Green buildings are on the rise, and new trends are emerging which indicate that sustainable construction is more effective and widespread than before.
CO2 emissions have already resulted in significant climate change and some countries are at risk of temperature-related disasters.
EDGE is a new tool by the IFC that makes the cost-saving aspects of sustainable buildings more evident, especially in emerging markets.
Because of their position in the forming of American youths’ minds, any green initiatives can impact students opinion when it comes to the environment and environmentally-friendly ideals.
Advances in classroom technology and innovative learning methods are connecting teachers and students through screens and digital tools, rather than wasting paper.
Chemical-free, or green cleaning, is becoming a fast growing trend among universities and corporate businesses.
Though much of the push toward sustainable structures is motivated by a desire to protect the environment, there are also other factors that may make running green facilities appealing for the commercial, educational and residential sectors.
Just as organizations in the corporate sector have realized, U.S. universities are discovering that energy efficiency upgrades can have tremendous benefits, both in terms of environmental impact and financial success.
For many U.S. universities, building a reputation as a center for high education goes beyond what is taught in their classrooms.