Sustainability looks at the consequences of economics through a social and ecological lens. In general, sustainability integrates public policy, urban planning and transport, quality of life and ethics; for corporations, it involves improvements to work practices and analysis of economic, environmental and social impact (the "triple bottom line") to ensure process, and ultimately financial, efficiency.
Frito Lay has gone 75 percent "off the grids" at its Casa Grande facility in Arizona. It will employ the technologies proven there at its other manufacturing sites over the next five years. The...
October 5, 2011 5:41am |
The nominees for the People's Design Award, decided by popular vote and given in conjunction with the National Design Awards, offer insight into what disciplines U.S. designers are interested in...
October 5, 2011 8:33pm |
At SXSW Eco, editors and experts debate how environmentally-friendly messaging can reach the mainstream without the "green" baggage that turns so many people off.
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The Nature Conservancy's president and CEO, Mark Tercek, says environmental groups need to communication the 'value' of nature, not just its beauty.
4 | October 6, 2011 10:36am |
The Re-case: a phone cover made entirely from discarded material.
1 | October 6, 2011 11:53am |
Capitol Hill will use the thousands of tons of trash it produces each year and turn it into electricity using waste-to-energy technology.
October 6, 2011 2:48pm |
The creator of Barbie and other wildly popular toys sets goal to use 85 percent recycled or certified fiber by the end of 2015; Greenpeace turns gaze on encourage Disney and Hasbro to follow suit.
October 10, 2011 3:46am |
The installed capacity of solar generation power on U.S. college and university campuses grew 450 percent over the past three years.
3 | October 16, 2011 7:59am |
The smart city and smart government pushes are two different animals. Smart government isn't fully appreciated yet, but necessary for financial survival.
October 17, 2011 2:23am |
We all know how to trim consumption at home. But how do you lower the electricity bill at the particle collider, the wind tunnel, the cryogenics lab, the fusion reactor and the like?
1 | October 21, 2011 6:23am |
American electric motorcycle maker Brammo raises $28 million from investors for the development of its powertrain tech. Leading the charge: powersports giant Polaris.
October 26, 2011 8:05am |
Cape Town, South Africa, will be the fourth World Design Capital, taking the title for 2014. The honor will likely spark new tourism and government and corporate support to help drive the city's...
October 27, 2011 11:43am |
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter on Thursday urged his peers in other cities to drive change at the national level by taking charge on sustainability issues at the local level.
1 | October 28, 2011 8:16am |
Starting in spring 2012, all new stores will be built to the specifications of a Gold-level prototype under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
October 30, 2011 1:27pm |
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian was awarded the US Green Building Council's LEED silver rating, making it the first of the Smithsonian museums to be honored.
October 31, 2011 8:48pm |
The U.S. Green Building Council is considering bird deterrence strategies to make buildings friendlier to avian populations and as a possible new LEED credit category.
2 | November 1, 2011 5:00am |
SAP posts sustainability hits, misses in Q3 2011: overall emissions up, per capita emissions down and more women in leadership roles.
November 2, 2011 10:21am |
An aesthetic approach can help clean-energy entrepreneurs create "transformative" experiences, says Samuel Cochran, CEO and Co-Design Director of SMIT, the maker of leaf-like solar panels in...
November 2, 2011 8:07pm |
White House health advisor Dean Ornish argues that for business sustainability to be successful, companies need to focus more on 'personal sustainability' and health of their employees.
2 | November 3, 2011 1:58pm |
Smart green design comes down to the choices made before a product goes to prototype, says Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.
1 | November 7, 2011 4:34am |