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Best Practices: Skanska USA and Partners Unveil Open-Source Tool to Measure and Reduce Building Materials Carbon Footprint at Greenbuild 2019

                The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, a pioneering, open-source program for measuring and evaluating carbon emissions found in a plethora of building materials for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry, will be publicly-released at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA from November [...]

Free Registration! Driving Deep Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Event on November 20th

This Wednesday, November 20th, the Illinois Green Alliance, Peoples Gas Energy Efficiency Program, and University of Chicago Medical Center will come together at the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery. The goal behind the event is to explore highly efficient energy opportunities in the healthcare industry, particularly in the Chicago metropolitan area. The majority of the event will consist [...]

Best Practices: UN and Partners Strive to ‘Green’ the Cocoa Industry

            ‘Greening the Cocoa Industry,’ a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative to transform the global cocoa industry with more green and sustainable practices, affects 10 percent of the world’s cocoa production and is supported by more than 54 retailers and market brands, with small farmers playing a vital role in educating their peers. [...]

Greenbuild 2019 comes to Atlanta!

By:  Jeff Grossberg, Editor/GWA From November 19-22, the world’s largest convention for green building professionals will be held in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will attract over 10,000 visitors from over 93 countries, featuring approximately 550 exhibitors offering every ingredient that goes into the built environment, all with a sustainability focus. From the latest flooring, wall [...]

Sustainability Credential Soup 2019 Kicks Off in Chicago November 5th!

The Illinois Green Alliance hosts its Sustainability Credential Soup symposium November 5 at the MakeOffices headquarters in Chicago, IL, where expert panelists and other industry professionals will educate and network from 6 to 8p.m. The panelists aim to enlighten their audience about the process required to earn sustainability industry credentials, such as the LEED [...]

The Recycling Partnership Issues Report for Recycling Revolution and a Circular Economy

              The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit that seeks to revolutionize U.S. recycling practices, recently released its first report that roadmaps how the industry can transition into a circular economy. The model of a circular economy, which has received increasing global attention, is a closed-loop system of production and consumption where objects are [...]

DID YOU KNOW? Recycling myths…

"According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy needed to make new ones from raw materials." Washington Post. Leave your comments below or sign up to our brand new Newsletter starting December 2019! More articles about recycling here. Source: Five myths about recycling www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-recycling/2018/04/20/9971de66-43e6-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html   Roxane Bernard.

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is 10/17-10/27

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York City, is offering 10 days of film screenings, panel discussion, field trips, receptions, parties, and a conference. This year marks the 9th annual festival, dedicated to environmental issues and the advancement of science. Categories include best ocean film, best animation film, best series film, best feature film, and best education [...]

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November 14th Marks the Beginning of the Solar & Energy Storage Midwest Conference in Chicago

 On November 14-15, dozens of the most reputable solar companies will gather for the Solar & Energy Storage Midwest Conference at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The event will run from 8 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, and from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. on [...]

North America Smart Energy Week is Underway

North America Smart Energy Week is underway in Salt Lake City, UT. The event kicked off on Monday with an opening session featuring Abby Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The opening session was focused on the role of clean energy in an integrated De-carbonization strategy. The [...]

New Research Shows One Million Mile Capability for Electric Car Batteries

Earlier this month, a study was published from researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia revealing a new battery for electric cars that could last for up to 1 million miles, more than twice the amount that Tesla’s currently expect to get. The researchers, in an exclusive agreement with Tesla, conducted their [...]

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