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The International WELL Building Institute™ and ILFI Partner on “Crosswalk” to Align Two​ ​Ratings Systems

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SEATTLE, May 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), have agreed to work collaboratively to promote the design, construction and operation of healthy and restorative buildings. The two organizations will work together to identify opportunities to align the two rating systems, coordinate events and education offerings, and promote building practices that significantly raise the standard of what buildings should be.

84 Lumber’s Longstanding FSC® Certification Typifies the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

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Customers no longer view sustainable building materials as a specialty option. Rather, for many builders and homeowners, they’ve become mandatory. With a growing focus on environmentally-driven solutions that reduce the carbon footprint, protect ecosystems, and support workers and communities, 84 Lumber is reinventing its inventories to compete at the highest level.

New Community Center in Detroit a Model of Sustainability

High performance building materials drive efficiency, optimize energy, sustainability
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DETROIT, May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – A network of local and global businesses are collaborating with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to transform a long-vacant apartment complex in Detroit’s lower North End into a multi-functional community space that will become one of the most sustainable, energy-efficient buildings in Detroit.

Companies including BASF, General Motors, PPG, and others are working together to reimagine how their materials, systems, and techniques can help transform structures into showpieces of innovation and energy efficiency.

ILFI and the International WELL Building Institute™ Partner on “Crosswalk” to Align Two Ratings Systems

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May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), have agreed to work collaboratively to promote the design, construction and operation of healthy and restorative buildings. The two organizations will work together to identify opportunities to align the two rating systems, coordinate events and education offerings, and promote building practices that significantly raise the standard of what buildings should be.

Whirlpool Corporation Showcases Product Innovations and Research for Sustainable Living at Sustainable Brands Conference 2017

Appliance maker’s commitment to sustainable innovation on display with waste-reducing home products and virtual tour of its research laboratory, ReNEWW House
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DETROIT, May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Starting today at the Sustainable Brands 2017 conference in Detroit, Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating its 47-year leadership in sustainability and product excellence.

From Wireless to Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging: The Evolution of Qualcomm Halo [Video]

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The future of urban mobility is connected, autonomous, electric, and wireless. And Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) is one of the companies leading the charge — figuratively. Qualcomm™ Halo®, our wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) technology, is a simple and efficient way to charge electric vehicles (EV), helping drive a cleaner and smarter future for urban mobility.

#CleanAirMonth: 5 Interesting Facts About Cox Enterprises’ New River Clean Energy Facility

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This year, Cox Enterprises announced the completion of the New River Energy Facility in Beckley, W. Va. The New River Energy Facility is part of the company’s Cox Conserves sustainability program, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The company seeks to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044. Since 2007, Cox Enterprises has invested more than $100 million in sustainability and conservation initiatives.

Judge and Jury Revealed: Responsible Business Awards 2017

Annual Responsible Business Awards 2017
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May 24, 2017 /3BLMedia/ - Back with a renewed focus on Impact, Scalability and Innovation, the 8th Annual Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards aim to set the sustainable benchmark for 2017 and celebrate the world’s leading business initiatives.

To support this aim, we’re honoured to announce our judging panel for this year! Chosen on the basis of their knowledge and expertise to represent the global CSR community– the entries for 2017 are in capable hands.

Meet the 2017 judging panel

Nestlé Waters North America Announces $6 Million Investment in Closed Loop Fund

Joins with Other Leaders to Jump-Start Recycling Programs across the United States
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May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé Waters North America today announced it is investing $6 million as part of a shared effort among business, government and community partners to fund comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs in cities across the United States.

SCS Global Services Approves VITO to Conduct VOC Emissions Testing for its Indoor Air Quality Certifications

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EMERYVILLE, Calif. and MOL, Belgium, May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted international leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has partnered with VITO, a premier independent research and technology organisation based in Mol, Belgium, to provide volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing for the SCS Indoor Advantage™, SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold,

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