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Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

by edie.net - Faversham House Ltd.  (Dec. 15, 2006)

Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers ...

Momentum Builds for One Water Management

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jun. 24, 2013)

More than 60 leaders representing a broad spectrum of water stakeholder interests met in Washington D.C. last week to discuss and advance a more integrated and holistic approach to water resources: One Water Management (OWM), also known as Integrated Water Resources Management and Total Water Management. “Collaboration and integration lead ...

Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Mar. 29, 2010)

Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, and its customer Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), signed a contract in November 2009 for designing, building and operating (DBO) an extension for the drinking water production plant at the TK Halli site, some 90km from Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. After the forecast ...

Consensus builds for secure California water bond

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Feb. 22, 2008)

A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key ...

The business of building sustainable cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 20, 2012)

For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of ...

The costs of not building green

by Environmental News Network  (Jul. 30, 2008)

Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the ...

HIG builds a better future

by Hadda International Group (HIG)  (May 27, 2015)

Vision The idea behind the various initiatives originated many years ago and got a "boost" from the crisis in 2008 and all the aftereffects that it caused in the financial, social, economic, and energy industries. Innovative and technological solutions are being sought after that contribute to current green developments and provide added incentive ...

`Building Green` for environmental sustainability

by Frost & Sullivan  (May 7, 2010)

"Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources. With lower operating costs they provide opportunity for better return on investment. There is growing confidence that investment in Green Building and sustainable ...

Is there a business case for building green?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 23, 2013)

It's a question asked often in the building industry, Does green building pay off, and if it does, for whom? A new comprehensive report released from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) may have the answer to that question. The report, "The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, ...

Building Integrated Photovoltaics

by ReportLinker  (Aug. 16, 2012)

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...

When is Building a Boat a Crime?

by PRWeb  (Jan. 12, 2012)

Here’s a fact many in the recreational boating industry don’t know or haven’t dealt with: Noncompliance with EPA and California State regulations dealing with evaporative emission requirements in marine fuel tanks and fuel systems went into effect on January 1, 2012. Recent calls to Moeller Marine's ...

Building the regenerative city

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 13, 2010)

Sustainability could become the first megatrend of our new century. Cleantech is attracting more venture capital than software or biotech. Mainstream ...

2013 World Water Week: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Nov. 8, 2012)

On September 1-6, 2013, the World Water Week in Stockholm will once again gather water professionals, government officials, researchers and business leaders in the Swedish capital to shape common solutions to the most pressing global challenges relating to water and development, this year, under the theme "Water Cooperation - Building ...

Building a well one bottle at a time

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Sep. 15, 2010)

Do we really need another recyclable water bottle? If the answer comes in a contemporary, stainless steel water bottle made by Isabella Water then the answer is yes. Isabella Water is doing more than just providing you with an eco-friendly alternative to filling up landfills with plastic bottles; they are also using part of the money you spend on ...

Qatar Green Building Council’s new green building project showcased in Dubai

by Climate Action  (Jan. 6, 2014)

The Passivhaus study seeks to establish if an eco-friendly villa can be a viable building option. Through the construction and operation of a Passivhaus villa and a Business As Usual (BAU) villa, the project’s initial data showed a small increase in capital cost during construction of the Passivhaus compared with a BAU villa, offset against ...

GSA Transforms 1974 Building Into Top Performing Green Building

by U.S. General Services Administration  (May 30, 2013)

Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the completion of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building renovation project in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 39-year-old facility is now a high-performing green building designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country. U.S. Representative Earl ...

Nearly 400 Northwest Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Battle of the Buildings”

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 28, 2015)

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings and nearly 400 competitors in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have joined in to reduce their energy and water use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut waste and become 20 percent more ...

New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 23, 2013)

In a competition in which more than 3,000 buildings across the country went head-to-head to see which one could reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year, buildings located in New England states made significant strides on energy savings. Building managers made smart energy conservation decisions in areas including improvements in ...

Buildings with Vapor Intrusion Problems May Pose a Significant Risk to Building Occupants

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Sep. 30, 2010)

The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing solutions for commercial and residential properties to identify vapor intrusion problems and to protect occupants from any toxic vapors.   Vapor intrusion in any structure creates an environment that could damage structural materials and/or put the building’s ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America Research Tools, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 12, 2015)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

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