Sustainability


2011 Honda Civic GX

Honda Civic GX Earns Top Spot in ACEEE Ratings

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy also named the Nissan Leaf and Smart Fortwo as the greenest vehicles on the market.

Bunker Hill Community College Wellness Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

The new facility is one of just two LEED Gold buildings in the 15-campus Massachusetts community college system.

More Companies Say They Will Pay Extra for Green Leased Space

Companies that occupy office space around the world consider sustainability a key factor in their space occupancy plans, and half of corporate real estate executives say they will pay extra for space in green buildings.

EPRI Addresses 7 Myths of CFL Technology

Compact fluorescent lamps can be used in three-way fixtures and with dimmers. They also can last longer than incadescent bulbs when used properly.

Stop&Shop Takes Next Step in Grocery Store Innovation

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. took a significant step in retail store innovation: a special dedication of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell – a first for the supermarket chain – at its store on Torringford Street in East Torrington, Conn.

Bozzuto Homes Building Neighborhood that Offers Eco-friendly Design, Construction, Living

Bozzuto Homes has commenced construction on Towson Green, a new traditional neighborhood development consisting of 121 for-sale townhomes on nine acres in the heart of Towson, Md.

GRAMMY Awards Embrace Cork Wine Stoppers as Part of Commitment to Sustainability

In keeping with its commitment to improving its sustainability initiatives, the 53rd GRAMMY Awards hosted two events that served wine sealed exclusively with natural cork and will recycle all of the closures.

BAE Systems LEED certified facility

BAE Systems' Facility Wins Silver LEED Award

The Rockville, Md., facility supports the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Program.



Spanish Cities Fail to Meet Legal Requirements on Paper, Container Recycling

A study by researchers at the Jaume I University in Castellón shows that the legal minimum recycling requirement is only exceeded in the case of glass.

TCEQ Tallies Consumer Participation in Computer Recycling

According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, more than 24 million pounds of computer equipment was collected in 2010.

Fueling Up Your Car With Ethanol Produced From Blue-green Algae is Close to Reality

Fueling up your car with ethanol produced from blue-green algae may sound far-fetched. But Bill Gibbons, a professor and researcher in SDSU’s Department of Biology and Microbiology, says it is close to reality – with commercial availability of this new generation of ethanol just four or five years away.

Free GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool Available Now

The Web-based tool should help government and industry personnel identify and prioritize cost-effective, sustainable strategies for small projects that do not normally engage workplace consultants or designers.

INEOS Bio Breaks Ground on Waste-to-Fuel Commercial Biorefinery

The $130 million facility will produce ethanol and renewable power from waste; this is a major first step in the company's global licensing strategy.

STARS gold rating

NYU, Six Others Earn Gold for School Sustainability

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System incorporates public reporting of comprehensive information related to a university's performance.

Technology to Turn Sewage Waste into Renewable Energy

Xebec Adsorption's innovative biogas technology was used to launch the first renewable energy project in California to purify biogas from a wastewater treatment facility, to meet California's stringent natural gas quality standards.

Gen7 Eco-friendly Classrooms Become Nation's First Modular Classrooms to Be CHPS Verified

The first-ever Gen7 green classrooms, installed at Bolsa Knolls Middle School in Salinas, Calif., have become the nation's first modular classrooms to receive Collaborative for High Performance Schools Verified recognition for New School Construction.

USGS: Great Lakes Basin Has Potential for Local Shortages

Though the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basinwide water availability assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Princeton to Install Powerful Solar Collector Field

Princeton University plans to install a 5.3-megawatt solar collector field.

Technip Launches Vertiwind Floating Wind Turbine Project

Technip, in association with Nénuphar, Converteam and EDF Energies nouvelles is launching the Vertiwind project to test a pre-industrial prototype of a vertical-axis offshore floating wind turbine.

EPA Offers Sustainability Help; Application Deadline Is Feb. 23

The agency, along with HUD and DOT, is providing technical assistance to help communities achieve their sustainable planning goals.

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