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EHS Software Linked to Business Advantages

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From a survey of over 3,000 corporate managers, LNS Research found that companies using EHS software not only allowed companies to streamline their EHS programs, but also provided many corporate advantages. 75% of companies using EHS software were able to identify points of risk in their operations, versus 34% of companies that did not.

Why I'm Attending the Living Product Expo

Cara Rude, McCool Carlson Green's Director of Interior Design, Shares Why She'll Be Joining Us This Fall
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I couldn’t wait to attend the first-ever Living Product Expo. The Expo was a place to create partnerships with manufacturers, designers, and producers who are passionate about creating regenerative products. I wanted to be part of this material revolution.This year at the Expo, I know that I’ll find more great products that are propelling the building industry toward a healthier place. The companies that participate in the Expo are successful because they are cross-disciplinary and willing to collaborate.

Alliance Urges Builders to Help Prevent Asthma With Proper Home Seal

Green Builder Media's June 23, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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A New Front Opens in the Code Battles The confrontation over resilient construction practices is just a continuation of the age-old battle between those who search for ways to maximize short term profits versus those who choose to deliver lasting value.

A New Front Opens in the Code Battles

The confrontation over resilient construction practices is just a continuation of the age-old battle between those who search for ways to maximize short term profits versus those who choose to deliver lasting value.
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Another battlefront is taking shape on the already crowded fields of conflict that define the relationship between the regulatory sector and the homebuilding industry.  This is in no way intended to suggest that the ongoing battles around energy codes, proposed fire sprinkler mandates, storm water management, wetlands designations, silica rules, endangered species, updated overtime compensation requirements, and a host of others have been resolved, or that they have even been quieted significantly.  We simply have another brewing fight to add to the list…the call for more resilient building

What Do the Conflict Minerals 2015 SEC Filings Show Us? Know the Insights

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Approximately 1,200 publicly traded companies filed Conflict Minerals Reports with the SEC this year, in accordance with Dodd-Frank Section 1502 (Conflict Minerals Rule).

Source Intelligence has analyzed data collected from the 2015 filings, and mined meaningful insights for companies to utilize for the 2016 reporting year. Key findings demonstrate differences and similarities between industries, trends from past reporting years, and new findings from 2015.

Nev Hyman: Shelter From The Storm

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Many people living in Pacific nations, like Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the Philippines, struggle to find adequate shelter, a challenge compounded by the elevated risk of structure-destroying cyclones. Meanwhile, miles off their coasts, plastic waste floats in the ocean, contaminating the marine food chain and threatening the world's largest ecosystem.

The State of Our Climate: What We Need to Do

CEO Remarks While Accepting Sustainability Award
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Stanley P. Rhodes, SCS Global Services Founder and CEO, delivered a short, impassioned speech on the importance of confronting our climate challenge now while accepting the prestigious Acterra Award for Sustainability at the awards ceremony in May 2016.

New Palm Oil Risk Tool Released by World Resources Institute

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Global Forest Watch, an initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI), has recently released a palm oil risk tool that maps deforestation risk for palm oil mills worldwide. The PALM Risk Tool (Prioritizing Areas, Landscapes and Mills) assigns a risk rating to approximately 800 palm oil mills. Satellite data is used to identify deforested and fire treated areas.

Cox Enterprises Celebrates Summer Solstice with Solar Projects in Nevada

Cox Communications and Manheim solar arrays annually reduce more than 1,700 tons of carbon
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Las Vegas, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – At a dedication event held today, Cox Enterprises announced the completion of solar projects at its Cox Communications facility in Las Vegas and its Manheim Nevada facility in North Las Vegas. Combined, the solar installations annually prevent more than 1,700 tons of carbon from entering the environment. The installations produce 1,523 kW of clean energy, equivalent to the amount needed to power 238 homes.

Leonardo Academy President to Present at the International Sustainable Asset Management Conference

Using LEED Campus to Multiply Sustainability Achievements for New and Existing Buildings
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Madison, WI., June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Leonardo Academy announced today that President Michael Arny is scheduled to present at the International Sustainable Asset Management (ISAM) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. His presentation titled “Using LEED Campus to Multiply Sustainability Achievements for New and Existing Buildings” will take place on June 23rd at 9:45 a.m. The education session will cover the following topics:

1. An overview of LEED Campus and how it fosters increased sustainability on campuses

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