New from the GAO: Use of Remanufactured Parts in the Federal Vehicle Fleet Is Based On a Variety of Factors

Download the document. What GAO Found The 14 agencies GAO reviewed have vehicle repair processes that generally allow field office staff, such as the vehicle operator or local fleet manager, to make vehicle maintenance and repair decisions. These processes neither mandate nor prohibit the use of remanufactured parts. The agencies we reviewed generally do not …

How can businesses nudge ‘stuck’ consumers to be greener?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. What have the turbulent past few years done for consumers' behaviors around the environment? With political leadership on the issue notable only by its absence, the issue of whether consumers will ever embrace the sort of behavioral change most experts say is needed to avoid future environmental disaster is …

AASHE 2013 Proposals Due March 21

Don't miss your chance to inspire, empower and motivate the campus sustainability movement! With this year's theme in mind, "Resiliency & Adaptation," the AASHE 2013 Conference & Expo is an opportunity to share and discuss innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives on the largest stage in North America for …

Children’s Hospital Expansion Project on Stanford Campus Goes Green

Read the full story in Electrical Construction and Maintenance. Fluorescent lighting illuminates the majority of today’s aging hospitals. By harvesting daylight and leveraging the energy-saving benefits of LED technology, however, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is striving to achieve greatly reduced energy consumption as part of the medical center’s sustainability goals. Design and construction …

The next revolution in Net Zero buildings: Occupants

Read the full story at GreenBiz. What will the next generation of Net Zero energy buildings look like? Ask a panel of engineers and architects who built the first generation and you'll hear that they may be bit smarter, perhaps a lot bigger, but they will be designed using the same principles. What’s new, they …

Is climate change really a business opportunity?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. When writing anything about climate change — and particularly about climate risk — I often hear back about the need to mention “opportunities.” The same goes for sustainability. Apparently, the only risks we can hope to manage, and the only things we should consider “sustainable” from a business perspective, are things that make …