BLOOMINGTON, IN — Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group LLC and Sustainable Tools LLC, offers some initial first steps that are as easy and practical to implement as they are environmentally responsible and cost-effective.
ROCHELLE, IL — Buildings that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified use less water and energy and help taxpayers, businesses and families save money while contributing to a more healthy environment for workers, residents and the community.
ST. PAUL, MN — In 2009, 3M''s comprehensive worldwide energy conservation efforts saved approximately 1.3 trillion British thermal units (BTU) of energy throughout the company''s operations in 65 countries.
MIAMI — Traditional office towers facing declining rental rates and competition from newer, greener buildings are feeling pressured to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) certification.
HOUSTON — The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR program to challenge facility managers to reduce their energy usage by 15 percent.
CHATTANOOGA, TN — The planned 3,000 square foot green roof at the Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) — the largest green roof in Chattanooga, Tennessee — will be home to a variety of butterflies, birds and the museum''s own honeybee colony.