URW to Launch 3 New Solar Projects in the U.S.

Los Angeles — Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), a premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations, has revealed details of its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program — the most ambitious of its kind for a listed retail real estate company.

Office Depot Releases New Sustainability Goals

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot, Inc. has released its 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report, incorporating sustainability information for Office Depot, CompuCom and Grand & Toy. Additionally, the report contains the company’s public-facing sustainability goals around energy consumption, transportation emissions and

LevelTen Energy to Provide Clean Power to 3,000 U.S. Starbucks Stores

Seattle — LevelTen Energy has closed a three-project renewable energy portfolio purchased by Starbucks, comprising wind and solar farms in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. The power purchase agreement portfolio will provide clean power to the electricity grids that serve

CBRE/Iron Mountain Recognized for Professional Excellence by CoreNet Global

Los Angeles — CBRE, Iron Mountain and Redaptive have won the 2019 Professional Excellence Award conferred by CoreNet Global. The combined team was recognized for accelerating environmental improvements and cost reduction via an innovative Efficiency-as-a Service (EaaS) delivery model. CBRE’s

ALDI U.S. to Add 100 More HFC-Free Stores in 2019

Washington, D.C. — On April 22, 2019 (Earth Day), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) unveiled a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As part of this

City Furniture Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Furniture retailer City Furniture has set the complex operational goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Its 2040 Green Promise goal encompasses the company’s showrooms, warehouses and offices, its statewide delivery fleet and recycling initiatives, according

Don’t Waste This Chance

— By Ray Hatch — Turn changing regulations into new opportunities. As cities and states begin pushing harder toward their zero-waste goals, new regulations are being put into effect that will change the way businesses operate. For restaurants and food

The Vineyards to Open in Spring 2019 With Sustainable Features & Fixtures

Porter Ranch, Calif. — With opening a couple months away, The Vineyards already is generating anticipation as Southern California’s newest upscale and pedestrian-friendly shopping and entertainment center. What’s more, The Vineyards will also feature some of the region’s latest and

NCR Global Headquarters Receives Dual LEED Platinum Certifications

Atlanta — NCR Corporation’s global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta has been awarded two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certifications, for Building Design and Construction: Core & Shell and Interior Design and for Construction: Commercial Interiors. NCR’s headquarters

EVgo to Expand Nation’s Largest Public EV Fast Charging Network

Los Angeles — As electric vehicle (EV) automakers launch their 2019 models and announce their plans for 2020-2022, EVgo, the largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network in California and across the U.S., has accelerated construction work in progress

Kroger Marks 1-Year Anniversary of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

Cincinnati — One year ago, on September 19, 2017, The Kroger Co. launched Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, its bold social impact plan aimed at ending hunger in the communities it calls home and eliminating waste across the company by

Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Flooring has reached a milestone — recycling more than 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials, and keeping 50,000 tons of materials out of landfills.

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of stores by 2025. Seattle-based QFC will be the company’s first retail division to phase out single-use plastic bags. The company

Forest City Earns LEED, Green Lease Leader and ENERGY STAR Recognitions

Cleveland — Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. has earned three significant sustainability recognitions from prominent organizations. Along with other real estate companies committed to green development and management, Forest City was named a: LEED Power Builder by the U.S. Green

Safari Energy and PREIT Add Solar Rooftop to Maryland Mall

New York City — Safari Energy, a leading commercial and industrial solar developer, has inaugurated its solar rooftop system at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Md. The 2,056 kilowatt capacity project, which is now operational, is currently providing clean

Gig Economy

How Walmart’s ‘Project Gigaton’ is saving emissions — and saving along the company’s bottom line.

Meijer to Transition All Stores to LED Lighting by 2021

Grand Rapids, Mich. — As part of its ongoing effort to increase its sustainability initiatives, Meijer plans to transition the interior lighting of its retail locations to all LED by 2021. The transition will affect all Meijer stores across the