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Operating vs Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: The Difference and Why It Matters
Operating vs Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: The Difference and Why It Matters

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The tremendous work to reduce operational carbon from buildings in recent years can be seen in the rise of net-zero energy buildings. But without a comparable focus on reducing embodied carbon in construction materials, that work will not lead to the hoped-for mitigation of climate change.

Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future
Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In the months and years to come, the real estate sector must play a critical role in creating a decarbonized environment — helping society prepare, respond, re-enter and ultimately re-imagine a sustainable future.

Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment
Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In order to achieve 2030 sustainability goals, company leaders must think beyond "sustainability," and challenge built environment teams to strive for net-positive impacts, net-zero energy and zero waste.

Using Built Environment Strategies to Achieve 2030 Sustainability Goals
Using Built Environment Strategies to Achieve 2030 Sustainability Goals

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As a CSO or COO of a company striving for sustainability, what contribution can you expect of your built environment team? That’s the question we address in this first of a series of articles about decarbonization, regeneration and circularity in the built environment.

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Q&A: Shaw Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic
Q&A: Shaw Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When business as usual ground to a halt this year, companies such as Shaw saw the opportunity to innovate to find new ways to help communities and the spaces in which they live and work.

The Great Indoors: Creating a Nurturing Habitat for People and Planet
The Great Indoors: Creating a Nurturing Habitat for People and Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - We spend 90% of our time indoors, and that was before a global pandemic forced many of us to turn our living environments into our offices, schools and gyms. So, what is the key to creating nurturing indoor habitats?

‘Modern Metropolis’: Newsy Docuseries Examines the Collaborations Creating Sustainable Cities
‘Modern Metropolis’: Newsy Docuseries Examines the Collaborations Creating Sustainable Cities

COLLABORATION - A systems mindset illustrates how we're better together, how we're all connected, how a rising tide lifts all boats. That shift in thinking became evident as we documented the City of Cincinnati’s work to transform itself into a sustainable, "Modern Metropolis."

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here, Purpose Built Communities president Carol Naughton discusses how sustainability and designing for resiliency can help to end intergenerational poverty, strengthen economically diverse communities and aid in neighborhood revitalization.

Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste
Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste

WASTE NOT - Schott Design’s product exchange program, SchottXchange, goes beyond its carpet reclamation and recycling efforts on its projects to facilitate the reuse of items within or between buildings, diverting materials from the landfill.

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Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America
Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UNEP’s Innovation for Sustainable Lifestyles Competition sees college-level entrepreneurs developing solutions in the areas of transportation, building and food to help the region rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature
WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As governments and businesses look to rebuilding the global economy post-pandemic, a new study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that ‘nature-positive’ solutions can create 395 million jobs by 2030.

Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure
Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - ECOncrete has created a unique line of concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and marine infrastructure; while increasing their strength and durability.

Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19
Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19

COLLABORATION - The social good relationship platform is donating its services in May and beyond in a bid to reach those affected by the crisis — and seeking corporate donors for the nationwide campaign.

The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood
The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Across the country and around the world, thousands of buildings use FSC certification as a way to ensure that the wood materials used support responsible management of forests, keeping them intact and healthy for the people and animals who depend on them.

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26 World-Changing Ideas: Improving Everything from Food to Health to Materials to Transport
26 World-Changing Ideas: Improving Everything from Food to Health to Materials to Transport

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - How nice to stop thinking about COVID for a minute and revel in the potential of some truly groundbreaking creations! Here are some of Fast Company’s most recent list of 26 World-Changing Ideas that we’re especially excited about …

What Being a B Corp Has Meant for Our Brand
What Being a B Corp Has Meant for Our Brand

WALKING THE TALK - Consumers are demanding more from the companies they buy from, and those who don’t adapt to these new standards will be rightfully left behind. B Corps need to set an example by making the triple bottom line more than a requirement for their certification.

Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design
Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new book, "Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism," highlights centuries-old technologies that provide a powerful toolkit for sustainable architecture and design in the modern age.

Igniting the Healthy Building Materials Movement: A Conversation with Perkins and Will
Igniting the Healthy Building Materials Movement: A Conversation with Perkins and Will

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Here, Mary Dickinson, co-director of Perkins and Will’s Material Performance Lab, sheds light on the firm’s efforts related to the environments in which we live, work and play; the market drivers for those initiatives; and the challenges and keys to success along the way.

Tools for Healthy Buildings — at All Price Points
Tools for Healthy Buildings — at All Price Points

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Healthy Building Network’s HomeFree initiative helps leaders in affordable housing "do better" through scientific guidance and educational resources. The following insights from Billy Weber, HBN’s Collective Impact Director, were taken from a recent webinar, hosted by Shaw.

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Building, Heal Thyself: Welcome to the Era of Truly Smart Buildings
Building, Heal Thyself: Welcome to the Era of Truly Smart Buildings

CLEANTECH - Smart building features once seemed like nice-to-haves, but they’re rapidly becoming need-to-haves. Facilities that are at a competitive disadvantage are not going to catch up by making operators smarter. The operators are already smart, and they don’t have time to deal with dumb buildings.

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