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August 2014

Published on August 28, 2014 Written by David Green Posted in Industry

The aim of BASF’s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both ecologically and economically.

Since 2010, BASF has...

Published on August 27, 2014 Written by Lizzie Needham Posted in Industry

As building investors, owners, and service providers are scrambling to create and use transparency, each one faces different drivers and obstacles. Transparency is often perceived to increase risk for owners and, in some cases, occupants. However, it lowers risks for investors and the public leading to a clear dynamic tension between...

Published on August 26, 2014 Written by Mika Kania Posted in Industry

The Green Building Evaluation Label (GBEL) is a voluntary national rating system in China administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD).

GBEL is a green building certification program that evaluates projects based on six...

Published on August 22, 2014 Written by Matthew Walsman Posted in Industry

This article was co-authored by Rohit Verma and Matthew Walsman of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research.

We’ve known for some time that LEED certification helps cut operating costs for all kinds of commercial buildings, including hotels. But we wanted to get a handle on whether LEED also could improve revenues for...

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