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In Media 2015-11-20 12:41

Building and Real Estate Companies Join Call for Action on Climate Change

 Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL Join Dozens in the Built Sector Urging Policymakers to Act on One of the “Greatest Economic Opportunities of the 21st Century" WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Nov. 20, 2015) — As Paris readies for the COP21 International Climate talks, more than 54 building and real estate companies, including Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL, announced today that they have signed on to the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration, a business call...

In Media 2015-11-19 12:54

2015 USGBC Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Awards presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. — (Nov. 19, 2015) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of the 2015 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The recipients were recognized at the annual USGBC Leadership Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking...

In Media 2015-11-18 14:45

Energy Conservation and Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public

Energy Conservation and Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools New poll from U.S. Green Building Council shows that more than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings (Washington, D.C.) – Nov. 18, 2015 – Energy conservation and improved student performance top the list of reasons why Americans believe the country’s public school buildings should be upgraded, according to a...

In Media 2015-11-18 13:36

GBCI Announces S&C as First Leading Partner for PEER Program

GBCI Announces S&C as First Leading Partner for PEER Program PEER aims to transform the way power systems are designed and evaluated Washington, D.C. – Nov. 18, 2015 – Today, Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) announces S&C Electric Company, smart grid leader, as the first Leading Partner for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) program. PEER is the driving force behind USGBC’s vision to transform power systems, it is the nation...

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