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Category: Sustainability


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Lighting renovation improves aesthetics, reduces energy consumption for multi-use building

April 17, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Opened in the 1980s, 4890-4898 Taschereau Boulevard is a busy, multi-tenant retail building located in Greenfield Park, Quebec. The two-floor, 36,984 sq. ft. building houses reputable tenants such as Baton Rouge, Neuro Rive-Sud and Vimat – all well-known brands in […]


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Sustainability is in the air in the HVAC industry

April 14, 2018

Via: Construction Global

With more than 56,000 members spanning 132 countries, it’s fair to say ASHRAE has seen it all when it comes to HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and is more than qualified to live up to its motto: “Shaping tomorrow’s […]


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Los Angeles Takes Steps to Cut Building Emissions

February 23, 2018

Via: ENR

To meet Los Angeles’ sustainability plan and reduce greenhouse gas emissions—60% by 2035 and 80% by 2050—the city council is looking for ways to reduce the use of natural gas in buildings located within the city. On Feb. 6, it gave […]


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The rise of Britain’s sustainable homes: Building eco-friendly on a budget

January 9, 2018

Via: Construction Global

12% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from domestic buildings. The government has declared that by 2020, all homes must be zero carbon. That only gives the country two years left to reach this target. Here, shipping container experts Cleveland Containers, discuss […]


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Working with you to meet sustainability goals

May 19, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Many architects, builders, engineers, and contractors are seeking ways to lower energy bills and create more sustainable projects. Valspar scientists are at the forefront of innovation, creating products that help save energy, earn points in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and […]


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Ikea: Building sustainable success

May 17, 2017

Via: Construction Global

Responsible for leading, inspiring, coordinating and influencing the development and integration of IKEA’s social and environmental sustainability commitments, we speak to Sustainability Expansion Manager Hege Saebjornsen regarding IKEA’s ongoing expansion plans. How does your role as Sustainability Functional Expansion Manager […]


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Millenials’ views on sustainability could influence the workplace

May 5, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Millenials’ strong views on sustainability could influence the design of workplaces and business practices. Nine out of ten Millennials (ages 18-34) say it is important that they work for a sustainable company, according to the study “Recycling in the Workplace: […]


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A new app brings precision to designing a building for higher performance

April 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Buildings create nearly half of the greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. And AEC firms are challenged to accurately calculate how their designs will impact the performance of a building before construction or renovation begins. On March 28, a […]


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New sustainable landscape development and management credential launched

March 30, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched a new credential for landscape architects and sustainability professionals on Oct. 1. The SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) establishes a common framework to define sustainable landscape design and development, and provides landscape professionals with […]


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Kroger announces major boost in sustainability efforts

March 29, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Supermarket chain Kroger KR -0.16% is making a big commitment to going green. The retailer has published an outline detailing how it plans to become more sustainable by 2020. That involves increasing responsible sourcing in its supply chain as well […]