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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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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Putting the Management back in Change

In many ways, LEED has been the tail wagging the dog.A tool originally intended to define green building metrics – repurposed as a ‘design’ tool.An ‘end of pipe’ measuring stick relied on to drive change in professional practice and collaboration. That can’t end well. Because sustainability was initially introduced to the industry through LEED and […]

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Leadership Spotlight: Chris Leary on The Role of Disrupters

SPI facilitates a peer-only Leadership Circle through LinkedIn. This multi-disciplinary group of sustainability leaders come from all over the world and share the responsibility of leading sustainability efforts within their companies. Each month, we interview one of these leaders in our Spotlight. If you are responsible for implementing sustainability efforts within your company, please join […]

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SPI Leadership Spotlight: Roger Chang

Welcome to the SPI Leadership Spotlight! In this series, we interview professionals from across the industry—from architecture, engineering, construction, facility management—and find out what helps their companies achieve success. We believe sharing our stories is an important way we can learn from each other and, as a community, raise the bar on what we accomplish! […]

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