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

September 14, 2011 by  
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In addition to hiring as many women construction workers as possible to build its new green headquarters, Avon has committed to getting green certification for all of its new facilities. Here’s what makes the Pink Ladies’ new home green.

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Empire State Building’s Green Transformation Earns LEED-Gold

September 13, 2011 by  
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The iconic skyscaper, whose green retrofit and refurbishing have become almost as celebrated as the landmark, achieved the certification under Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design standards today.  

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How a Passive Building Aggressively Saves Energy

September 13, 2011 by  
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The concept may sound counterintuitive, but passive building is shaping up to be one of the more effective and aggressive ways to achieve ultra energy efficiency.

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Investment in Smart Cities on the Verge of a $40B Boom

September 9, 2011 by  
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Smart cities technology is a $8.1 billion market today but is expected to zoom to almost five times that size in just five years.

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US Army, SolarCity Team Up for Billion-Dollar Solar Rooftop Project

September 8, 2011 by  
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USRG Renewable Finance and BofA Merrill Lynch will provide partial funding for the project, which could double the number of rooftop residential solar installations in the U.S.

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Patagonia Takes Fashion Week as a Time to Say: ‘Buy Less, Buy Used’

September 8, 2011 by  
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In a groundbreaking partnership with eBay, Patagonia is launching what is a radical act for the fashion-forward clothing industry: Encouraging customers to buy used clothing and buy new stuff that’s built to last.

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Why a Smart Infrastructure Bank is the Right Way to Rebuild America

September 7, 2011 by  
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From bring corporate tax dollars back to the U.S. to shoring up our crumbling infrastructure, ideas like Connecticut’s Green Bank are starting to gain traction in Washington — and not a moment too soon.

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First Takes: UK Restaurants’ Massive Food Waste Bill; China Embraces Hybrids? & More…

September 7, 2011 by  
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More than US$1 billion in food gets thrown away every year in the UK, more voices criticize the New York Times’ anti-green-jobs coverage, and other news in our morning roundup.

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Climate Corps 2011: From Megatron to Low-Hanging Fruit at Mack Trucks

September 7, 2011 by  
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The subsidiary of Volvo North American Trucks has been home to the star of the summer blockbuster, Transformers 3, as well as a number of obvious but overlooked energy efficiency fixes.

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Green Builder Project Frog Leaps Forward with $22M from GE and VCs

September 7, 2011 by  
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Project Frog, the modular builder that made a splash at GreenBuild three years ago, is poised for a growth spurt with new funding from GE and its partners in the ecomagination Challenge.

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