Tag: green buildings

Making cities sustainability centerpieces | GreenBiz

At the heart of GreenBiz’s VERGE initiative is the thesis that the coming together of economic and technological factors is driving innovation. During a lunch session as part of the VERGE DC event, we focused on how cities are emerging…

Why cities are leading the way in green efforts | GreenBiz

Convergence can sometimes be invisible. The technologies of data, communications, buildings and transportation are rapidly merging, steadily enhancing one another in subtle ways. Convergence can also be tangible. For instance, humanity is inexorably concentrating in cities, enabled by many of…

Are green buildings safer? | GreenBiz

Everyone knows that green buildings use less energy to operate. And studies show they’re healthier for occupants, which makes for happier residents and more productive workers. But safer and more durable? Seems so. A study released this week suggests that greener…

Why the Big Apple Can Be the World’s First VERGE City | GreenBiz

As if recent football results weren’t enough to heat up the rivalry between New York, Boston, and San Francisco, add to the contest the quest for title of “greenest city.” At the GreenBiz Forum 12 in New York City today, this rivalry…

Building Efficiency, Batteries Drive Johnson Controls’ Record Growth | Global CCS Institute

Green is proving to be a good bet for Johnson Controls, Inc. Despite the anemic condition of its two key markets — automotive and construction — JCI recently announced record sales and profits for 2011. And the record run will continue…

Pink Hats Build a Gold Tower: Inside Avon’s New LEED Gold HQ | GreenBiz

In fitting out its new U.S. headquarters in midtown Manhattan, Avon Products Inc. required that contractors — from electricians to wall board hangers — hire as many women workers as possible. In the process, the 125-year old cosmetics company set a record…

Green Pinstripes: Wharton School of Business Dean Thomas Robertson Talks About Sustainability | OnEarth

Stroll through practically any business school in the country — or any of the fast-multiplying U.S.-style B-schools overseas — and there can be little doubt that an MBA remains a hot commodity. With the start of classes now upon us,…