Performance Data on 60,000 Buildings Now Available

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If you are interested in the energy performance of buildings, you now have an easy place to turn to: the Buildings Performance Database. Launched this week by the U.S. Department of Energy, it makes information on 60,000 residential and commercial buildings free to the public. It enables people to perform statistical analysis on anonymous data

The Top 100 Polluters In The United States

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The biggest emitters of carbon dioxide in the United States are coal-burning power generators. The top three polluters are American Electric Power, Duke Energy and Southern Company. AEP emits the equivalent of 130 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, accounting for about 2 percent of the annual total, with Duke at 127 million

World Bank Report Offers Roadmap for Building Sustainable Cities

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Pushing Sustainable Cities A Priority BASEL, Switzerland January 22, 2013 – Rapid urbanization can hold long-term economic, social and environmental promise for developing countries if investments made now in infrastructure, housing and public services are efficient and sustainable, the World Bank says in a new report “Planning, Connecting, and Financing Cities – Now: Priorities for

Greenest Building In The World

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Bullitt Foundation Sets New Standard While its official opening is nearly three months away, the Bullitt Center is already being dubbed the greenest commercial building in the world, and the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Laboratory is getting in on the ground floor, literally. Currently located just west of campus on Northeast Northlake Way, the

Greenest U.S. Cities

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Which Cities Earn Green Light A new report from Canadian-based media company Corporate Knights ranks the country’s greenest cities, with Seattle, San Francisco and Portland tied with the highest score. The rankings, compiled in collaboration with Tufts University’s Kent E. Portney, sort the cities based on their implementation of programs and policies intended to make the city

Sustainable Companies: The Annual Global 100

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The 2011 Global 100 tapped intelligence from the world’s largest sustainability research alliance put together by Legg Mason and Phoenix Global Advisors LLC to isolate the top ten percent of companies from a universe of 3,500 global stocks, which were then transparently ranked based on 10 indicators, with data collected by Corporate Knights Capital and

Corporate Sustainability Leaders Earn Spotlight

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Sustainability Leaders Ranked by Corporate Knights Click on this link to review the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. Please tell us which ones you agree with and which ones don’t deserve the green limelight.

MentorNet Tapped To Host Greener Cities Network

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eCommerce, Digital Strategists Now Hosting Sustainability Program Greener Cities just announced its new alliance with MentorNet, a leading provider of online commerce and marketing services. The two companies will build the most comprehensive database and network in the world as a resource for sustainable cities. Denver-based MentorNet is now hosting the online portal and developing

Unusual Alliances To Halt Climate Change

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Stakeholder Groups Form To Tackle Global Warming Kenneth Colburn: Many of you in the room know Stephen Heintz, the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund [RBF]. You know that he’s tall, handsome and articulate, so you know that I’m not him. I’m Ken Colburn from the Center for Climate Strategies, and I’m pleased to be