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International Living Future Institute Adds Embodied Carbon to Declare Labels in Shift to Acknowledging Full Product Impacts

New Declare Labels Piloted by Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, Superior Essex Communications in Bold Commitment to Transparency and Accountability
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SEATTLE, October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), announced the first of its new Declare labels that include product embodied carbon alongside ingredient disclosure, reinforcing ILFI’s commitment to transparency in the building products industry. Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, and Superior Essex Communications have supported this paradigm shift through several pilot Declare labels that broadens the scope of material health.

Mainstreaming the Healthy Materials Movement

Volume Commitments and Updated Standards Scale the Creation and Adoption of Healthy Materials
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The healthy materials movement began with a few intrepid designers, manufacturers and forward-thinking nonprofits asking a simple question: Why can’t every place we live, work and play be free of toxic chemicals and harmful materials?

UPS to Add More Than 6,000 Vehicles to Its Natural Gas Fleet

Builds on More Than a Decade of UPS’s Leadership in Alt Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles and Fueling Stations
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ATLANTA, October 10, 2019 /3BL Media/UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450M investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Time Traveler's Car Part II

By: John A. Lanier
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Lilium’s design produced something technically impressive and elegantly beautiful. That is nature’s way, and it shows what’s possible when we turn to the natural world for instruction and inspiration.

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Lilium’s design produced something technically impressive and elegantly beautiful. That is nature’s way, and it shows what’s possible when we turn to the natural world for instruction and inspiration.

Reinforcing Our Responsibility to Sustainability

Intel is committed to building technology and products while leaving a positive impact in our communities
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By Ann Kelleher

An Innovative Future Factory for S.Pellegrino

Works begins on new home for the well-known Italian brand
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To celebrate the 120-year anniversary of S.Pellegrino, work has begun on the new production plant of one of the best-known and iconic Italian brands in the world. The new S.Pellegrino bottling facility at San Pellegrino Terme in Italy is an innovative and technologically advanced structure. 

Utilities That Take This Approach to Battery Storage Will Maximize Future Market Share

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By Liz Waldren

As more U.S. states offer incentives for renewable energy investment and costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels continue to decrease, it seems utility-scale battery energy storage is positioned to take charge of the next renewables revolution.

IWBI Event Addresses Positive Business Impacts of a People + Planet Approach

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NEW YORK, October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – When it comes to the health of the business, environmental sustainability and climate action go hand-in-hand with human health. This was the key takeaway at “Changing climates: Prioritizing human health amid environmental, political and social change”, a breakfast event organized by the International WELL Building Institute.

The Sustainable Glass House of Gorafe in Netflix's Series ‘Black Mirror’

Guardian Glass builds a sustainable glass habitat in the middle of the desert, cameos in Netflix series ‘Black Mirror’
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In the middle of Spain’s Gorafe Desert, there sits a solitary glass structure in the middle of a desolate stone landscape. Called La Casa del Desierto (or, desert house), this three-sided glass house serves as a testament to the capabilities of coated glass products, specifically those from Koch company Guardian Glass.

Watch: Guardian Glass Europe - The house of the desert - episode 1

Whirlpool Corporation Named to 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

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October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ Whirlpool Corporation is among a distinguished group of companies included on the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index – a recognition of its longstanding commitment to sustainable business practices. This is not the home appliance manufacturer's first appearance on the annual index. In fact, Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized on the DJSI 13 of the past 14 years.

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