"This year's honorees are trailblazers in innovation, small business, health care, and sustainable textiles. Their visionary leadership is helping to power the economy and increase our ability to compete globally," Pritzker said. "The Commerce Department proudly supports these four outstanding organizations for their unwavering commitment to performance excellence and their dedication to always reaching higher."
The award recognizes Schneider Electric for its leadership and contributions to the region's clean energy economy.
With climate change, every sustainable aspect of development helps.
Together, three newly signed bills are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 250,000 metric tons and spur retrofits in 16,000 buildings.
Building audits are conducted regularly, and these allow the academy to review or considers solar arrays; geothermal energy; building infrastructure; window efficiency; insulation; and installing new boilers and HVAC equipment.
With GE’s advanced chemical treatment technology and real-time monitoring, Heathrow Airport in London is saving more than 130 million liters of water each year.
The world’s largest annual public green exhibition is launching a year-round event series to help the adventurous discover natural hidden gems around North Texas.
Tacoma searched for years to find an identity. While the search continued, the city found out who it was not by tearing down what it used to be, but by restoring, reclaiming, and reutilizing what was there already. The result is a city becoming a leader at cleaning and reusing.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to call our new world headquarters a truly global leader in sustainability," said Rob DeMartini, New Balance's president and CEO.
The company reported that its operations reduced greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste to landfill, water intake, and hazardous waste generation by between 6 and 11 percent in 2015.
A financial contributor to the development, Woodland was chosen out of nearly 500 cities and 58 counties in the state. Mutual Housing at Spring Lake received the award because it was the first multi-family, rental-housing development in the nation to receive Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home certification.
Through Fannie Mae, green financing allows borrowers to fund smart, energy-efficient improvements or reward investments for refinance, acquisition, or supplemental financing. These programs are the first of their kind available to not only affordable, but also market-rate multifamily properties.
Thus far, 169 countries have signed the Convention on Wetlands and more than 2,200 sites have been designated and recognized as Wetlands of International Importance, covering an area larger than Mexico in all.
It is expected that EO 13693 will be adopted by many private buildings and facilities as they seek ways to be greener and more sustainable.
Lighting levels in common areas throughout the mammoth building are dimmed to the level used on weekends, in order to reduce the building's monthly utility bill of about $1.5 million and to motivate the 25,000 people working there to think about their energy use and ways to be more efficient.
Two new studies are highlighting the decreasing numbers of food pollinators and the increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
After the initial fill, NLand Surf Park's lagoon will be 100 percent sustainable with rainwater, even in drought conditions, according to the companies involved.
Mutual Housing California just received certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of the first multifamily Zero Energy Ready Home for a rental development in the nation.
A new report by the ACEEE places Boston as the most energy efficient city, with New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Seattle closing up the top five efficient cities.
The Kutai Kartanegara district in Indonesia will be the first smart city model in Indonesia.