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Cupertino Companies Save Energy and Resources With the Green Business Challenge

At the July 7, 2015 Cupertino City Council meeting, Mayor Sinks presented a proclamation to the participating businesses of the City’s Green Business Challenge. by Celina Plaza On a cool Bay Area evening on January 29th, 2015, I took a Cal Train trip to Cupertino, CA, to formally launch Cupertino’s Green …

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Los Angeles Has a Hugely Ambitious Sustainability pLAn – Will it Succeed?

Los Angeles, known for its extensive freeway system and broad boulevards, fast food, car culture, lawn-filled suburbs and smog, is getting serious about sustainability—and the effort includes local and sustainable food and agriculture. When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took office, he created a Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and appointed Matt Petersen …

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Are Industrial Facilities Too Large and Complex for LEED?

by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Manufacturing and industrial facilities operate on a vastly different scale compared to a home, an office building, or even a university campus. Instead, we should compare a factory site or an industrial facility campus to a small city. Intel’s Ocotillo Campus is 682 acres; it’s …

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Keep America Beautiful Releases Workplace Recycling Study Results

by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg   Like everything else in a business setting, measuring workplace recycling efforts and challenges ensures that they will be better managed. So non-profit Keep America Beautiful has released the first wave of data and findings from its “Recycling at Work” study. As you might imagine, office recycling practices …

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Mexico City’s New Airport [VIDEO] Can It Really Be Sustainable?

“… Mexico has really seized the initiative…There will be nothing else like it in the world.” In late 2014 Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) won the international competition to design Mexico City’s new international airport. This one will be one of the world’s …

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Revealed: LEED-Certified Apartments Earn 9% Higher Rents

by GBIG Insight In working with the commercial real estate industry on sustainable and energy efficient (SEE) real estate, one of the most frequent inquiries we receive is: why should I pay to certify my property as “green,” when I can instead use the funds required for certification to better improve …

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Awesome Infographic Shows Benefits of Sustainable Transport

  They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So what about an infographic? Information graphics, or infographics, recently emerged as a highly popular and effective medium for visualizing and sharing information. According to visual.ly, a website that helps users tell their stories visually, an infographic is: data, sorted, …

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Why Planning for Expansion Helps Build Sustainable, Equitable Cities

  Consensus is building around the many benefits of compact cities. Overall, compact cities use fewer resources, produce fewer carbon emissions, and provide better quality of life for their inhabitants than their sprawled counterparts. In rapidly urbanizing countries in the global south, however, many medium-sized cities are expected to double …

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EnergySolutions

The Businessman Who Wants Biodiesel in Every Car in Dubai

by David Thorpe One day, Dubai and the rest of the oil-rich Middle East will no longer be able to take oil from the ground. The economy instead will run on biofuels and renewable electricity. One man knows this and is already succeeding in creating a demand and a market for …

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There’s No Plan B for the Retail Chain That’s Making Its Stores and Supply Chains More Sustainable

by David Thorpe A major retail chain is making exceptional efforts to revamp its stores so that they are much more sustainable. It’s just unveiled the latest of these, in Newcastle. The chain is Marks & Spencer (M&S) and the policy behind the campaign is called Plan A designed to make …

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