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June 30, 2014 Edition

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VANTAGE Newsletter
Monday, June 30, 2014

Owens Corning 2013 Sustainability Report

Footprint reduction and handprint expansion points toward a net-positive future
Press Release

July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced significant progress toward achieving its 2020 environmental footprint goals, and declared its intentions to expand its handprint beyond the walls of its facilities. The company released those results today in its eighth annual Sustainability Report.

The company defines its handprint as the net-positive effects of its products, market-leading work to drive energy efficiency and climate-impact improvements across the built environment, and improving the lives of employees, their families and their communities.

Win a Noritz NRC661 Water Heater


Saving space and saving energy are just two benefits of Noritz tankless water heaters. But when it gets right down to it, having pure hot water at your fingertips is probably the feature that will make the most difference in your life. The Noritz NRC661 is sustainable, and provides the endless benefits of on-demand hot water.

How Can Buying Paper Help Your Building Earn LEED Certification?

The selection of sustainable materials, such as office paper, can make the difference to achieve LEED certification.
I know what you’re thinking - “What does paper have to do with green building?”  
Though they may seem unconnected, the reality is that the selection of sustainable materials, such as office supplies like paper, used in a building’s everyday operations play an important role in reducing its negative environmental impact.  

Must Reads: Apple Gets Family-friendly, Facebook for Kids?, Best Devices for School, Kids React to Internet of the ’90s


To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.

This week: Apple Gets Family-friendly, Facebook for Kids?, Best Devices for School, Kids React to Internet of the 90′s

Read more at the Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids and Families Blog.

Exploring AECOM’s Sustainability Reporting Goals

Multimedia with summary

Featured in AECOM's third sustainability report, Gary Lawrence, AECOM's chief sustainability officer, discusses the company's ultimate goal to become the best in its industry to deliver sustainable outcomes to clients around the globe.

Learn more about AECOM's progress and long-term goals in the company's 2013 global sustainability report titled "Managing complexity, building better lives."


Solar vs. “The Grid”

How can we know where—and by how much—power from solar photovoltaics (PV) is better than grid electricity? What does this mean for solar subsidies?

One Method for Any Energy Source

Our approach to assessing source energy efficiency is the same for both solar power and grid electricity. And while our analysis is based on large datasets, the results are actually pretty easy to understand.

Creekwood Energy Selects Energy Points Source-to-Site Energy Analytics to Enhance Its Energy Management and Consulting Services

The Energy Points Platform Ensures that Creekwood Energy Clients are Getting Maximum ROI from Their Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability Initiatives
Press Release

Boston, MA, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Creekwood’s field-tested methods and strategies, which reduce organizations’ energy expenses by more than 25% within three years, will now deliver even greater results with Energy Points source energy analytics. Since 2004 Creekwood has implemented data-driven processes to help mid-sized companies cut energy usage and cost.

AECOM Publishes its Third Global Sustainability Report “Managing complexity, building better lives”

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has published its third global sustainability report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.


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