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How Businesses Can Be Net-zero by 2050

January 17, 2017 by GBIG Insight

 Every business wants to cash in on the green trend these days. But those who are serious about the environment often do it through site-specific environmental achievements, such as net-zero buildings. However, the evolving role of green technology and ever-shifting classifications for net-zero mean that businesses have to take a...[read more]

Key Concepts for Tree-Friendly Design

January 9, 2017 by Leda Marritz

As a consulting arborist, I am often called upon to diagnose and help “sick” trees in a landscape. The primary cause of health problems for many of the trees I look at are related to impacts from a landscape renovation or home remodel. Despite best intentions, many bad things can happen to trees during development or landscaping.Here are...[read more]

Report: Green building advocates worried about movement's future under Trump administration

January 3, 2017 by Construction Dive

Some architects have expressed concern about how President-elect Donald Trump will affect the future of the green building movement.[read more]

New Ways to Speak with Trees for Earth Lovers

December 27, 2016 by Kathryn Thomsen

  What do you think about when you see beautiful trees dripping with lush green loveliness? On your walks in the park or forest do you feel like running up to that big old tree and wrapping your arms around it? Have you tried? Did you look around to make sure nobody was watching? I’m willing to bet there’s plenty others...[read more]

Study: People in green buildings think better, sleep better

December 22, 2016 by Construction Dive

Ongoing research on indoor environmental quality by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has established a link between improved cognition and sleep patterns for occupants of green buildings. The researchers link the gains to better lighting, thermal control, and ventilation.[read more]

Wal-Mart commits to using 50% renewable energy by 2025

December 21, 2016 by Supply Chain Dive

Rob Walton, former Chairman of the Board of Wal-Mart from 1992-2015, recently issued a commentary on CNBC regarding the retailer's commitment to sustainability, and its plan to enlist its supply chain in meeting those goals.[read more]

How Solar Power Can Improve Air Quality in Urban Areas

December 21, 2016 by Brooke Nally

From recycling to hybrid cars, it has gotten cheaper and easier to curb the damage our long-term reliance on fossil fuels has done to the environment. For those of us who live in densely populated areas, we’re reminded of the impact nearly every time we look up at the sky. Layers of smog and trapped, dirty air are becoming more common in cities across the nation.[read more]

Sustainable Practices for City Landlords

December 19, 2016 by Anna Johansson

When it comes to green industries, property management isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind. Landlords and tenants don’t always do an effective job of practicing sustainable behavior, but there is hope. With the right strategies in place, landlords can reduce their carbon footprint and still remain profitable. It’s certainly...[read more]

First multifamily project opens under MA's Workforce Housing Initiative

December 16, 2016 by Construction Dive

Work has started on the 71-unit Gateway North project in Lynn, MA, north of Boston, which is the first development to be funded under MassHousing’s $100 million Workforce Housing Initiative[read more]

Fresh Ideas for Infrastructure

December 16, 2016 by The Dirt ASLA

Self-driving Uber in Pittsburgh / The Washington PostWith President-elect Trump coming into office vowing to raise $1 trillion for infrastructure, many cities and states see a potential bonanza for high-speed rail development, bridge and highway repair, and, hopefully, urban transportation networks. As former Pennsylvania governor Ed...[read more]

ConEd Brooklyn-Queens non-wire alternative project installs first microgrid

December 15, 2016 by Utility Dive

ConEd's Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program is installing its first microgrid aimed at deferring investment in the bulk power grid: a combined battery, fuel cell and solar PV facility at Brooklyn's Marcus Garvey apartments.[read more]

Trees: A Shared Good with Unequal Access

December 15, 2016 by Leda Marritz

All across the globe, it has been getting ever hotter with each passing year. With this heat comes a series health risks, including severe heat exhaustion and poor air quality, which disproportionately impact children, those who are ill, and the elderly. Heat-related impacts also disproportionately impact poor and minority communities,...[read more]