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GM Increases ENERGY STAR® Challenge Plants to 63

Nine new facilities and 22 repeat achievers cut energy by average of 23 percent
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DETROIT, August 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® voluntaryChallenge for Industry, bringing the company’s total to 63, more facilities than any organization worldwide.

Lg Electronics, Pto Today And Energy Star® Go Back To School With Fun Ways For Families To Save Energy, Learn About Environment

Team ENERGY STAR invites families to take ‘EPIC Pledge,’ save energy and spread the word for a chance to win LG prizes
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ –The team of LG Electronics USA, PTO Today and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are at it again for some back-to-school fun, showing families how to save energy and money at home, while teaching children how energy efficiency is good for the environment.

Team ENERGY STAR teaches kids how to save energy and help protect the climate with fun educational activities and energy-saving actions they can do at home with their families.

Window Film Cuts High-Rise Hotel’s HVAC Costs by Nearly One-Quarter

Third-party study confirms value of energy savings from window film
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KINGSPORT, Tenn., August 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ –Through its line of performance films, Eastman Chemical Company has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Houston and Green Generation Solutions (GGS), an energy-efficiency and sustainability engineering firm, to measure the true energy-savings impact of EnerLogic® 35 low-e window film.

Ingersoll Rand Wins Awards for Providing Sustainable Commuting and Encouraging Flex-Time

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August 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Ingersoll Rand took another step towards its goals of being both a sustainable and a progressive, diverse and inclusive company when the company’s Annandale, N.J., facility was recognized by the HART Commuter Information Services for providing sustainable commuting and encouraging flex-time working.

Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

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Future360 spoke with Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer at Verizon, to learn about the company's sustainable initiatives.

Verizon set a 2020 goal to improve their carbon intensity metric by 50%. In two and a half years they have reached a 37% improvement.

First Energy Star® Certified OLED TV is ‘Curved OLED’ From LG Electronics

Now Available to U.S. Consumers, New Super-Thin TV Combines Energy Efficiency, Picture Quality, Unique Design
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics’ groundbreaking new “CURVED OLED TV,” which went on sale in the United States last week, is the first OLED HDTV to be ENERGY STAR certified, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) LG CURVED OLED TV (Model 55EA9800) combines energy efficiency with the highest levels of picture quality and design to deliver the ultimate in home entertainment display technology. The 55EA9800 joins the list of more than 125 LG-brand ENERGY STAR-certified TVs on the market in 2013.

Novo Nordisk Japan Switches to Renewable Energy at Koriyama Factory

Aiming for zero carbon emissions from electricity energy consumption, Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd. in Japan will convert all electricity supplied to the company’s Koriyama factory to renewable energy.
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August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Novo Nordisk’s affiliate in Japan has agreed to purchase two types of Green Power Certificates from Japan Natural Energy Company Limited.* The agreement commits Novo Nordisk to purchase 1.9 million kWh of renewable energy, 1.8 million kWh from biomass power and 0.1 million kWh from wind power.** The amount is nearly equivalent to the factory’s annual electricity consumption.

Ingersoll Rand Finds Value and Inspiration in the Solar Decathlon

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  • Competition promotes sharing of knowledge between business and academia, by using new technologies and concepts for real-world applications
  • Participating in the Solar Decathlon fits with Ingersoll Rand's energy efficiency & sustainability focus and commitment to working in local communities

San Fernando Selects New Thermo King Units to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reliability, Lower Lifecycle Costs

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  • First poultry producer in Latin America to use Thermo King ColdCube™ portable containers
  • Enables company to undertake a heavy duty truck fleet expansion and increase frozen poultry distribution
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  • First poultry producer in Latin America to use Thermo King ColdCube™ portable containers
  • Enables company to undertake a heavy duty truck fleet expansion and increase frozen poultry distribution

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