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World Environment Center Project Partner Chileoliva Signs National Clean Production Standards Agreement

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SANTIAGO, CHILE, June 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) announces today the successful signing of a Voluntary Agreement on Clean Production standards between Chileoliva, the leading industrial association of Chilean-produced olive oil, and the National Council of Clean Production (CPL).  This agreement is the result of the commitment of the industry, the guidance of the CPL, and WEC’s project with Chileoliva, funded by the U.S. Department of State – “Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships.”

GM Building Becomes First Brownfield Site to Earn LEED Certification

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If you have ever visited our Milford Proving Ground, you probably made a quick stop at Building 23 to sign in and receive your visitor’s pass before you made your way out to your destination.

LG Electronics Debuts New Guest-Centric Solutions

Unveiled at HITEC 2013, New Pro:Centric® Televisions Increase Options for Enhanced Interactive Guest Room Experience
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA, the industry leader in hotel- and guest-centric display solutions, is unveiling two new series of commercial-grade LED TVs featuring the latest Pro:Centric® platform, designed to deliver an enhanced, interactive guest-room experience.

Lordstown is All-In With LED Lighting & Efficiency

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GM’s Lordstown Stamping plant is the first and largest North American GM facility to convert all of its lighting to high-efficiency LED bulbs. The switch will save the plant more than $800,000 overall annually, while reducing CO2 emissions by more than 8,500 tons. This is equivalent to annual energy use of 397 homes.

Step by Step, GM Further Improves Building Efficiency

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ENERGY STAR® Chief Jean Lupinacci believes any building can take simple steps to improve its energy efficiency.

Take GM. Through efforts like tracking energy use, making the most of heating and cooling ventilation systems, and turning off lights when unneeded, three of our facilities achieved efficiency gains that earned them recognition in the 2012 ENERGY STAR® Battle of the Buildings competition.

Three GM Buildings Take Home Top Honors From EPA

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DETROIT – Three General Motors’ buildings are being recognized for superior performance in the EPA’s 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings.

Those buildings are:

SolarCity and Honda Partner to Provide Solar Power to Honda and Acura Customers and Dealerships, for Less than the Cost of Utility-Supplied Power

Partnership seeks to broaden efforts to address climate change by giving Honda and Acura customers an opportunity to save money with solar power
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SAN MATEO and TORRANCE, Calif., February 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY) and American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced a partnership to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S., providing a cleaner source of electricity at a lower cost than utility-supplied power.

EnerLogic Window Films achieve GreenTagCert™ LCARate Gold Certification

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Global GreenTagCert™ LCARate Gold plus Certified, Enerlogic 35 Window Film is designed to deflect the sun's ultraviolet radiation and solar heat penetration, providing thermal efficiency in both warm and cool climate zones, suited to east/west facing glass in warm temperate locations, and suitable for both residential and commercial purposes.

Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR

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 The final post in the GMBeyondNow Earth Week guest post series is written by Brittney Gordon-Williams from the EPA’s ENERGY STAR team. In her post, Brittney explains how all of us can be energy efficient at home, through the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign.

EcoCAR 2 Revs Up at Winter Workshop

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An analytical thinker and automotive enthusiast, Cal State engineering graduate student Chris Reid has been nurturing his passion for engineering for many years.

So when he walked into the EcoCAR 2 Winter Workshop, he was fully prepared for five days of focus.

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