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2014-06-26 12:23:46

Company is the only member of the U.S. energy sector to receive Platinum designation JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) announced today that it has been honored for the ninth time by the National Business Group on Health for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers to live healthier lifestyles. NextEra Energy is the only company in the U.S. energy sector to receive this award in the...

2014-06-26 08:28:19

First Major Research into Design/Health Connection NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most - physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and United Technologies. The survey results were announced today at the opening session of the American Institute of...

2014-06-26 08:22:48

124 stores receive top environmental certification - a first in Canadian retail MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Target is pleased to announce that all 124 store locations that opened across Canada in 2013 have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Previously, Target announced certification of the first 68 stores and with today's announcement the remaining 56 stores that opened in 2013 are now LEED certified. "This past year...

2014-06-25 16:22:39

JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced an innovative plan to invest in long-term natural gas supplies, which the company believes will save customers millions of dollars and keep fuel costs lower for years to come. By investing in natural gas production at the source rather than paying full market prices, FPL is projecting customer savings of up to $107 million over the life of the first project....

2014-06-25 08:24:32

Eligible municipal facilities, public schools and state agencies within partnering utilities trading area (NStar, National Grid, WMECO, UNITIL and Cape Light Compact) can receive Energy Efficient Lighting at no cost DANVERS, Mass., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA and key distributor partner NorthEast Electrical Distributors have teamed up with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Green Communities division and Mass Save partner utilities to offer...

2014-06-25 08:22:59

BERWICK, Pa., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant began shutting down Unit 2 Wednesday (6/25) to inspect its turbine blades. Data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine indicates that a few turbine blades may have developed small cracks. "We have been monitoring turbine performance closely for the last several years, and continue to work with the manufacturer to address conditions that are...

2014-06-24 23:07:19

Funds will support development of the Midwest Innovation Bridge (the Bridge), a regional clean energy incubator. The Bridge will offer a suite of services for early-stage technology companies in Michigan, Illinois and the Midwest region. Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 NextEnergy and partner Clean Energy Trust have been awarded a $745,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) for the National Incubator Initiative...

2014-06-24 12:29:43

NORFOLK, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads PK-8 School in Norfolk, VA has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(®)) Gold certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Opened in 2012, the three-story, 147,000-square-foot building is the first school in the City of Norfolk to achieve LEED Gold. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140624/120839 Norfolk Public Schools partnered with architects and engineers at Moseley...

2014-06-23 16:21:57

NEW ORLEANS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. ("Integrys" or the "Company") (NYSE: TEG) to Wisconsin Energy Corporation ("Wisconsin Energy") (NYSE: WEC). Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of Integrys will receive only $18.58 in cash and 1.128 Wisconsin Energy common shares for...

2014-06-23 12:23:40

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With guidance from NORESCO's Sustainability Services group, San Diego International Airport (SDIA) has achieved LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC®) for the airport's Green Build terminal expansion. SDIA is the first commercial airport terminal in the world to earn LEED's highest rating. NORESCO provided LEED project management during the design and construction phases for Terminal 2 West....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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