The Transformative Potential of CDP Reporting

By: Ryan Gaylord, on September 27, 2013 in Carbon Disclosure Project

CDP’s 2013 S&P 500 Climate Change Report was released this week, and Altura congratulates Broadcom Corporation for achieving an exemplary 92 disclosure score. Over the past five years, Broadcom has worked very hard to improve its climate change strategies and actions. As a result, Broadcom spring boarded from a 48 disclosure score in 2009 (first year to participate) to a 92 in 2013. The CDP disclosure score measures a company’s ability to communicate its climate change strategies, risk and opportunity...

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Altura helps Fortune 500 company reach the CDP Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

By: Ryan Gaylord, on September 17, 2013 in Carbon Disclosure Project

September 17, 2013 – Every September the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) publishes the results of their annual Climate Change Investor Report.  This year Altura helped a company in the hospitality sector achieve exemplary disclosure and performance scores, earning placement in the elite Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the first time. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent non-profit organization that administers a voluntary reporting process that companies use to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.  Companies are scored on two...

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20 years of USGBC: An accidental yet powerful benefit of LEED

By: Greg Shank, on September 12, 2013 in Inspiration

Article re-published from http://www.usgbc.org I’ve been heavily involved with LEED for 12 of its 20 years. There were times when we were just trying to get people to start using it and many times when we were trying to reinvent it. Nowadays, time is spent evaluating energy data to measure the performance of LEED buildings against a wide range of benchmarks. When I look back on the evolution, I am struck more by the accidental benefits that have accrued to project teams...

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Will the Big Data Phenomenon Help or Hurt the Evolution of Sustainability?

By: Greg Shank, on May 13, 2013 in Sustainability

Recent talk about Big Data and Smart Buildings has me reflecting on how sustainable development and green building principles have evolved over the past 20 years, and I’ve become increasingly concerned that sustainability professionals will pay too little attention to lessons learned from past mistakes as we dive deeper into a growing sea of data on energy use and other Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) metrics. We have evolved from the early adopters, prescriptive standards, and disclosure initiatives, to a...

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