Reporting Sustainability Attributes to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) - DoD (October 4, 2011), The Federal Procurement Data System will be updated to allow for the capture of additional data regarding procurements that have sustainability attributes in accordance with RCRA, E.O. 13423 & 13514, Federal Acquisition Regulation, part 23, and related policies.
Sustainable Facilities Tool. US General Services Administration (updated 2/25/13), The Sustainable Facilities Tool is a one-stop online resource to support decision-making regarding sustainable building principles, materials and systems. Targeted to help project personnel identify and prioritize cost-effective, sustainable strategies for small projects that do not normally engage workplace consultants or designers, the Sustainable Facilities Tool helps users understand and select environmentally preferable solutions for renovations, alterations and leases.
Water's Place in Cradle to Cradle Thinking 03/22/2010
Water efficiency and quality are two of the key points of Cradle to Cradle certification, but how companies work towards ideal water use depends on their products, operations and location.
Genealogy of the Living Principles 10/28/2009
In developing the Living Principles for Design, AIGA's goal was to distill the collective wisdom found in decades of sustainability theories and make it accessible to a broad audience of design practitioners and their clients. They ended up creating this chronology/primer of 30 sustainability visions, principles, frameworks and tools.
La Quinta Hotel Renovations Recycle 30 Tons of Carpet 09/30/2009
While renovating five hotels, La Quinta Inn & Suites sent 30 tons of carpeting to be recycled by Shaw Industries and replaced it with Shaw's Cradle to Cradle certified carpeting, which also contains 25 percent recycled content.
Eastman Earns Cradle to Cradle Certification for 10 Polymers 07/02/2009
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry has given Cradle to Cradle Silver certification to 10 of Eastman Chemical Company's polymers, which are used in a variety of applications like pens, toys, plastic bottles and shrink wrap.
Cosentino's ECO Countertops Earn Cradle to Cradle Certification 06/22/2009
ECO by Cosentino, a line of countertops and surfaces made from 75 percent recycled material, has received Cradle to Cradle Silver certification from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.
New Sustainability Certification for Furniture Launches with Products from Steelcase, Herman Miller 06/02/2009
The Level certification system for furniture has been launched, identifying products that meet the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association E3 sustainability standard. The three levels of certification take into account materials, lifecycle, ecosystem impacts, energy, social responsibility and more.
The New Normal and the Need for 'Radical Evolution' 05/19/2009
GreenBiz.com launches our second annual Greener By Design conference today. The focus this year is on how companies are transitioning to greener product design amid rapidly changing, but still economically troubled, times. And a key thread will explore how firms should operate under what is being called 'The New Normal.'
Herman Miller Earns Design for Recycling Award 05/12/2009
The furniture maker was given the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' 2009 Design for Recycling award for its years of work on using more recyclable materials, eliminating certain materials and creating Cradle-to-Cradle products.