Green Seal Revises GS-42 Standard


(05/26/2015)
Washington D.C.-based Green Seal introduced a revised version of GS-42, its standard for commercial and institutional cleaning services, the organization confirmed on May 19.

Energy Execs Focus on New Growth Strategies


(05/26/2015)
Fluctuating commodity pricing and a volatile environment have pushed energy executives to focus on new growth strategies and to implement significant changes to their business models, according to the results of the 2015 Energy Industry Outlook Survey conducted by KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory firm.

Experts Examine Future of Energy Performance


(05/20/2015)
Determining a building’s energy efficiency based solely on using predictive energy models and specifying certain design and construction attributes may be a thing of the past by the time the next generation of architects and engineers join the workforce, according to the New Buildings Institute (NBI), headquartered in Vancouver.

Connecticut Plans Energy Efficiency Measures


(05/20/2015)
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced May 12 that new energy efficiency measures planned for Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) in Middletown and several Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices throughout the state will reduce energy costs at those locations by more than $3.3 million per year.

Energy Department to Fund Efficient Lighting Projects


(05/14/2015)
The Energy Department announced May 4 that nine research and development (R&D) projects will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development and U.S. manufacturing.

CVS Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report


(05/14/2015)
CVS Health Corporation based in Woonsocket has released its eighth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which outlines the company's progress throughout its “Prescription for a Better World” strategy.

Obama Signs Energy Efficiency Bill


(05/05/2015)
President Obama passed on May 1 a bipartisan energy efficiency bill that provides incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.

GBCI Launches PEER for Electricity Market


(05/05/2015)
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) officially launched the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) rating system designed to verify sustainable electricity system performance on April 29.

LPL Financial Earns LEED Platinum


(04/30/2015)
LPL Financial LLC announced on April 20 that the firm’s San Diego office building has earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its interior design and construction.

Miami Design District Expansion Achieves LEED Gold


(04/30/2015)
Palm Court, the second phase of the Miami Design District expansion, has been certified LEED Gold for Core + Shell by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).