Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification system contrived by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.
Beginning with its launch in 2000, LEED has grown from one rating system for new construction to a comprehensive system of nine interrelated rating systems covering all aspects of the development and construction process, which are:
1- Integrative process
2- Location & transportation
3- Sustainable sites
4- Water efficiency
5- Energy & atmosphere
6- Materials & resources
7- Indoor air quality
9- Regional priority
• Define "green building" by establishing…
constructions with high cost-effectiveness and low environmental impact. Therefore, green building is appropriate for this case study. Green buildings are the buildings and constructions that are built or renovated using durable, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, energy efficient and recyclable construction materials. Based on the belief that eco-labeling is an effective way to differentiate products, and increases consumer’s willingness to pay (Conrad, 2005), plenty of researchers had…
based on resource efficient and ecological principles (Mokhlesian & Holman, 2012). These resource efficient and ecological principles make changes to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the structure.
Topics discussed in the articles include, but are not limited to, changes in the business model for green construction, environmental impacts vs. social consideration, obstacles for sustainable construction, and green material successfulness. Based on research findings,…
available for future generations. Sustainable Purchasing We will give purchasing preference to environmentally sustainable products and services that are comparable to their standard counterparts in quality, price, and performance. Where environmentally sustainable products are unavailable or impractical, secondary considerations will include the environmental management practices of suppliers and producers.
Environment, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Health
Bausch + Lomb is committed to…
level strategy. The organization must choose between two basic ways of increasing the value of an organization’s product which is differentiating the product to add value or lowering the costs of value creation. Based on Zara’s company the business level strategy is based on focusing both and differentiation cost leadership. Most important point of this strategy is to maintain balance between low cost and differentiated products.
With a differentiation strategy, Zara…
Things like cutting down on electricity is one of the ways that Costco is doing to try and be more efficient. In their sustainability report it stated,
The use of electricity, for example, represents a significant expense for our warehouses that we are constantly looking for ways to reduce. We closely track energy usage as part of this effort. Purchased electricity is the greatest source of our carbon emissions, so reducing our energy usage directly contributes to reduced emissions.
Sustainable development is a shared aspiration of humankind. From a company’s point of view just fulfilling corporate social responsibility to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability, is not sufficient, sustainable development is an inevitable part.
BASF SE is the largest chemical producer in the world and has it‘s headquarter in Germany. The BASF Group comprises of subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and is operational in six integrated production sites…
In 1847 and is the 4th largest global brewer. There are Over 40000 employees in 2013 and 12% of Carlsberg brand volume growth in premium markets in Asia. This company has obtained about 9.8 billion in Danish Krone (DKK) operating profit.
In their sustainability report, there are three key initiatives namely responsible drinking, sustainable packing and efficient brewery and Carlsberg hope to reduce water consumption, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emission at their…
a larger amount of energy. With most of the world’s energy coming from fossil fuels that are harmful to the environment. With global warming on the rise and fossil fuels diminishing; it has become imperative that this energy crisis needs to have a solution. The energy crisis has been causing much concern on how the future will be powered. With multiple different forms of energy in the world, there must be at least one that could be the solution to the energy crisis. Although nuclear energy…
Sustainable Best Practice in Construction
• Locally sourced construction materials
(a) What is it?
Locally sourced construction materials are materials produced within a specific distance from the construction site; different certification programs specify a variety of distance. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s (LEED) definition of locally sourced is, “building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested, or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of…