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  • Game-Changing Behavior

    A card game helped change energy and resource use habits among employees at Miron Construction at home and at work.

  • U.S. Department of Labor Awards Nearly $190 Million For Green Jobs

    The Departments 2010 investment in green jobs edges toward the $440 million mark

  • Are Employees in Green Buildings More Productive?

    Researchers surveyed tenants in 154 green buildings nationwide and measured sick days and self-reported productivity changes after moving into a new building.

  • Do green buildings improve productivity?

    The University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate collaborates with CBRE to examine the impact of a sustainable workplace on productivity.

  • Richmond Green Builder Targets Budget-Minded Buyers

    ANSI-certified project fills a niche by providing sustainable housing at a price that’s attainable for working-class consumers.

  • Federal Building Challenges Traditional Office

    The more we learn about how buildings and their occupants interact, the more we see that this model is a recipe for poor IAQ and less healthy, less productive employees. The required HVAC systems also use massive amounts of energy and create a high percentage of an office building’s carbon-dioxide...

  • Sustainability Challenges in the Office

    Working from home can be extremely environmentally friendly, so I can’t help but notice all the things done inefficiently in an office.

  • Creating a Sustainable Brand

    Companies looking to market a green message need to start deeper within.

  • Commentary: Green Your Own Planet First

    Remodelers can't escape the pressure to build green. It's a no-brainer that using natural and renewable materials and being better stewards of natural resources will reduce our impact on the environment and prove more cost-effective in the long run.

  • Building a Green Community

    A NEW COMMUNITY IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE, Alys Beach, is breaking new ground, both literally and figuratively. Scott Henson, general manger, and his company, Wave Construction, owned by EBSCO Industries of Birmingham, Ala., are creating a different kind of project by taking green building seriously.