Green Building News: First BREEAM USA In-Use Awarded, T-Mobile Arena Achieves LEED Gold – Environmental Leader

The first BREEAM USA In-Use certified building is The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks, California. The green building standard, administered by BRE America, measures and monitors environmental performance in existing facilities. BREEAM, which has been used in the UK and Europe for almost two dozen years, launched in the US in June 2016. BRE […]

Eco Fun Fest Spotlights Positive Environmental Solutions For … – Patch.com

CLEARWATER, FL – In an effort to encourage residents to take part in helping the environment, the Pinellas County Solid Waste department will open its doors for a festival. The department will host its first annual Eco Fun Festival on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bridgeway Acres Commons on the […]

Student perspective: Time at camp led to environmental passion – WBTV

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – This is a good read.  A feature article provided to WBTV by Hannah Davis, Catawba College Class of ’17:  As a Rowan County native, Macayla Upright was no stranger to Catawba College when it came time for her to decide where to go after high school. In fact, she can even […]

Finding an environmental solution for the flooding on Washington Boulevard – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Finding an environmental solution for the flooding on Washington Boulevard September 18, 2016 12:00 AM Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette Traffic makes its way along Allegheny River Boulevard through high water at Washington Boulevard. Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette Part of the broken wooden floodgate along the side of Washington Boulevard. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette The scene of deadly flooding on Aug. 19, […]

Sustainability Summit seeks environmental solutions from students – Daily Nebraskan

It’s an event for students interested in helping create a better and more sustainable community for now and for the future. The second annual Sustainability Summit will be held Sept. 6 in the Nebraska Union. The Sustainability Summit will be hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s environmental studies program. The event will kick off with […]

Motivating Eco-Friendly Behaviors Depends on Cultural Values – Environmental News Network

The specific cultural values of a country may determine whether concern about environmental issues actually leads individuals to engage in environmentally friendly behaviors, according to the new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that individual concern is more strongly associated with motivation to act in countries that espouse individualistic […]

BREEAM Issues Technical Manual for US Green Building Market … – Environmental Leader

BREEAM, the leading UK green-building rating system, arrived in the US less than two months ago. This week it issued a technical manual for BREEAM USA In-Use, tailored specifically to the US marketplace. The new standard takes into account the specific legal requirements and government regulations in place and addresses the many nuances affecting the […]

KKR & Co. (KKR) Makes Significant Investment in Resource Environmental Solutions – StreetInsider.com

Get under-the-radar research with StreetInsider.com’s Stealth Growth Insider FREE, with no credit card needed for the first several months of publication. Join here. Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (“RES”), a leader in the ecological solutions market, today announced that global investment firm KKR is making a significant investment in RES to support its next phase of […]

Proposed 'green' music festival stirs environmental skirmish – Los Angeles Times

A proposal to stage “the world’s greenest music festival” in the San Fernando Valley’s Sepulveda Dam Basin has left local environmentalists at odds, pitting activist against activist in a dispute over the future stability of the urban oasis. Environmentalists are arguing over the potential impacts of the three-day event, dubbed AngelFest, on groves and undergrowth […]