Environmental Protection

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Law Building at Georgia State University Obtains LEED Certification

Upon completion of the $62.8 million Georgia State University College of Law Building, a LEED Silver certification will be awarded to the new building.

More than 1,500 winter maintenance professionals are expected to attend the May 4-7, 2014, event.

Cincinnati to Host 2014 North American Snow Conference

More than 1,500 "snowfighters" are expected to attend the May 2014 four-day conference, which features a general session focused on risk, safety, and liability issues.

U.S. Innovator Exports Cooling Tower Technology Worldwide

Advanced plastic cooling towers help ensure reliability of solar-powered cooling project and water treatment plant in Middle East.

Nevada Joining Benefit Corporations Wave

At least 12 other states have laws on the books allowing companies to organize in this way, which allows them to focus on environmental and social performance, as well as profits.

New Hampshire Transportation Landmarks Get Green Makeover

In New Hampshire, the M/S Mount Washington and the Mt. Washington Cog Railway are historical transportation landmarks, but they’ve recently been updated with new technology and environmentally-friendly engines. These 19th century attractions are now more efficient than ever.

Greenroads Awarded for Sustainable Transportation Contributions

Greenroads has been chosen as a White House Champion of Change for Transportation Technology Solutions in recognition for its unique rating system designed to certify sustainable roadway and transportation projects.

Environmental Educators Presented with Presidential Innovation Award

Eleven teachers have been recognized by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the EPA and are the winners of the 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.

Smith & Associates Unveils Innovative Trade Floor Green Renovation in Time for Earth Day

Smith’s “Thinking Green” initiative incorporates sustainable concepts into trade floor renovation and floor plan.



Free Reusable Bags from Target on Earth Day

On April 21, Target will be giving away 1.5 million reusable bags to their customers as a way to celebrate Earth Day.

U.S. Cities with Most Energy Star Buildings

A list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2012 has been released by the EPA. Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. ranked in the top five.

Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention Grants for Small Businesses

The DEP in Pennsylvania has given 36 small businesses across the state a total of $290,010 in grants for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.

Serving Sustainability – a Company and its Cloud

While many companies tout their efforts to operate more sustainably, or lessen their environmental impact, few can measure how they are helping other businesses do the same. Salesforce.com is ready to do both, as documented in its first sustainability report.

Cascades’ Lachute Plant Receives LEED Certification

Cascades has expanded its Tissue Group plant in Lachute, Quebec and has received the LEED Gold certification. The plant is the first paper manufacturing facility to obtain the certification in Canada.

Sustainable Materials Management Workshop Held in Austin

The EPA, the City of Austin, and the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling are hosting a workshop, Sustainable Materials Management: Bringing Everyone and Everything Together, on Feb. 25 and 26.

GOJO Sustainability Report Wins National Recognition

"We are fortunate to be in a business where we can make a real difference in social sustainability -– saving lives and making life better for people through the types of products and programs we provide," said Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, GOJO's vice chair.

APP Halts All Natural Forest Clearance

The Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has put an end to clearing natural forests in Indonesia, which applies to all suppliers.

Green Steam Project in Pennsylvania Completed

The completion of the new, clean rapid-response boilers and pipeline expansion will contribute to Philadelphia’s environmental and economic goals.

This screen shot comes from a Dow Chemical video explaining how Omega-9 Oils have helped eliminate more than a billion pounds of bad fats from the diet of people living in North America. Dow announced June 25, 2012, that Omega-9 Oils are its first Breakthrough to World Challenges, addressing a 2015 goal in the area of health.

Sustainability Driving Dow Chemical's Transformation

The business case for it is stronger than ever, said Dow's vice president of sustainability and EH&S, Neil C. Hawkins.

Disney Plans to Minimize Use of Paper

The company's new Paper Sourcing and Use Policy announced Oct. 11 took effect immediately.

GSA Testing Sustainable Building Techniques

Energy savings from one of them, occupant responsive lighting systems, ranged from approximately 27 percent to 63 percent.

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