Green Building News

  • IEQ in Occupied Buildings Undergoing Construction Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how construction activities in an occupied home or building can lead to a wide range of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns and even potential health issues. “Construction and renovation projects can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • We’ve teamed up with NHS Trust Leeds to push sustainability in hospitals

    We’re working closely with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to reduce the carbon footprint of hospitals around Leeds, and save money through steps such as improving recycling and saving energy. We were in the Gledhow Wing at St James’s Hospital last week supporting the Estates team with their NHS ...


    By Wybone Ltd

  • UL Announces product Lens™ Program acceptance by USGBC’s LEED certification program

    UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today the Product Lens™ chemical disclosure program has been recognized under the Building Product Design and Optimization grouping – Materials Ingredient credit by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED green building program. LEED is referenced in project specifications for 71% of projects valued at $50 ...


    By UL LLC

  • Sound and vibration analyser Nor150

    The Nor150 Sound and Vibration analyser sets new standards in user-friendliness and sophistication not yet found in any other sound level meter on the market today. Featuring a large 4.3” true colour touchscreen, the Nor150 provides the user friendliness of a smartphone. Further features include; two measurement channels, built in web server, camera, GPS and advanced voice and text notes ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • DESMI Foundry in China Receives Certification

    We did not apply for it, but are very pleased that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China has recognized our facility “as an example to follow” and given DESMI’s new foundry in Xuancheng a certification followed by a cheque for 70,000 RMB. “We are very pleased with the acknowledgement from the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Eco Achievers Relocating Offices to Chicago’s West Loop

    Eco Achievers, a nationally recognized energy, engineering and design consulting firm, has relocated to offices in the Fulton Market district of Chicago’s West Loop. Located in the same neighborhood as Google Chicago, the new McDonald’s corporate headquarters, and Hyatt Hotels headquarters, the new office location provides ample space for Eco Achievers’ recently expanded ...


    By Eco Achievers LLC

  • The European Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers

    Today the European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU. Investment in occupational health and safety improves people's lives by preventing accidents and work-related illness. Building on past efforts, the Commission's new initiative aims to better protect workers against ...


    By European Commission

  • Dynamic appoints Robert McCabe to VP of Energy Services

    Dynamic Air Quality Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert McCabe as the company’s new Vice President - Energy Services where he will be responsible for further expanding the company’s Energy Services Group. He will be reporting to Mark Montesanto, Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales. Mr. McCabe brings extensive experience in consultative solution ...

  • Water in the New Urban Agenda

    This year, the World Water Council and other international organizations have been striving to make water a bigger focus of the conversation around cities. Notably, during last week’s UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), the “New Urban Agenda” was adopted in the presence of a record number of attendees. This outcome document, in which water ...


    By World Water Council

  • Eco Expo Asia & Building and Hardware Fair To Spotlight

    Eco Expo Asia to present international green industry leaders Eco Expo Asia is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. The expo is expected to welcome more than 320 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. Among the 12 ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Kansas City’s Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure Receives Envision® Platinum Sustainable Infrastructure Award

    Kansas City’s Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure projects, owned by KC Water, recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. The Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure projects are the 20th overall sustainable infrastructure award from Envision. The Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure projects were designed to reduce combined sewer ...

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

    Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight.  Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in the past to build and renovate residential and commercial properties contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). According to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Visit Brüel & Kjær at London Build Expo conference

    Visitors to this year’s London Build Expo will be able to see Brüel & Kjær’s innovative construction noise and vibration monitoring solutions in action. During the show, taking place 26th and 27th October at London’s Olympia, delegates can meet Brüel & Kjær’s experts, at stand E63 in the West hall, to learn how to efficiently and ...

  • CH2M to present on city resilience & green infrastructure at American Society of Civil Engineers 2016 Convention

    CH2M will share insights on green infrastructure strategies to make cities more resilient to environmental threats in a panel presentation at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Convention to be held in Portland, Oregon on September 29 through October 1. CH2M is a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • New Vibration Monitoring Terminal Available

    Brüel & Kjær today announced the release of its new Vibration Monitoring Terminal Type 3680. The innovative device enables users to effectively: Protect against structural damage risks in construction and mining Assess human response to ground-borne vibration from road and rail traffic Monitor background vibration to ensure ...

  • Assistant Professor - Freshwater Ecology and Conservation - Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

    The successful recruit is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program on the ecology and conservation of freshwaters. Possible areas of emphasis for this position would include: freshwater population, community, or ecosystem ecology conservation of freshwater species and populations bio-indicators for freshwater ecosystem health and restoration ...

  • Dubai Green Hotel Innovation

    With plans to host 20 million tourists by 2020 and 300 hotels in the pipeline to open before 2020, adding to approximately 700 hotels currently operating in Dubai, the environmental impact of the sector from natural resource usage is set to rise. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced that it is launching a new initiative to reduce the hospitality industry’s ...

  • EPA awards green infrastructure grants to Great Lakes cities

    As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, more than $2 million will be distributed among 13 cities in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, and New York this year to fund green infrastructure projects. ...

  • Green infrastructure-focused STEM mentoring program celebrated at White House

    For the CH2M Foundation (Englewood, Colo.), The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Va.), and W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences (Philadelphia, Pa.), an invitation to be honored at the White House resulted from a simple idea: connect accomplished experts in the fields of environmental science and engineering with talented young people to demonstrate the value of public–private ...

  • Brüel & Kjær has the key

    Brüel & Kjær is proud to be one of the key sponsors for the Acoustics 2016 conference, taking place in Chesford Grange, Warwickshire on 5th and 6th September. Organised by the Institute of Acoustics (IOA), this two-day event is a series of lectures and presentations covering a range of topics such as building acoustics, environmental noise, measurement and ...

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