Green Building Community

Rate It Green’s Community is a gathering place for connecting and sharing green building information and experiences. Add your thoughts and questions to our discussions, or create or join a group that interests you. With your participation, we can create a powerful resource and connect green builders across the globe.


Page 1 of 2

More Green Buildings = More Jobs

Sustainability,Green Buildings

by Aditya

The green building industry is expected to generate more than 6.5 million jobs by 2030, according to predictions by the International Labor Organization (ILO). Next to energy, this will be the second fastest growing sector fo… more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 4139 views | Posted on: 10/01/2018 | Last updated: 10/23/2018

BREEAM Brings Competition to the US Green Building Certification Market

Green Building,LEED,BREEAM,BREEAMUSA,Certificaiton

by EmmamHowe Marketing/Green Policy Development

BREEAM, the leading UK green-building rating system, has recently crossed the pond, looking to take on its US counterpart LEED in the market for green building. Over the last 24 years, the international Building Research Establishment Envir… more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 2518 views | Posted on: 06/17/2016 | Last updated: 02/13/2017

NY Officially Bans Fracking

news,New York,Fracking

by Chelsea W. Student

Last week a monumental decision was made in New York State to officially ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”). Included in this decision was the release of the findings from the seven year study conducted to come to this… more...

  Filed under: Environment News

0 replies | 745 views | Posted on: 07/07/2015 | Last updated: 08/01/2016

Volkswagen Punished for Emissions Cheating

Environment,Emissions,Greenhouse Gas Emissions,Germany,cars,Volkswagen,Cheating,Software,South Korea,United States

by JackSawyer Student

In September 2015 a report came out stating that 11 million of Volkswagen's cars contained software that falsified emission data. Since then, the car manufacturer has been facing a great deal of scrutiny and has been subjected to many lawsu… more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 707 views | Posted on: 06/25/2016 | Last updated: 06/25/2016

Will The Sun Shine on Tesla’s Acquisition of SolarCity?

Cleantech,Solar,Renewable Energy,Tesla,Elon Musk,SolarCity,Green News

by EmmamHowe Marketing/Green Policy Development

The cleantech-savvy vanguard, Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, recently offered to buy his cousin Lyndon Rive's company, SolarCity, in an unexpected deal that values the solar installer at more than $2.5 billion. This contract represents a value … more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 2146 views | Posted on: 06/22/2016 | Last updated: 06/22/2016

Studies Report: Green Construction Growth Outpaces Conventional Construction - More to Come

Green Building,Green Jobs,Construction,Economy,USGBC

by NSchepis Student at Bridgewater State

The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) 2015 Green Building Economic Study by Booz Allen Hamilton reports that green construction spending is expected to grow 15.1 percent each year. Annual spending is expected to reach $224 billion in 20… more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 543 views | Posted on: 12/07/2015 | Last updated: 12/07/2015

Sweden to Become One of World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation​s

Renewable Energy,Fossil Fuels,Sweden

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven stated to the UN recently: “We are the first generation that can put an end to poverty. And the last that can put an end to climate change.” Ahead with over 50% of power from non-fossil fuel sou… more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 437 views | Posted on: 10/21/2015 | Last updated: 10/21/2015

Energy Department announces more than $102 Million Funding to Tackle Solar Challenges

Energy,Solar,Energy Department

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Exciting Solar Funding News Today: The Energy Department announced $102+ million in new projects and funding to support American leadership in clean energy innovation. In partnership with companies, non-profits, universities, and nation… more...

  Filed under: News

1 replies | 1462 views | Posted on: 09/16/2015 | Last updated: 09/22/2015

California Passes Legislation to Procure 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

Energy,Energy Efficiency,Renewable Energy,California

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

On September 11, the California legislature made history by passing SB 350, a plan to to procure at least 50 percent of the state's electricity from renewable energy sources, including wind and solar, by 2030. Governor Jerry Brown is expec… more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 778 views | Posted on: 09/16/2015 | Last updated: 09/16/2015

90+ Organizations Announce MA Power Forward to support and promote Clean Energy Policies for People and Planet

clean energy,Solar,Renewable Energy,Wind,Pollution,Massachusetts Power Forward

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Together with over 90 Founding Partners, Toxics Action Center and Clean Water Action are launching Mass Power Forward, a statewide coalition committed to securing energy policy that supports local renewable energy, keeps energy dollars in o… more...

  Filed under: News

0 replies | 690 views | Posted on: 09/09/2015 | Last updated: 09/09/2015

Page 1 of 2

 

Please be kind and respectful!

Please make sure to be respectful of the organizations and companies, and other Rate It Green members that make up our community. We welcome praise and advice and even criticism but all posted content and ratings should be constructive in nature. For guidance on what constitutes suitable content on the Rate It Green site, please refer to the User Agreement and Site Rules.

The opinions, comments, ratings and all content posted by member on the Rate It Green website are the comments and opinions of the individual members who posts them only and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies or policies of Rate It Green. Rate It Green Team Members will monitor posted content for unsuitable content, but we also ask for the participation of community members in helping to keep the site a comfortable and open public forum of ideas. Please email all questions and concerns to admin@rateitgreen.com