Archive | January, 2014

Product Transparency: There’s No Turning Back Now

 by guest blogger Bill Walsh The year 2013 was a turning point in which product transparency emerged as a cornerstone of corporate sustainability efforts.  In the green building movement, this was driven by the Health Product Declaration (HPD), an open-standard format for reporting building product content and related health hazard information.  The HPD is triggering […]

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Putting the Management Back in Change Step 6: Short Term Wins

In my series, “Putting the Management Back in Change,” I’ve been looking at what it really takes for companies to successfully institutionalize sustainability and truly be “green firms.” I use Harvard business guru John Kotter’s 8 step model for organizational change as a framework but I use it to focus on sustainability initiatives. Previously, I […]

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SPI Adopted by Feds in 2013

2013 was a great year at SPI. We worked with a wide variety of companies–from global manufacturing giants to universities and from large multi-national design firms to small, single office architecture studios–to help them develop or fine-tune their sustainability programs.  In addition, SPI’s Certification program was adopted by HUD and 24 affordable housing developers from […]

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