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Green building may lead to greater financial performance

LEED-certified buildings outperform non-LEED certified buildings in terms of financial performance, according to a new study conducted by the University of Notre Dame. The study, “The Relationship Between Corporate Sustainability and Firm Financial Performance,” compares the consumer deposit and loan data of two groups of PNC Financial services from 2008-2010 to determine whether the business […] Read more

Wiesner-Hager integrates EPD type III

Austrian office furniture manufacturer Wiesner-Hager integrates Economical Product Declarations (EPD type III) for each product into their SAP system. This enables the company to provide an ecological footprint of each individual product by the touch of a button. All EPDs are certified according to the ISO 14025 norms. Markus Wiesner, CEO of Wiesner-Hager said: “In […] Read more

Dauphin North America receives BIFMA Level certification

Dauphin North America, part of German manufacturer and provider of professional furniture have received BIFMA “Level” sustainability certification on all of their Dauphin brand products from the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers’ Association (BIFMA). Dauphin’s Level certification covers a variety of offerings such as seating, occasional tables, lounge furnishings, bar tables and stools to meet […] Read more

LEED to recognize BREEAM energy credits

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) will now recognize energy credits from Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) International, the United Kingdom’s green-building rating program, in applications for LEED certification. The credit recognition will only apply to new-construction buildings that first achieve BREEAM certification. To begin, only energy credits in BREEAM International 2011 will […] Read more

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