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Green building regulatory trends drive plastics use

The construction and operation of buildings has a significant impact on the environment. In the U.S., buildings account for 39 percent of total energy consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. Buildings also use a tremendous amount of natural resources to construct...

source: By Don Rosato

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Lowe's said its third quarter same store sales spiked 5.1 percent a day after Home Depot reported an even stronger increase. Total company sales increased 5.6 percent to $13.7 billion driven by increased productivity of existing stores as evidenced by a 5.1 percent comp...

source: Retailing Today

Over Thanksgiving weekend, 61.1 percent of Americans, 140.1 million, plan to shop, according to NRF's Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Expectations are similar to last year's results of 140.3 million. Specifically, 29.5...

source: FierceRetail

Eyeglass retailer Warby Parker will open its first dedicated storefront this week in Chicago. The concept shop, located at 837 W. Armitage Ave. and previously an American Apparel store, is a temporary location until it opens permanently down the road at number 851, reported...

source: FierceRetail

Popular American womens wear brand Eileen Fisher reportedly plans to focus its store expansion on Canada, where it has seen exceptional growth and been highly profitable. Its Canadian wholesale division also sees exceptional sales, with Nordstrom's Calgary store being one...

source: Retail Insider

In its journey to attain zero waste, Darden Restaurants is working to improve its restaurant participation in recycling programs, which will reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfills.

source: Green Retail Decisions

Thanks partly to LEED and Energy Star requirements, green building in the U.S. continues to grow. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, green building involves "the planning, design, construction, and operations of buildings with several central, foremost considerations:...

source: Sourecable


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