Which Cities Have the Most Green Office Buildings?

San Francisco has the most green office buildings in the US, with 73.7 percent of its office space holding either an EPA Energy Star label, US Green Building Council LEED certification, or both. After placing second on the Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE Group and Maastricht University for the past two years, the […]

How To Evolve Your Sustainability Reporting Process

Reporting sustainability metrics is becoming a widely accepted practice. Regulatory agencies are requiring the reporting of EHS performance data, and more customers, partners, investors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) than ever are requesting that same data. There are numerous benefits to having all the information about metrics in hand. Companies that have consistent, comprehensive data demonstrate […]

Big Banks are Going Green, Environmentally Speaking

The Bank of America says it has plans to be carbon neutral. To do that, it says that it will work to reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, energy use by 40 percent, and water use by 45 percent in its operations across the globe by 2020. In addition, Bank of America says […]

Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

Introduction Energy consumption in hospitals is witnessed in bulk as they are the centers that operate continuously without fail. Hospitals consume energy in various ways to provide different services. With such large energy consumption background, they are the centers possessing great potential for energy savings. An estimate is made that countries like Germany and Netherlands […]

Key Findings: How Facilities Managers are Prioritizing Energy & Sustainability Initiatives

Facilities Managers are more focused than ever on sustainable resource management. As energy costs fluctuate and executive-level pressures to conserve and save mount, Facilities managers are stepping up to the challenges with an increased level of commitment and expertise. The recent report, Facility Managers: Putting Energy & Sustainability Practices to Work, derived from Ecova’s 2016 […]

Shippers Launch Sustainability Rating System, Target Emissions Cuts

As the ocean shipping industry faces increasing pressure to set carbon emissions targets, five global companies have launched a rating system to help shippers choose more sustainable ocean freight carriers. The BICEPS Network — it stands for Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission-reduction with the Power of Shippers — is a joint initiative of five global […]

Grocers planning capital expenditures on refrigeration can capture savings as they spend

It’s the time of year when grocers focus on upgrading or repairing equipment to improve operations, aiming to make the most of allocated capital expenditure budgets. One of their go-to options is a refrigeration system upgrade — a capital expenditure project that can be accomplished in a relatively short time, and without major construction. Plus, […]

Regulations & Standards: Heavy-Duty

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution to reduce the impacts of climate […]

5 Tips for LEED Project Management

Green building certification leads to business benefits such as reduced operating costs and increased building value for owners, developers and facility managers — and this is likely why green building is outpacing overall construction growth in the US. But green building certification such as LEED can be a difficult road to navigate. To help building […]

California Considers Aggressive Carbon Reduction Targets: Why Businesses Outside the State Should Care

More than 175 businesses are backing a California bill that would require the state to reduce carbon emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 — the most aggressive climate target in North America. But the legislation still faces hurdles, not to mention significant opposition from several industry groups, before it can be signed into […]