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2014-10-22 12:23:43

Top 10 States are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; 5 States Most in Need of Improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states' energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8(th) edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the...

2014-10-22 08:24:30

New Material Health Certificate offering gives manufacturers tool to work toward better ingredients in products. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced it will offer a Material Health Certificate, a tool for manufacturers across industries to communicate their work toward chemically optimized products. The Material Health Certificate marks the first time the Institute has offered reporting of its comprehensive...

2014-10-22 04:21:12

Company Makes Building Industry's Green Purchasing Decisions Easier by Providing Functional and Environmental Performance Information in Easy-to-Understand Cloud-Based Reports MORROW, Ga., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has strengthened its position as a leader in sustainable product design and marketing by introducing ten new Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency...

2014-10-16 23:11:10

The VA Focuses on Diverting Waste from Harmful Landfills Chestnut Ridge, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 BioHitech America, the most innovative and sustainable solution to food waste removal, is pleased to announce that they will providing their food waste disposal solution to The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for their multiple facilities located across the US. The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) operates the retail, food and vending for these facilities; and they will be utilizing...

2014-07-29 08:36:06

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, recently hosted Dr. Michael Braungart, scientific director and founder of the Environmental Protection & Encouragement Agency (EPEA) and co-founder of Cradle to Cradle(®[1]) (C2C(®)) design framework, for a seminar during the NeoCon Design Expo and Conference in Chicago. The conference, which was attended by several leading...

2014-07-03 04:21:42

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, has been recognised for its innovative approach to recycling and presented with an Innovation in Recycling Award at this year's Carpet Recycling UK Annual Conference on 24th June. The awards, which are open to all Carpet Recycling UK members, champion organisations that have developed and are continuing to develop new systems and processes to...

2014-07-01 23:02:51

New options, including Green Roofs and LEED-specific reporting, are available in Version 5 of the free software tool that is key to earning the LCA credits in North American green building programs. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute today released Version 5 of the Impact Estimator for Buildings, its acclaimed life cycle assessment (LCA) software package for North American building designers. The Impact Estimator is a free and compliant whole...

2014-06-25 08:26:56

LONDON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disruptive Innovation Festival, launched today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is a four-week online festival bringing together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy. Offering a mix of online and global real world events, the DIF will explore ideas such as business innovation, remaking the city, sharing economy, systems thinking and 21st...

2014-06-18 08:30:31

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpet, carpet tiles and sports pitches company was selected as one of the top 100 companies in the world for providing an innovative sustainability solution by the Scandinavian think tank SUSTAINIA. The honorary chairman of SUSTAINIA, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads the selection committee for SUSTAINIA 100 that also includes former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, EU Commissioner of...

2014-06-17 08:21:11

Wins National Award for Demonstrating Good Design is Good Business CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William McDonough + Partners is pleased to announce that Sustainability Base, the facility it designed for the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, has been named a Good Design is Good Business award winner by Architectural Record magazine. For 17 years, the magazine has honored a select group of projects whose intentions and results prove the...


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.