New Walmart headquarters to bring In natural light

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon has announced to employees that the company plans to do away with the “inefficient” current campus of its corporate headquarters – a sprawling collection of more than 20 buildings in Bentonville, Ark. – and replace it...

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Pinewood Forrest to be first large-scale all-geothermal community in U.S.

Pinewood Forrest, a new, innovative urban community in Fayetteville, Ga., has announced plans to become the first large-scale fully geothermal community in the country. Every single-family home and townhome in the community, which is currently under construction, is being outfitted...

Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020

While 100 percent renewable energy mandates are making slow and uneven progress at the state level, the movement toward 100 percent renewables is quickly adding more cities and corporations, reports PV Magazine. As the latest, Citigroup has made a pledge...

Poll: New Jersey voters favor renewable energy over natural gas

New Jerseyans of both political parties overwhelmingly support renewable energy like wind and solar and agree the state should adopt a goal of having 80 percent of the state's energy come from such sources, according to a new poll by...

Georgia Power to incentivize renewable energy for commercial, industrial customers

Georgia Power has announced a new renewable energy program for its commercial and industrial customers. Under Commercial and Industrial Renewable Energy Development Initiative (C&I REDI), customers that sign up for the program will receive hourly credits matching actual production and...

Canadian report recommends nationwide retrofit strategy to cut emissions from large buildings

A new report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) delivers a detailed roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings like office towers, recreation centers, hospitals, arenas and schools across the country. CaGBC's A Roadmap for Retrofits in...

Bank of America: $12.6B in environmental investments created 40,000 jobs

The $12.6 billion Bank of America’s various business units invested from 2013 to last year supported almost 40,000 jobs, contributed almost $15 billion to GDP and generated close to $30 billion in total economic output, according to a report from...

USGBC wants YOU to attend Green Business Boot Camp

It is an exciting time in the green industry.  The U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Economic Impact Study recently found that the green construction growth rate is rapidly outpacing that of conventional construction.

Survey: 84 percent of residents say living in green apartment important

A new survey of more than 2,800 U.S. apartment residents indicates that 84 percent of respondents say living in sustainable/green homes is important to them, and 85 percent believe living in sustainable/green homes is beneficial to their health. In its...

ASHRAE launches global training center in Dubai

ASHRAE celebrated the grand opening of its new Global Training Center in Dubai. The center will serve ASHRAE members and other building systems professionals in the Gulf Region and surrounding areas, according to the organization. “ASHRAE and our members are...

Clinton to speak at Greenbuild 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions have announced that former President Bill Clinton will delivery a special keynote address at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.  The keynote will take place Thursday, Nov.

Report: World energy demand to plateau from 2030

The world is approaching a watershed moment as energy demand is set to plateau from 2030, driven by greater efficiency with the wider application of electricity, according to a new study. Also, a rapid decarbonization of the energy supply is...

New Energy Opportunities Network expands to Europe

With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies across Europe are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. To help accelerate the pace, Schneider Electric is expanding the reach of the New Energy Opportunities (NEO)...

ASHRAE opens registration for developing economies conference

ASHRAE, in partnership with ASHRAE India and the Delhi Chapter of ISHRAE, has opened registration for the Developing Economies Conference. The event, set for Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, in Delhi, India, will operate under the theme “Trends, Opportunities and...

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 12 projects for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. Several of this year’s winners have been noted for their green and sustainable approaches. The program...

Adobe India campus using 100% renewable energy

Adobe India has announced that its Bengaluru campus is now among the first in the state of Karnataka to meet 100 percent of its power consumption requirements through renewable energy. As part of the digital developer’s initiative, Adobe has signed...

California legislature approves landmark PACE consumer protections

The most successful energy-efficiency financing program in history has become even better, experts say, as the California Legislature approved a comprehensive consumer protection, underwriting and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), according to a release. The measure has...

Sydney buyers showing appetite for environmentally-friendly apartments

Home buyers in Sydney, Australia, are showing their green side as the appetite for environmentally-friendly apartments grows, experts say. And it’s not just owner-occupiers behind the trend, reports Domain. Unlike most investors, who purely chase financial returns, Blue Mountains couple...

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex, Huggies and Depend, plans to purchase 245 MW of output from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma, a new approach for the company in how it powers its operation. The company...

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