Green Building

Cresa, JLL tell owners and tenants how to drive energy efficiency together

Written November 19th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, News
Cresa, JLL tell owners and tenants how to drive energy efficiency together

The commercial landlord-tenant relationship can be adversarial, with split incentives and other hurdles to implementing energy efficiency upgrades. Two real-estate pros share their experiences from the front lines of sustainability and offer their advice for fostering collaboration. Read the rest of this entry »

Green building movement leader tells critics: “Bring it on”

Written November 14th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, News
Green building movement leader tells critics: “Bring it on”

The head of the United States Green Building Council tore into critics of LEED this morning in his opening keynote to Greenbuild 2012. He rallied an army of architects, planners and builders with a battle cry of “we are right.” Read the rest of this entry »

@ Greenbuild 2012 Agenda Editor’s Picks

Written October 29th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
@ Greenbuild 2012 Agenda Editor’s Picks

Denis Du Bois will be at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco. So many sessions, so few days. Here are his suggested sessions and events. What’s on your schedule? Read the rest of this entry »

Should it be so easy to build green? The USA Today face-off with USGBC

Written October 24th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
Should it be so easy to build green? The USA Today face-off with USGBC

In the U.S. building industry, is it too easy to be green? USA Today reporter Thomas Frank says yes; USGBC top executive Rick Fedrizzi invites critics to take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleantech Open Announces 2012 Finalists

Written October 11th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Business, Green Building, News, Renewable Energy
Cleantech Open Announces 2012 Finalists

If the cleantech sector has an Academy Awards, the Cleantech Open is it. Cleantech startups from around North America are gathering this week to learn which lucky teams will represent their regions in the national Cleantech Open business competition in November, 2012. Denis DuBois attended the Pacific Northwest region’s judging and awards party in Portland, Oregon, to get a taste of the action. Read the rest of this entry »

Silicon Valley Joins Washington DC to define Market for Energy 2.0

Written May 17th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Business, Green Building, Opinion
Silicon Valley Joins Washington DC to define Market for Energy 2.0

The Smart Grid needs Silicon Valley and the traditional ‘cleantech’ now demands ‘cleanweb.’

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Nanoscale Lighting Innovations Change Equation for Cost and Color of LEDs

Written May 8th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, News
Nanoscale Lighting Innovations Change Equation for Cost and Color of LEDs

What will it take for light-emitting diodes to achieve critical mass in the lighting marketplace? The biggest obstacles have been cost and cast. These futuristic nanofiber and nanoparticle technologies could overcome both.

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LEED-Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark

Written March 27th, 2012 by
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LEED-Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark

The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned certification in the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The latest addition joins more than 137,000 LEED registered and certified projects, homes, communities and neighborhoods worldwide.

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Chicago: A City’s Ambitions to be America’s Greenest

Written December 1st, 2011 by
Categories: Green Building, Podcasts, Radio Programs
Chicago: A City’s Ambitions to be America’s Greenest

When it comes to buildings, Chicago has already done “tallest, biggest, and longest.” Now Chicago wants to be the “greenest”. We’ll find out how they’re raising the bar for all the other cities aiming for that same distinction.

Plus: From America’s biggest green-building expo, do-it-yourself 3D energy & carbon modeling — dark sunglasses for buildings — and devices that charge themselves up — all in this edition of Energy Priorities.

Thomas Friedman at Greenbuild 2011: Work within the Political and Economic Constraints

Written November 24th, 2011 by
Categories: Energy Business, Green Building, News
Thomas Friedman at Greenbuild 2011: Work within the Political and Economic Constraints

Thomas Friedman keynoted at the 2011 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Toronto, Ontario. He was joined by USGBC chairman Rick Fedrizzi, CaGBC president Thomas Mueller, Kohler CEO David Kohler, journalist/author Cokie Roberts, and Diesel Canada CEO Joie Adler. Friedman’s message to the audience included a specific course of action to halt damaging geopolitical trends and to put the world on a more sustainable path.

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