Posted on January 18, 2016
In many ways, 2015 featured many successes in sustainability. Both the United States and United Nations recognized the reduction of food waste as an important climate mitigation strategy. We received great news in a new report by Dodge Data & Analytics®, showing that green building continues to double every three…
Posted on December 15, 2015
This weekend, history was made in Paris.
For the first time, more than 190 countries adopted a landmark agreement, under which they will commit to lowering greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. The significance of this agreement cannot be overstated. It represents a direct effort to mitigate the effects of…
Posted on November 25, 2015
A crowd of more than 3,000 green building supporters attended Greenbuild’s closing plenary, where I had the pleasure of participating in a panel on sustainability.
It was a busy and informative week at Greenbuild. I had the opportunity to meet with numerous green building professionals – and left Washington, D.C. inspired by everyone’s enthusiasm and commitment to transforming the built environment.
Last Friday was the final day of the conference, which featured two great events. The…
Posted on November 19, 2015
What’s the value of increased productivity from improved indoor environmental quality in green buildings?
At Greenbuild, we got the answer.
New research released yesterday, entitled “Economic, Environmental and Health Implications of Enhanced Ventilation in Office Buildings,” finds that doubling the ventilation rate in typical office buildings can be reached at an estimated…
Posted on November 18, 2015
Greenbuild’s International Summit featured great conversation on important global issues.
The International Summit at Greenbuild was an important reminder of the work to come in December at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
International leaders face critical decisions about how best to address issues including climate change and rapid urbanization. Tuesday’s summit discussed the latest solutions to these issues, featuring…
Posted on November 16, 2015
As this blog posts, hundreds of green building professionals are convening in the U.S. capital to discuss the present – and future – of the green building movement.
We’re two days away from the official start of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and there’s a lot of excitement here in…
Posted on November 2, 2015
This week’s Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series events in the Middle East couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss the results of The COGfx Study.
As this blog posts, I’m on my way to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. I’m pleased to be joined by…
Posted on October 29, 2015
The COGfx Study was conducted at the Total Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Syracuse, New York.
Ever wonder what a research lab looks like? Today, you’ll get your chance. I’m pleased to share an inside look into The COGfx Study, supported by United Technologies.
Posted on October 26, 2015
We know green buildings conserve natural resources, minimize environmental impacts and improve the indoor environment. Now, a new study suggests that when it comes to the decision-making ability of green building occupants, intelligence is in the air.
The COGfx Study, conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center…
Posted on October 9, 2015
At the Urban Green Council’s fall member reception, I had the opportunity to discuss how reducing food waste should be a part of sustainable urbanization strategies.
The future of buildings and the future of food were top of mind at this week’s fall reception hosted by the Urban Green Council, the U.S. Green Building Council’s New York City Chapter.
As rapid global urbanization continues to change the shape of our planet, it’s equally important to build sustainable…