Why ongoing commissioning can lead to better-performing buildings

December 6, 2012 by  
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Improved energy efficiency and updating the structure's operations to current standards are two benefits of implementing this practice.

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4 lessons Walmart taught one student about sustainability

November 2, 2012 by  
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Be radical: Practice what you know. That's one MBA student's insight from an internship at Walmart, where she found her classroom lessons coming to life.

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Barcelona Holds its Very Last Bullfight

September 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: flydime / cc Centuries after Spanish-style bullfighting first emerged in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, spear-wielding matadores have proven themselves yet again to be victorious in battle against confused, domesticated bulls — and for the last time. Over the weekend, the region held its final bullfight before a sold-out crowd numbering near 20,000, with many voicing their disappointment over legislation that will ban the practice outright to go into effect at the start of 2012. Animal rights supporters, on the other hand, laud Catalonia’s p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Lonely Jellyfish Produces Hundreds of Clones of Itself

September 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: deep_onion / cc When you can clone yourself, you never have to be alone — at least that’s what marine biologists at Australia’s Townsville aquarium are discovering. Recently, an injured Cassiopea jellyfish that had been kept alone in its own tank was found to be suddenly and inexplicably in the company of some 200 youngsters. But as nice as it must be for the lonely jellyfish to have others around, that’s not even quite the case; biologists suspect that each one of the tiny new jellyfish is actually a clone … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Oxfam Takes on Land Grabs — Rich Investors: "They’re Not Countries, They’re Commodities"

September 9, 2011 by  
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Despite years-old warnings against the increasing trend of land grabs by rich countries in poorer countries, the practice continues with little notice. Oxfam says that “in many cases, the land sold is actually being used by poor families: for homes, to grow food to eat, or to make money off in o… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Green Hospital Supply Chains Get New Focus from Industry Group

August 23, 2011 by  
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Taking a cue from Kaiser, advocacy group Practice Greenhealth began a program today to help the healthcare industry build environmental values into the way medical supplies are purchased.

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Ford and Toyota Team Up to Put Hybrid Trucks and SUVs in Fast Lane

August 22, 2011 by  
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  Ford and Toyota will bring their research and development forces together to create a hybrid vehicle system for trucks and SUVs.

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Truck Crash Spills 14 Million Bees Across Highway

July 14, 2011 by  
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In the search for solutions to the ongoing plight of honeybees , both mainstream bee experts and advocates of alternative approaches to beekeeping have suggested that the practice of trucking honeybees thousands of miles across country for pollination may be causing undue stress and contributing to colony losses. Whether or not this is the cas… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Redskins to Install 2MW of Solar and Electric Car Charging at FedEx Field

July 14, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Washington Redskins From a solar-powered NASCAR track that mows its grass with sheep to the world’s largest solar soccer stadium , the marriage of clean energy and sports is a perfect way to demonstrate the potential of renewables and bring them to a mainstream audience. That’s wh… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Playing a Role in Government Shutdown?

April 8, 2011 by  
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Earlier today, I examined the fact that http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/clean-air-act-looming-government-shutdown.php was at the core of the looming shutdown of the federal government. But it even goes deeper than that — TheGreenMile explains how a fight to preserve mountaintop coal mining (the practice where big coal companies blow up mountains to get cheaper coal) plays a role in the governmental crisis, too. ..

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