New 'arc' Platform Will Drive Green Building Performance – CleanTechnica

Buildings Published on October 11th, 2016 | by Important Media Cross-Post October 11th, 2016 by Important Media Cross-Post  Originally published on Green Building Elements.By Dawn Killough A new online platform, arc, announced at this year’s Greenbuild conference, will allow buildings to measure their energy performance against several green building rating systems, benchmark energy use against […]

Interview with Barbra Batshalom, Founder of Sustainable Performance Institute

For U.S. businesses, 1987 marked a watershed for sustainability reporting. That year the chemical industry began making mandatory updates to the Toxics Release Inventory, after which corporations of all stripes rushed to make environmental safety and other responsibility practices more transparent. By the time KPMG conducted its 2013 Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting, the global […]

A Soaring Environmental Education Center Sets an Example of High Performance

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) held the first National Scout Jamboree in 1937, when thousands of Scouts converged on the Washington Mall for 10 days of learning and activity. Since 2013, the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve has served as the permanent home of the quadrennial events. There, the Mithun-designed environmental education center known […]

Brittany Peers: Residences by French architect Patrice Bideau feature high performance envelopes.

The Brittany region of France has been populated since ancient times, thanks in part to the area’s benign environment. The temperate yet rainy climate could be likened to America’s Pacific Northwest. Extending that comparison to a finer grain, the Bay of Biscay is the France’s Salish Sea and the island-dotted Gulf of Morbihan equates the […]

UL Environment Cites Transparency and Performance as Top Trends in New … – Sacramento Bee

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 11, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new white paper published today by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), explores current and projected trends in green product certifications, building programs, and construction codes, underscoring the value both of transparency and performance-based metrics in sustainability leadership. (Logo: The paper, “Driving […]