Center made possible by contribution in memory of late OSB Trustee M. Christine Murphy and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant
PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Local officials will join Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) students, staff, and Board of Trustees, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center - a LEED-Silver certified and planned Net Zero Energy greenhouse - on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.
Today, Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives are built into our everyday lives at work. Our coffee cups are compostable. Lights and screens shut down when not in use. Our printers default to double-sided printing, and most office paper has recycled content. But just ten years ago, our global offices looked very different.
By identifying areas of opportunity across the company to decrease our environmental impact, we’ve been able to make our company more efficient and resilient, while transforming our culture and avoiding $116 million in operating costs.
NEW YORK, April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ - MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its commitment to energy efficiency, including ENERGY STAR certifications for over 22.3 million square feet of real estate across MetLife’s corporate office network and the portfolio managed by MetLife’s institutional asset management platform, MetLife Investment Management (MIM).
Katarina Tesarova, Las Vegas Sands’ Global Sustainability Executive, to Deliver Keynote at region’s premier sustainable hospitality event
CHARLESTON, SC, October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina (USGBC-SC) will hold its second annual Southern Hospitality Summit in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 19, 2018. Sustainability experts, local leaders, builders, developers and professionals in the hospitality industry will convene to discuss how to infuse sustainability with luxury.
Architects, designers, and contractors are now commonly engaged in new construction, renovation and redesign projects intended to have smallest environmental and climate footprint possible. The factors that contribute to “green buildings” are fairly intuitive: energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, reduced water consumption, utilization of recycled materials, and low-emitting building materials and maintenance products. Building codes, owner specifications, and market demand are driving this trend around the world.
India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world, accounting for 6.8 percent of global CO2 emissions. At the 2015 United Nations Convention on Climate Change, India signed the Paris Agreement and committed to reducing CO2 emissions 35 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 emission levels. Since then, the Indian government has introduced emissions control measures for power plants and tighter vehicular emission standards, while calling on businesses to reduce emissions.
For the fourth consecutive year, PANDORA has been honoured at the JNA Awards – the most prestigious international awards in the jewellery industry. This year PANDORA has been awarded ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year.’
The renowned JNA Awards gathered some of the industry’s shining examples to a gala event in Hong Kong. Established to recognize best practices within the jewellery and gemstone community the awards focus on promoting companies who demonstrate brilliant leadership and innovative thinking.
New guidance streamlines dual certification for green building projects pursuing both WELL™ and LEED
April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced alignments between the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and LEED that will make it easier for green building projects pursuing dual certification. IWBI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have identified specific credits whereby submitted documentation will be recognized by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for both LEED and WELL. This alignment saves project teams the time and costs, and reduces documentation.