MADISON, Wis., December 3, 2015/3BL Media/ – In 2007, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace was the first convention center ever to earn Silver certification in the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program. Now Monona Terrace, located in Madison, Wisconsin, has achieved the prestigious Gold level status by demonstrating even higher levels of sustainability in energy, water, waste diversion, and indoor environmental quality. Monona Terrace was awarded LEED Gold by the U.S.
Achieving LEED certification is easier with solar energy
The number of net-zero energy buildings — buildings that use renewable energy technology to help meet 100 percent of their energy needs — doubled between 2012 and 2014 in the United States, according to the New Buildings Institute, and this trend is expected to continue.
Just about a month ago, Bloomberg held the topping out ceremony for our new London building. This building sits in the heart of the City of London and is an important symbol of our future growth in Europe and globally.
The building has a unique design and is re-defining the workplace of the future.
From foundation to finishes, the craftsmanship and thoughtfulness going into this structure represents our culture and continual innovation.
Bloomberg may be the new kid in town when it comes to San Francisco’s hot tech scene, but the global business and financial information and news provider is no start-up. That’s abundantly clear when you see its sophisticated new R&D offices in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood: no foosball tables, beer taps or Velcro walls here, thank you very much.
The firm cuts landfill waste by 49%, expands recycling by 79%, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 3%
T. Rowe Price’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report describes the firm’s progress on its commitment to reduce environmental impact. Between 2010 and 2014, the firm cut landfill waste by 49%, expanded recycling by 79%, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 3%, all while the associate population grew 30%.
Nearly a third of the firm’s real estate is now sustainably certified
In the not-so-distant past, the idea of “green” real estate was sometimes met with trepidation by investors, who envisioned cost increases, decreased functionality and wasted time. These common misconceptions still linger, though they continue to fade with each passing year. The reason? A simple truth is sinking in: Eco-friendly real estate is neither a business nightmare nor a tree-hugger’s dream—and it will soon be everyone’s reality.
Both the idea and importance of corporate responsibility (CR) have ballooned in recent years.