Green Building CSR News

Biophilic Design: An Opportunity to Regenerate Life


Biophilic design is a conscious discipline, and has the potential to intentionally reconnect people and nature through buildings. Some project teams have tried it out by adding plants and trees or a fountain in their buildings. Stopping there and going no further, these teams miss the power of this new discipline to completely revolutionize the way that we create and design our places. The opportunity of biophilic design is to connect to the particular ecology of the place, to its culture, history and beauty and to create a building that will regenerate life.

Beyond Green, the Skyscraper Moves Toward Intelligence

by Alexander Chavez

Back in 2011, TAIPEI 101 became the first building of its size to receive LEED Platinum certification in the category Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (EBOM). Its operators have been making improvements ever since. The next step is the implementation of a platform that uses data to enhance energy efficiency.

The Arc House Goes to Vegas: Millennials Rejoice!

On display at this year's Solar Power International in Vegas, the Arc House is a Millennial's dream, not the lumbering McMansion of yesteryear.

I’m not a millennial, but I find myself intrigued by many of the things that seem to drive the interest and attention of that generation—smart technologies, clean energy, the circular economy, and tiny living. 

Just Energy Solar | LA County Fair

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, September 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Just Energy Solar is excited to announce our participation at this year’s LA County Fair taking place September 2nd - 25th. With so much concern about the environment and the alarming effects of climate change that we’re seeing, solar energy is becoming an increasingly desirable, viable and economical energy option.

It's Time To Support Healthy Materials at the Living Product Expo


We are on the verge of a new era of regenerative manufacturing. Companies like Bureo, Owens Corning and Humanscale are using the framework of the Living Product Challenge to redefine sustainable products.

There are just a couple of weeks away from the Living Product Expo, the leading accelerator for product design. Hundreds of designers, manufacturers, sustainability, and CSR professionals will join together at the Expo to turn inspiration into action.

Are You Going to Solar Power International in Las Vegas This Month?

Visit the Arc House, Booth SL43 in the Smart Energy Microgrid Pavilion
Press Release

September 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, Solar Energy Trade Shows, and Jinko Solar invite you to an exclusive media event to view the Arc House, a revolutionary dwelling concept that exemplifies next-generation living.

The hand-crafted Arc House is a 100% solar-powered tiny home that combines the economy and simplicity of efficient living with cutting edge building science.  The Arc House is smart, self-sufficient, and ready for anything!

GAO Says That Companies Struggle to Determine If Conflict Minerals Help Fund Armed Groups in the DRC


On August 25th, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a 56-page report on findings regarding the 2015 reporting year SEC Conflict Minerals Rule filings. This year, over 1200 publicly-traded companies were required by Dodd Frank Act Section 1502 (Conflict Minerals Rule) to file annual specialized disclosure forms and conflict minerals reports.

Mastering Building Code Challenges

Learn the four keys to building high-performance homes in this brand-new eBook.

Learn the four keys to building high-performance homes in this brand-new eBook.

Green Builder Media and Owens Corning are proud to present a complimentary eBook that shows how the builder-manufacturer relationship can work seamlessly to create cost-efficient, high-performance homes that exceed even the most challenging building codes.

In Pursuit of Transparency: The Case for Leveraging Supply Chain Management Platforms


After interviewing 70 leading companies, the UN Global Compact and EY found that companies are overcoming supply chain transparency challenges by leveraging supply chain platforms.

Source Intelligence Applauds Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list

Press Release

CARLSBAD, Calif., August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence salutes its customers who were selected to this year’s prestigious “Change the World” list developed by Fortune magazine to identify 50 companies across the globe that are taking on major environmental, social and ethical issues.


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