A new survey from Accenture reveals that many companies are struggling to satisfy consumer demand for sustainable goods and services, especially in emerging economies.
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Businesses scramble to keep up with green product demand
Building engineering company Integral Group unveiled a building with the world's highest LEED rating for commercial interiors in Oakland, Calif., this week. Here's a slideshow of the features that won it that rating.
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It’s what’s inside that counts: World’s top LEED interior
Heralded as one of the first zero-energy , zero-carbon commercial buildings in the US, the IDeAs Z2 Design Facility is located in a formerly windowless bank that has been transformed into a light-filled eco-friendly space. Designed to produce more electric energy than it uses, the building’s harvests the sun’s rays with a massive rooftop-mounted photovoltaic system. A collaboration between EHDD Architecture , mechanical engineers Integral Group , and IDEAS, this inspired renovation turned a 1960’s concrete cube into a relaxing, spacious office. Read the rest of Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco renovation , EHDD Architecture , green design , IDEAS , IDeAs Z2 Design Facility , integral group , sustainable design , zero carbon commercial building , Zero energy
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Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank
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A1?s Tea House in the Garden is a Natural Sanctuary in Prague
In the face of stringent budget cuts and economic instability in Greece , a new movement of agricultural workers are taking matters into their own hands. Dubbed “ The Potato Movement ,” tens of thousands of pounds of potatoes and other agricultural produce are being sold directly to their consumers. Farmers are selling their locally-produced food out of the back of trucks, and the agricultural movement has spread across the country, with products like Easter lamb, onions, rice, and olives being added to the selection. Read the rest of Greece ‘Potato Movement’ Directly Connects Farmers & Consumers During the Debt Crisis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture greece , cooperative farming , farming mediterranean , greece crisis , greek austerity , potato cooperatives , potato movement greece
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Greece ‘Potato Movement’ Directly Connects Farmers & Consumers During the Debt Crisis