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Green Building Research Funding: An Assessment of Current Activity in the United States

Author: Baum, Mara
Product Type: Cases
Source: U.S. Green Building Council
Publication Year: 2007

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This report is intended to aid the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Research Committee's effort to create a national green building research agenda identifying critical gaps in scientific and technical information needed to drive market transformation towards the adoption and evolution of sustainable building design, construction and operations practices in the United States. It outlines recent green building research and tracks federal, state and trade association contributions to green building research funding...

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Greed to Green

Author: Gottfried, David
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: WorldBuild Publishing
Publication Year: 2004

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In this inspirational and personal memoir, David Gottfried tells the story of his transformation from a greedy real estate developer to a founder of the global green building movement...

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DVD: The Unforseen

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Product Type: Multimedia
Source: PBS Programming
Publication Year: 2007

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In the 1970's and 80's, Land Developer Gary Bradley worked to transform Austin, Texas' pristine hill country into lucrative residential subdivisions, making both headlines and lots of money...

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Green Development

University of Michigan: BA605/NRE605

Author: Hoffman, Andrew J.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Michigan, U. of Michigan School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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The course is intended to increase awareness of green construction issues, so that students will know the range of existing knowledge and issues. Every student that takes this course may one day be involved in the design of a new home or office building.

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Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly

Author: Goodwyn, Wade
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Multimedia
Source: NPR
Publication Year: 2013

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Homebuilding and commercial construction may be an economic driver for the state, but it's also an industry riddled with hazards. Years of illegal immigration have pushed wages down, and accidents and wage fraud are common.

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Conscious Growth: Why South Mountain Co. pursues deliberate rather than maximum growth

Author: Abrams, John
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Business Ethics, Vol. 18, no. 2
Publication Year: 2004

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Is it true that small businesses are just big businesses that haven’t succeeded yet? John Abrams' company pursues conscious growth not maximum growth.

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Save Energy Now Assessment Helps Expand Energy Management Program at Shaw Industries

Flooring Company Saves $872,000 Annually by Improving Steam System Efficiency

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Product Type: Cases
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Year: 2008

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The Shaw Industries carpet manufacturing plant #20 in Dalton, Georgia, optimized boiler operation and installed waste heat exchangers on two processes in the dye house and an economizer on one boiler, for a payback of 1.7 years.

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ZETA Communities (A, B)

Authors: Levitt, Raymond E.; Plambeck, Erica; Larson, Andrea; Rosenthal, Sara
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case describes the emergence of the green building movement, and the co-founders' vision for launching a net zero energy, prefabricated housing company. It also illustrates how a company innovates on the stagnant, fragmented construction industry to create an entirely new approach to building.

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Bringing Green Mainstream

Author: Byrnes, Nanette
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source:
Publication Year: 2008

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Cherokee Investment is backing the Mainstream GreenHome, a residential laboratory for green building practices they believe will protect the environment and provide solid returns to investors.

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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Authors: Narayanan, V.G.; Chaturvedi, Saloni
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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In 2009, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the organization tasked with building a Mass Transit System for India's capital city Delhi, witnessed the biggest crisis in its history. A bridge under construction collapsed killing six people and injuring 15 more. The case focuses on the challenges that the Managing Director Dr. E. Sreedharan faced as the crisis unfolded...

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