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General Mills Meets U.S. Department of Energy “Better Plants Challenge” Goal Four Years Ahead of Schedule

Company met its goal of 20 percent reduction in energy consumption at U.S. production facilities
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MINNEAPOLIS, May 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In 2012, General Mills set a 10-year goal to improve energy efficiency in the company’s 26 largest U.S.-based plants by 20 percent (from FY12-FY22). Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that General Mills achieved its goal four years ahead of plan, with a total efficiency improvement of 20.4 percent since fiscal year 2012.  

$13M Apartment Complex Breaks Ground in Downtown Jackson

By Taylor DesOrmeau
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JACKSON, MI – Crews have broken ground on a new apartment complex after three years of discussion.

The $13 million development, called The 200, includes plans for 86 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments on four floors. It’s on pace to open in spring 2021, said Kevin Thomson of Jackson Downtown Partners, developer of the complex.

The city is giving over the land for $1 and Consumers Energy is incorporating the project into its Jackson Smart Energy District.

Plans for complex include solar panels on the roof and energy efficiencies throughout.

HARC Joins Forces With Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to Support Sustainability Research and Regional Green Building Leadership

—Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® Donation Funds HARC’s Next Step Toward Becoming First Net Zero Energy Commercial Building in Texas—
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HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – HARC and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club leaders celebrated the completion of a sustainability project signifying a major step towards the organization’s goal of achieving a highly regarded net zero energy (NZE) status, which would make the HARC headquarters in The Woodlands the first commercial building in Texas to accomplish the feat.

Compressed Air Applications Reduce Environmental Footprint With Ingersoll Rand Energy Recovery Units

New Ingersoll Rand Heat Recovery Units can recover over 80 percent of energy used by the compressors, help decarbonize heating and increase sustainability of plants
Press Release

BRUSSELS, May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/— Manufacturing plants using oil-free compressed air solutions like pharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical and automotive industries can lower their environmental footprint and reach their ISO 50001 goals in energy management with the new Energy Recovery Units (ERU) from Ingersoll Rand®.

Interview With Priyanka Varshney, Electrical Engineer-in-Training

Expanding electrical engineering expertise through challenging projects and team work
Blog

Priyanka Varshney is an electrical engineer-in-training working on nuclear energy at Tetra Tech and based in Pickering, Ontario. With her interest in clean energy, she enjoys exploring opportunities to bring advancements to the energy sector and spark conversations with industry experts about technological impacts on the sector. Priyanka has a bachelor’s degree from Aligarh Muslim University in electrical engineering and diploma certificate from University of London in general management. She joined Tetra Tech in 2016.

Timberland: Expanding Net Metering is Good for NH Residents, Businesses

It’s time for a more progressive look at clean energy policy in our state
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by Colleen Vien, sustainability director at Timberland, globally headquartered in Stratham.

Clean energy is a natural fit for New Hampshire, a state full of freethinkers and problem solvers who cherish their independence. As a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, Timberland is proud to be part of this culture. We also firmly believe that we must account for our impact on the planet and on the communities we call home.

Webinar: How the Evolving Energy Market Affects Your Business

Multimedia with summary

The market for corporate renewable energy is maturing.  As it does, it introduces new considerations for companies to weigh as part of their overall energy procurement strategy. New providers, new products, and new opportunities mean more complexity and potential risk—even for experienced buyers.

In this webinar, sponsored by Schneider Electric, we’ll examine how this evolution has the potential to impact your business. What do you need to consider when evaluating your renewable energy and clean technology choices in a 2.0 world?

Energy Efficiency Initiatives Save Lamar University $20 Million Over 15 Years

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Lamar University has reached a $20 million energy savings milestone as a result of its energy efficiency project with energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric. Lamar University achieved this recognition milestone after a 15-year partnership with Schneider Electric. To date, this project has generated $21,276,086 million in energy savings. Additionally, the project has reduced campus-wide utility consumption by 43 percent, saving on average $1.63 million in annual utility costs.

Grand Opening of Accessible Horticulture and Education Center at Overbrook School for the Blind

Center made possible by contribution in memory of late OSB Trustee M. Christine Murphy and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Local officials will join Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) students, staff, and Board of Trustees, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center - a LEED-Silver certified and planned Net Zero Energy greenhouse - on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

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