Tag Archives: Sustainability

Study finds fewer small office buildings categorized ‘green’

Small modern public office building mixing wood and brick material.

A recent study by a commercial real estate group and a Dutch university found a significant gap between small and large office buildings that have adopted sustainability practices in the United States. The “2015 Green Building Adoption Index,” cosponsored by CBRE Group and Maastricht University, states 62 percent of large office buildings (greater than 46,452 m² [500,000 sf]) and less than five percent of small office buildings (less than 9,290 m² [100,000 sf]) qualify as ‘green.’

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Ontario high school deemed world’s greenest school

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The Global Coalition for Green Schools’ sustainability competition crowned Canada’s Dunbarton High School (Pickering, Ont.) the ‘Greenest School on Earth.’ The annual competition held by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Center for Green Schools was started by the Global Coalition for Green Schools initiative.

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LED lamp market expected to grow

T8 Led Tube And Various Chilled E27 Bulbs

The light-emitting diode (LED) lamp market has been forecasted to reach a consumption value of $3.36 billion in 2019—­almost tripling from last year. According to ElectroniCast Consultants, the 2014 market hit $1.22 billion and will increase at an annual growth rate of 22.4 per cent to reach the 2019 prediction.

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