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2014-10-22 23:06:13

New Seattle office headquarters project becomes LEED® silver certified Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, announced today that its new Seattle office has been awarded LEED® silver certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the leading standard for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated...

2014-10-22 23:04:58

The “green” milestone in sustainability and design adds to success of the $13.9 million, 62,724 square foot facility in Warwick, near Providence, R.I. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and WARWICK, R.I., (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Seavest Healthcare Properties LLC announced that the Kent Ambulatory Services Pavilion in Warwick, about 15 miles south of Providence, R.I., has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification. LEED, a building rating system developed...

2014-10-22 16:32:25

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCI) today announced that it will report third quarter financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 27, 2014, after the market closes on November 3, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/CG62255LOGO The Company will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to discuss its third quarter financial results. To...

2014-10-22 08:24:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(®)) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute. This achievement continues the Navy's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability through high-performance design and is distinguished as the military's first LEED Platinum dining facility....

2014-10-21 12:24:00

KPMG committed to ensuring all major office renovations and new office constructions meet LEED energy and environmental standards NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced that its Short Hills, New Jersey office attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) - the 25(th) KPMG office to do so. KPMG is committed to ensuring all of its major office renovations and...

2014-10-17 12:23:38

LG Selected to Provide ENERGY STAR Products Throughout Tour, Exclusive ENERGY STAR Technology Partner at Denver Event DENVER, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As momentum continues to build for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour," LG Electronics USA has partnered with The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) as the exclusive ENERGY STAR Technology provider for tomorrow's tour stop here at the Mulroy Opportunity Center....

2014-10-09 16:28:40

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is LEED Gold; The LINQ Las Vegas is LEED Silver LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests at two of Caesars Entertainment's newest developments will now enjoy the latest in gaming and entertainment amenities in U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified buildings. The newly-opened Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, managed by Caesars Entertainment, is LEED-certified Gold and The LINQ Las Vegas, operated by...

2014-10-09 12:23:17

Only U.S. glass container manufacturer to earn recognition MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardagh Group, a leading producer of glass containers for the food and beverage industries in the United States, was awarded five ENERGY STAR® plant certifications for superior energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result of certifying five facilities in 2014, Ardagh Group has also received special recognition as a Member of the EPA's Certification...

2014-10-08 16:21:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Recovery Holding, LLC, of Columbus, Ohio (VRH) is pleased to announce its selection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville to serve as prime contractor to assist the Army's Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) with comprehensive portfolio and program management support to the Army's Renewable Energy Enterprise. VRH will support OEI's implementation of cost-effective, large-scale, Renewable Energy...

2014-10-08 08:21:48

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Sun Life Building has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification in the "Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance" category, ranking it as a leader among recognized green buildings in North America. To receive LEED certification, a building must comply with strict performance criteria in the areas of energy, the environment and social responsibility. According to Mario Bédard, Senior Vice-President for...


Latest Environment of the United States Reference Libraries

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Texas Brown Tarantula, Aphonopelma hentzi
2014-09-22 16:02:39

The Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi), known also as the Oklahoma Brown Tarantula or the Missouri Tarantula, is one of the most common species of tarantula thriving in the southern-most United States today. Texas Browns can grow to be over four inches in legspan, and weigh more than three ounces as adults. The body is a dark brown color. The shades may vary between individual tarantulas and is more distinct after moult. Female individuals can lay up to 1,000 eggs. The eggs are...

Coastal giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus
2014-02-04 09:37:14

The Coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native to the United States and Canada. The Coastal giant salamander ranges from northern California to Oregon and Washington and throughout parts of south British Columbia. The Coastal giant salamander inhabits freshwater lakes, marshes and rivers. The species may also be found in temperate deciduous forests. A nocturnal species, the Coastal giant salamander may or may not go...

Thescelosaurus
2013-04-28 18:48:11

Thescelosaurus, meaning “godlike”, “wondrous”, or “marvelous” and “lizard” was a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur that appeared at the very end of the Late Cretaceous period in North America. It was a member of the last dinosaurian fauna before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event around 65.5 million years ago. The completeness and preservation of many of its specimens illustrate that it might have preferred to live near streams. This bipedal ornithopod is known from...

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2009-01-15 18:26:24

The Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest species of grouse found in North America. It occurs in the western United States and in Canada in southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. Its habitat is semiarid country sagebrush. Though this species is not considered endangered by the IUCN, its range has shrunk and it no longer exists in British Columbia, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. This bird is a permanent resident in its range, though some birds...

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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.