After 15 years celebrating and promoting the green building movement across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe, the Greenbuild Conference and Expo finally made its way to India’s financial capital, Mumbai. For two days, the world’s premier showcase for the global green building movement put down roots at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.
With a stellar lineup of building industry leaders, professionals, speakers, exhibitors and attendees, Greenbuild India proved to be a huge success, celebrating the country’s growing momentum in the green building movement.
Learn about SITES during a two-part course series at the 2018 Boston Landscape Architecture Conference + Xpo on March 26. This event brings together leaders from landscape architecture practice and academia, architecture and planning, horticulture and engineering and municipal agencies for a full day of workshops and panel discussions.
While it will take a number of changes to keep our planet habitable for humans for generations to come, transportation continues to play a substantial role in the climate change reduction equation. Around the world, transportation accounts for approximately 60 percent of global oil consumption, 27 percent of energy use and 23 percent of CO2 emissions. However, your parking garage might be one of the many underutilized solutions to the rising tide of transportation-related climate change.
The evidence for the benefits that TRUE Zero Waste-certified facilities experience is overwhelming. Businesses that pursue TRUE certification can save as much as millions of dollars a year by reducing costs related to waste hauling, packaging and labor, and by earning revenue through resource recovery operations.
‘We are changing the way business is done," is the tagline of Unilever. Standing true to it, the company, while retaining its status as one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers, also ensures it reduces its impact on the environment. Unilever has been practicing sustainability since the last century, during which time it has also grown to serve 2.5 billion users for over 400 brands on any given day.
SITES helps foster the development of green infrastructure, which is defined as any practice that uses or replicates natural systems to achieve a desired outcome. Green infrastructure practices (e.g., green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, pervious pavement) are now being used by cities around the world. By looking to nature for guidance, SITES helps project teams in creating environments that improve water quality, control erosion, mitigate flooding and provide wildlife habitat.