The Green Workplace is a must-read for all businesses

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HOK, a green design and consulting service, is releasing The Green Workplace, a book already heralded by reviewers as a “must have” for businesses seeking to survive and thrive in this new, greener era. Authored by HOK Vice President Leigh Stringer, The Green Workplace is a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how green businesses can reduce […]

First Home Certified Emerald Under Green Building Standard

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RGB Custom Builders of East Stroudsburg, Pa., has built the first home to be certified to the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard rating system. Builder Bob Brown’s home scored a total of 724 points in the six categories of the standard, which include energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development […]

Plant-based Packaging Puts a New Wrapper on Water Bottles

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Green Planet Bottling has launched a new entry to the $11 billion bottled water market, packaged in an organic, 100-percent plant-based bottle. Unlike the dominant plastic bottles containing petroleum and BPA, Green Planet bottles are made from 100-percent plants that are toxin-free and carbon neutral. The bio-based water bottles do not leach chemicals into its […]

Fresh & Easy Opens LEED-certified store in California

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Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa and California State Senator John Benoit joined Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO Tim Mason in opening the grocer’s first LEED Gold Certified store, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance […]

Kresge Announces New Higher Green Building Standards for Challenge-grant Applicants in Higher Education

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The Kresge Foundation announced today that it is raising the bar on green building requirements for challenge grants awarded to applicants in the higher-education sector. Effective June 2010, the foundation will only consider proposals for facilities-capital grants from colleges and universities that plan to use the funding for building projects – new construction, renovations, and expansions […]