Monthly Archives: March 2013

25 03, 2013

Greening the Green Building Industry

By | 2013-03-25T16:36:41+00:00 March 25th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

As LEED® professionals, we’re often asked if we “walk our talk,” which begs the question: exactly how sustainability-minded is your own organization?  In some cases, it may be possible to work in a LEED space yourself, convert your existing buildings over to EBOM, or lease a LEED-certified space.  But beyond the built environment, there are [...]

22 03, 2013

Tips for Keeping Older Electronics Green

By | 2013-03-22T20:40:56+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Written By Guest Blogger: Kelsey Jones One of the biggest areas for green improvement lies with electronics. Because technology moves so quickly, items can become out of date just months, even weeks, after they are introduced. Generally, this makes it hard to find them a new home since most of us want the latest item, not [...]

21 03, 2013

The Share Economy and Corporate Sustainability

By | 2013-03-21T20:19:28+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last month Forbes featured a story chronicling the “unstoppable rise of the share economy". While sharing is certainly not a new concept, the proliferation of online platforms for sharers to connect and interact has reached critical mass.  From sharing your home through Airbnb, cars via Zipcar, and apparel through Poshmark, the bottom line is that [...]

21 03, 2013

Wind PowerED: Climate Education for Colorado Kids!

By | 2013-03-21T16:28:04+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

THIS CONTEST IS EXPIRED. The lesson plan is still available for download. We are a local Boulder county company dedicated to advancing clean energy and sustainability throughout the United States and Canada.  This Earth Day, we are interested in partnering with you to help educate Colorado kids about green power. Our program, called Wind PowerED, [...]

20 03, 2013

Take an Hour for the Earth

By | 2013-03-20T21:56:07+00:00 March 20th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The ability to harness energy in order to generate electricity is arguably one of the most important discoveries ever made by humankind.  Without electricity, there would be no industrial age, and certainly no digital one.  Year over year, our energy demands continue to increase with no sign of slowing down; if anything, we will need [...]

20 03, 2013

Renewable Choice client, 300 Tower Parkway, receives LEED Silver certification.

By | 2013-03-20T21:35:05+00:00 March 20th, 2013|News|

300 Tower Parkway awarded LEED Silver certification Business Ledger news servicesLINCOLNSHIRE – Van Vlissingen and Co., the developers and managers of Lincolnshire Corporate Center, has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification for its office building at 300 Tower Parkway in Lincolnshire Corporate Center.“Achieving LEED certification for this property is one very [...]

20 03, 2013

Walmart as Featured on GreenBiz.com

By | 2013-03-20T21:17:49+00:00 March 20th, 2013|News|

Walmart and Annie's keep score of supplier sustainability By Aaron Tilley | Greenbiz.com | Published March 08, 2013 -- Retail buyers play a key role in helping big companies like Walmart make their supply chains more sustainable. Bringing them onboard, however, wasn't easy, so the world's largest retailer gave buyers scorecards to assess supplier sustainability. [...]

15 03, 2013

St. Louis Art Museum's East Building wins LEED Gold

By | 2013-03-15T17:50:47+00:00 March 15th, 2013|News|

    Article: St. Louis Art Museum's East Building wins LEED Gold   Published: 14-Mar-2013 (http://www.worldinteriordesignnetwork.com) The St. Louis Art Museum's new East Building, designed by British architect Sir David Chipperfield, has secured Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. St. Louis expansion is the first major [...]

15 03, 2013

UI Dental Science Building addition earns LEED gold certification

By | 2013-03-15T17:18:24+00:00 March 15th, 2013|News|

    Article: UI Dental Science Building addition earns LEED gold certification BY: GEORGE MCCRORY | 2013.03.13 | (now.uiowa.edu) -- The Dental Science Building addition at the University of Iowa has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the nationally recognized benchmark for the design, construction, [...]

14 03, 2013

Press Release: Renewable Choice Energy Launches Wind PowerED Campaign

By | 2013-03-14T17:27:53+00:00 March 14th, 2013|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Launches Wind PowerED Campaign Program aims to educate Colorado kids about renewable energy and climate change Boulder, CO - March 14, 2013 --   Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a leading provider of renewable energy, carbon offsets, and sustainability consulting services based in Boulder, Colorado, today launched its Wind PowerED campaign, an [...]

14 03, 2013

Wind PowerED Climate Education for Colorado Kids

By | 2013-03-14T16:58:36+00:00 March 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Today’s children are not only the inheritors of our environmental missteps, but are, in fact, our greatest hope for environmental stewardship.  The current generation is learning conservation on a much larger scale than any previous one. Many of today’s children have the opportunity to participate in farm-to-table, recycling, and clean energy initiatives.  At my daughter’s [...]

13 03, 2013

Sustainability in Supply Chain Remains Top Priority for Major Brands

By | 2013-03-13T21:25:10+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In case you haven’t been paying attention, supply chain sustainability is the topic of 2013.  Major brands, including Walmart, Levi’s, Gap Inc., McDonald’s, REI, Coca-Cola, and many others have made measuring environmental impacts in the supply chain one of their top priorities.  Walmart posted a blog to their Green Room at the end of February [...]

11 03, 2013

World Food Prize receives LEED Platinum certification for Hall of Laureates.

By | 2013-03-11T18:18:37+00:00 March 11th, 2013|News|

    Press Release: The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Certification   DES MOINES, Iowa, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates – a beautiful historic library renovated to become the hunger-fighting foundation's global headquarters – has earned the highest possible rating by the [...]

7 03, 2013

2013 GreenBiz.com Forum New York

By | 2013-03-07T20:24:06+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In a decision which is emblematic of the current, remarkable demand for information on issues related to corporate sustainability, the website GreenBiz.com recently put on back-to-back conferences, first in New York City and then a week later in San Francisco.  Both events were extremely well attended, with the New York session boasting over 400 attendees.  [...]

5 03, 2013

Using Technology to Drive Supply Chain Sustainability

By | 2013-03-05T17:17:56+00:00 March 5th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Guest Blog The world revolves around the sun, and the global market revolves around supply chains. In 2013, there is more product exchange than ever before. Manufacturing and trade are firing on all cylinders and there is another conversation building in the supply chain background: the environmental degradation associated with product consumption.Every new product that [...]

5 03, 2013

Firms collaborate to promote mutual sustainability interests

By | 2013-03-05T16:39:13+00:00 March 5th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy and HDR Partner for Ongoing Strategic Sustainability Alliance Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 4, 2013  --   Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a leading North American provider of renewable energy, carbon offsets, and sustainability consulting services announced today that it has continued a strategic partnership with HDR, a global firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, [...]

5 03, 2013

Renewable Choice client, RealD as featured on dailycamera.com

By | 2013-03-05T16:27:26+00:00 March 5th, 2013|News|

    Boulder approves RealD for $80,000 in rebates By Erica Meltzer Camera Staff Writer | Posted March 1st 2013 RealD has received an $80,000 rebate from the city to offset the sales and use tax and fees associated with a major expansion of its Boulder research and development facility.  California-based RealD is a leading [...]