December 2, 2013

Walgreens has opened the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, in Evanston, Ill. (A net zero building produces energy equal to or greater than it consumes.)

November 21, 2013

Walgreens opened what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store (a net zero building produces energy equal to or greater than it consumes).

November 4, 2013

Green building is on the rise, with half of all new U.S. retail and hotel projects expected to be green by 2015, according to recent surveys. The boom is credited to a number of factors, including higher energy efficiency standards, a move toward greater transparency, decreased operating costs, increased sustainability awareness and a more responsible use of building resources. 

According to Lux Research, an independent research firm specializing in emerging technology, the green building sector is expected to grow by $280 billion globally by 2020.

September 14, 2011

J.C. Penney Co. will unveil the newest iteration of its store model with the opening of its new Dallas store in the TimberCreek Crossing shopping center on Sept. 30.

February 3, 2011

TD Bank announced it is building a net-zero energy bank location, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

June 17, 2010

Burger King Corp. has gone green in Germany, with the opening of an energy-efficient restaurant in Waghausel.

October 28, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy and the DOE national laboratories have released technical support documents...

October 6, 2008

Regency Centers has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Net-Zero...

October 1, 2008

J.C. Penney has joined The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory as...