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After HQ Scores LBC Certification, Etsy Shares Software to Monitor Building Waste Streams
After HQ Scores LBC Certification, Etsy Shares Software to Monitor Building Waste Streams

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - When Etsy began the process of creating a new global headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, it saw an opportunity to drive change, to set a new standard for sustainable construction and design and to create a space that reflected its values, especially those related to community, craft, and sustainability.

Dow Chemical Company to Support Habitat for Humanity Construction Project in Colombia
Dow Chemical Company to Support Habitat for Humanity Construction Project in Colombia

PRESS RELEASE - The Dow Chemical Company, now in its 35th year of supporting Atlanta-based nonprofit Habitat for Humanity, recently announced that Colombia will be the site of one of the builds that the two organizations collaborate on this year. The project in Tenjo, just outside of the capital of Bogotá, is unique in that it will be a pilot project for 2017 that uses the company’s polyurethane materials in PVC panels that will form the structure’s walls.

Report Explores Myriad Circular Economy Benefits for Built Environment
Report Explores Myriad Circular Economy Benefits for Built Environment

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Discussion surrounding circular business models (CBMs) is often focused on manufacturing, packaging and consumer goods, where significant change is already underway, yet closed-loop systems have the potential revolutionize the built environment.

AT&T Brings Smart Cities Living Lab to Dallas
AT&T Brings Smart Cities Living Lab to Dallas

CLEANTECH - AT&T has expanded its Smart Cities program by partnering up with the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) — a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the City of Dallas — to launch the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab. Dallas is one of eight cities participating in the AT&T Smart Cities spotlight cities initiative and seeks to implement the company’s smart cities framework to develop and apply a holistic strategy to address some of its most significant challenges.

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Tarkett, Sustainable Minds Partner to Boost Transparency for the Built Environment
Tarkett, Sustainable Minds Partner to Boost Transparency for the Built Environment

COLLABORATION - Sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions leader Tarkett is the latest brand to embrace transparency with the launch of a new product catalog that could help drive the use of sustainable building materials towards the mainstream for the construction industry.

UPS Joins the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
UPS Joins the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor Kasim Reed announced recently that the city of Atlanta continues to lead the country with 111 million square feet of building space committed to reducing energy and water usage through the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge. UPS is the latest partner to join the challenge and has committed to reducing energy and water usage in more than one million square feet of commercial building space. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge has a goal to reduce energy and water consumption by at least 20 percent in participating buildings across Atlanta by the year 2020. To date, the City of Atlanta has already achieved its 20 percent water reduction goal, and has reduced its energy consumption portfolio by 17 percent.

Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact
Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact

PRESS RELEASE - Ten companies and organizations, two partnerships, and three individuals today will receive 2017 Climate Leadership Awards for their accomplishments in reducing greenhouses gas emissions and addressing climate change. The awards, now in their sixth year, are a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry. The awards are being presented this evening at the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference in Chicago. This year’s awardees represent a wide array of industries including finance, consumer products, retail, aviation, and technology, plus federal and local government.

New Study Links 'Green' Buildings to Higher Cognitive Function
New Study Links 'Green' Buildings to Higher Cognitive Function

NEW METRICS - Can better thinking and better health be found in green-certified buildings? New research says yes. Both indoors and out, the built environment plays a critical role in our overall health and well-being. This is especially true as about 90 percent of our time is spent indoors, and buildings have the ability to positively and negatively influence human health. Now, a new study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment and SUNY Upstate Medical University has found a link between green buildings and improved cognitive function.

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3M Canada is First Canadian Organization to be ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certified
3M Canada is First Canadian Organization to be ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certified

PRESS RELEASE - 3M Canada has become the first organization in Canada to receive ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certification as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, including energy management initiatives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. This milestone achievement comes after two more 3M Canada facilities received their ISO 50001 certifications earlier this year – a manufacturing plant in Morden, Manitoba (the first ISO 50001 certification in the province) and a commercial building in Montreal, Quebec – joining four other 3M Canada facilities already certified.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit
America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development. Totaling about three acres and nestled in a neighborhood among vacant land, occupied and abandoned homes, MUFI’s urban agrihood features a bustling two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden, and more. Annually, the urban garden provides fresh, free produce to about 2,000 households within two square miles of the farm.

How Tanita Is Using Measurement Expertise to Change Human Eating Habits
How Tanita Is Using Measurement Expertise to Change Human Eating Habits

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Modern global nutritional problems derive from food excess as well as food shortage. Traditionally a first-world problem, obesity is now spreading to developing countries. Individual countries and companies are responding to the Sustainable Development Goal to improve nutrition. One unique employee cafeteria has sparked a huge movement to improve nutrition in Japan.

Shaw to Co-Host 5-City Workshop Series for Sustainability Thought Leaders
Shaw to Co-Host 5-City Workshop Series for Sustainability Thought Leaders

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), alongside the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, BuildingGreen, Google, and several others, will host a national workshop series entitled

Airbnb, SolarCity Partner to Incentivize Members to Switch to Clean Energy
Airbnb, SolarCity Partner to Incentivize Members to Switch to Clean Energy

CLEANTECH - Airbnb has formed another strategic partnership aimed at increasing the environmental benefits of home sharing: Airbnb and SolarCity, the nation’s largest solar power provider, have joined forces to connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy.

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Ford Field Green Team Amps Up its Environmental Game
Ford Field Green Team Amps Up its Environmental Game

PRESS RELEASE - Energy efficiency, lower costs and spectator experience were all factors that led Ford Field to make plans for a greener future. From recycled water to LED lighting, new initiatives at the Detroit Lions stadium should make everyone a fan. Transitioning 650 1,500 watt traditional bulbs to 264 1,400 watt LED bulbs throughout the 1,800,000 square feet building was no easy project, but director of facilities at Ford Field, Fred Reddig, tells how and why the organization is making green investments.

Feathered Friend Helps Launch Green Career
Feathered Friend Helps Launch Green Career

PRESS RELEASE - It was 1983 when an engineer from Michigan met a Yellow-Naped parrot from Honduras. Little did Joe Azzarello know that “Otis” would be a part of the family for 33 years (and counting) and would affect not only his personal life but his career as well. “I’ll admit I had very little environmental sensitivity before I adopted Otis,” said Joe, shaking his head. Kohler’s resident green-building guru is well-known in the industry, but his career started out on a very different path. Joe was working as a mechanical engineer for a power company when Otis came into his life. It was while researching parrots at his local library that Joe became aware of the plight of the bird’s natural habitat.

Shaw Products to Be in Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt Demo Home
Shaw Products to Be in Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt Demo Home

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Floors announces its Life Happens with LifeGuard carpet, Floorté enhanced vinyl plank, and Tuftex area rugs along with turf tile from Shaw Contract’s The Park collection will be showcased in the Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt demonstration home at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles, and will be available for in-person discovery tours for conference attendees on October 5 and October 6. The home will also be available nationwide via the online virtual tour beginning October 5.

REI's New Distribution Center Designed to be Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum
REI's New Distribution Center Designed to be Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum

PRESS RELEASE - REI, the specialty outdoor co-op, has designed its new distribution center to be Net Zero Energy and is pursuing LEED Platinum—the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) rating system. Situated in the Arizona desert, the facility is intended to be one of the world's most sustainable distribution centers. To encourage further innovation, REI is taking an unusual approach and will make the design information of this facility available to the public, so that others can advance the parameters of sustainable design. REI is driving sustainability and efficiency at its new distribution center in several new ways:

Philips Lighting Launches New Sustainability Program 2016-2020 ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’
Philips Lighting Launches New Sustainability Program 2016-2020 ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’

PRESS RELEASE - Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced the launch of its new five-year sustainability program ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’ during the Climate Week NYC. This is the first time Philips Lighting has set sustainability goals as a standalone, listed company, building on the long legacy of Philips’ world class performance in sustainability and its EcoVision programs.

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Timberland Unveils Restoration Project in First City of its Five-Year Urban Greening Commitment
Timberland Unveils Restoration Project in First City of its Five-Year Urban Greening Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - Stratham, NH based outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland, opens its first completed project in its five-year commitment to create and restore urban green spaces starting with New York City. In partnership with local nonprofit GrowNYC, Timberland and volunteers transformed a vacant lot in the Mott Haven Neighborhood of South Bronx, New York into a vibrant community garden. The restoration project came full circle with a service event that kicks off Timberland’s busy fall season of service, and also commemorates 9/11; something Timberland has done each year since September 11, 2001 when employees volunteered at a Bronx elementary school as tragedy struck.

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