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Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Greening Offices Without Adding to Landfill

Many corporations are moving their staff into modern green offices in LEED buildings. But the left-behind furniture and equipment often end up in landfill. It’s better to recycle, resell, and donate them to minimize your footprint, recover costs, and benefit charities. Let’s see how Chevron did it and what you can learn from their experiences for your next move or renovation. . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Greening Offices Without Adding to Landfill

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Rethinking LEED: Four Essential Elements

The LEED green building rating systems have their fair share of criticism. But what might a better rating system look like? Architect and Founder of the New Urban Guild Steve Mouzon lays out his views with four essential elements.

It was a great idea in the beginning, but the LEED rating systems have become a . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Rethinking LEED: Four Essential Elements

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Telus Launch Green Rooftop with Community Garden

Office building green roofs tend to be a ‘spectator sport’: look but don’t touch. Telus, one of the Big-Three telecom in Canada, launch their participatory rooftop garden in their downtown Toronto building where staff are encouraged to seed, water, weed, and harvest the vegetables. I talk to Sameer Panjwani, National Chair of Telus Green Team, . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Telus Launch Green Rooftop with Community Garden

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Green Buildings Bring Vertical Forests to the City

Visually stunning and environmentally progressive condo buildings and office towers are appearing in Europe and Asia in recent years, including the Bosco Verticale in Milan, Hearst Tower in New York, and Urban Cactus in Rotterdam. Corporations and condo developers take note … whoever construct the first of this type of building in Canada can . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Green Buildings Bring Vertical Forests to the City

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: A Cardboard Box and Green Business Strategy

Each day offices across Canada and the U.S. receive thousands of shipments in cardboard boxes. Once unpacked they go straight to recycling depots or landfills. Office supplies chain Grand and Toy and its US parent OfficeMax launch their reusable Boomerang Box to help their customers go green and reposition themselves from a commodity supplier to . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: A Cardboard Box and Green Business Strategy

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Oxford Properties Building New RBC Headquarters

Can your landlord help your business attract talents, reduce environmental footprint, and foster team collaboration? Royal Bank of Canada aims to achieve all that with its new Canadian headquarters in Toronto being built by Oxford Properties. I take a look at the special features custom designed for sustainability, employee engagement, and business strategies.

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Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: TD Greening from Inside Out

While some ‘green’ businesses do little more than changing light bulbs and focus on greening their reputations, TD Bank take a long term view and green themselves slowly and steadily from the inside out. In this exclusive interview, TD Chief Environmental Officer Karen Clarke-Whistler explains how this long term approach is applied to real . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: TD Greening from Inside Out