Can Google Set the Standard for Corporate 'Green' Building Practices?

New publication VerdeXchange offers an interview with Google's Director of Corporate Environmental Programs about the company's efforts to transform its campus into a greener workplace and the future model of corporate environmentalism.

"Progressive companies in the Silicon Valley (California), with internet behemoth Google leading the way, are marrying their understanding of technology with their concern for the economy and the environment. VerdeXchange interview's Google's Director of Corporate Environmental Programs Robyn Beavers about Google's initiatives to transform its campus into a greener workplace and the future model of corporate environmentalism."

VerdeXchange is a new newsletter by publishers Wally Baker and David Abel, focusing on "Access to Innovations and Developments in the Green Economy", and the full May issue (22 pages, PDF) is available on their website. Other articles in the issue include:

  • "California to Feds: Let States Lead on Climate Change", an interview with Terry Tamminen, former CalEPA secretary and member of Governor Schwarzenegger?s cabinet
  • "Eco-Friendly Cities: Arup Offers Models of Sustainable Planning", an interview with Andy Howard, Arup America Regional Chief Operating Officer.
  • "L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa's City Planning Department Re-Colors Itself Green", and interview with Claire Bowin, head of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning's green building program.

Thanks to David Abel

Full Story: Google's Corporate Campus Profits From Solar 'Green' Building Practices (PDF, 250KB)

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