International Sustainability

These blog posts will examine sustainability programs on an international level.

Is LEED Certification Available in All Countries?

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:02

Yes, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards (LEED) are not only available in every country, they were designed to fit every building anywhere at any phase in the construction cycle.

This flexibility is part of the reason why LEED Certification has grown to be the most widely used green building rating system in the world, with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day.

Costa Rica Recap: First LEED Class en Español!

Fri, 2013-08-23 07:43

Last Updated: 2017-10-23 03:09

Everblue’s mission is to be the leading sustainability training institute worldwide. To achieve this, Everblue has expanded its business operations internationally to provide more opportunities for individuals to receive sustainability-related education and impact their communities. Recently, Everblue’s LEED instructor, Greg Hamra, traveled to Costa Rica for Everblue’s first LEED course in Costa Rica, which was exclusively taught in Spanish. Read further to learn about Greg’s observations and experiences.

Humanscale and Everblue: Partners in LEED

Fri, 2013-06-07 07:44

Last Updated: 2017-05-24 03:49

Everblue has teamed up with Humanscale to host LEED classes in 10 North American markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Toronto. The partnership was designed to provide career development for Humanscale A&D representatives while at the same time offer the LEED Green Associate training to facilities managers, architects and designers.

Creating a sustainable world at the World Cup

Wed, 2013-06-05 09:36

With the FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds going on this summer for the World Cup 2014, there has been a lot of buzz about the magnitude of the upcoming tournament. The 20th running of the FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil, a country that has recently put its focus toward improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy resources. A large portion of Brazil’s energy production comes from hydroelectricity and ethanol already. Previously, FIFA said that one of the main objectives of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was creating a sustainable event.

Humanscale London: LEED, BREEAM, and Ska

Thu, 2012-12-06 10:43

Humanscale London welcomed 60 guests to their ergonomics showroom for a panel discussion to debate international green building standards: LEED, BREEAM and Ska for commercial interiors. The debate was organized and moderated by Kurt Fernandes, Humanscale London A+D Manager.

The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy

Fri, 2012-08-03 12:36

Just days before the opening of the Olympic Games, I took a walking tour to learn about the sustainable development of East London, a 500-acre site that has been transformed into the Olympic Park, Athletes' Village, and Stratford Transit Hub areas.  

LEED and BREEAM from the Midlands, UK

Sun, 2011-11-13 19:17

A recent blog entry from Everblue instructor Joan Mahon, LEED AP BD+C

November, 2011 Blog from the Midlands, UK

The Future of Solar as China Goes Green

Thu, 2011-06-16 09:52

Imagine a China without choking smog, unfishable rivers or belching coal plants. Imagine instead, a China of hybrid vehicles whizzing quietly by, pristine wildlife preserves and low-emissions coal plants. Or, better yet, solar mega-farms and wind turbines that supply clean, green power to China’s growing population.

This is the future that China wants the West to see.

America, China, and Energy Security

Fri, 2011-03-04 13:18

Simply amazing. That’s how I would describe US Energy Policy. We’re paranoid about national security and the health of our economy, yet we are doing nothing serious to address our biggest security and economic threat – foreign energy imports!

From Paris With Love

Fri, 2011-02-11 22:14

February 6, 2011
I arrived in Paris on a glorious Sunday that promised the coming of spring printemps in French. I made it in time for Mass at Notre Dame and then headed to le Jardin du Luxembourg to watch families and children recreating at this beautiful garden.