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Navajo Students Win the National Environmental Education Foundation’s First Schoolyard STEM Lab

National Environmental Education Foundation and Samsung Celebrate National Environmental Education Week at Nizhoni Elementary School in Shiprock, New Mexico
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Shiprock, N.M., April 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Samsung and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) awarded its first-ever Schoolyard STEM Lab to the students and teachers of Nizhoni Elementary School in Shiprock, N.M., today in celebration of the 10th annual National Environmental Education Week – the nation's largest celebration of environmental education.

New Toolkit Released to Help Businesses Manage Energy-Water Nexus

Understanding the interconnectivity between water and energy is crucial to business success and resilience. Our latest report, the Energy-Water Nexus Toolkit, offers practical and mechanical solutions to immediately address the challenges.
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Water and Energy systems are intertwined. Producing one involves the consumption of the other. This relationship is often referred to as the Energy-Water Nexus, and ensuring that those resources are being used efficiently is an important aspect to increasing resilience.

Win a SmartExhaust Ventilation Control and Delay Timer from AirCycler

The Indoor Air Quality in Your Home Matters
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With the launch of Green Builder Media's "IAQ: Breathe Easier" website, AirCycler® is giving away one SmartExhaust™ Ventilation Control and Delay Timer. 

The SmartExhaust combines the bathroom fan and light switches into one smart controller and features programmable settings to run the exhaust fan as often as you want, automatically. ENTER TO WIN HERE

Participate in Deep Dive Breakout Sessions with Sustainablility Experts on May 7!

Attend the Sustainability Forum 2015 on May 6-7, for collaborative breakout sessions. Participants will work alongside sustainability experts to examine specific case studies and learn how circular economy business models can create value.
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The U.S. Chamber Foundation's annual sustainability forum, The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value, will feature three parallel breakout sessions.

Attendees will work alongside sustainability experts and business leaders to take a deep dive into specific case studies. Sessions will also include a discussion of markets, consumer engagement, infrastructure, and the business case.

Code Conflict

Green Builder Media's April 9, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Code Conflict NAHB needs to get behind broad-based, widely-supported efforts to assure that American home buyers are the best housed in the world, even if it means that some of their members will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

Water Your Garden While Traveling, Landscaping with Trees and more

Green Builder Media's April 2, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Solar in the Spotlight It’s solar power’s shining moment—the renewable energy source is currently growing faster than any other segment in the energy industry. Last year, a new solar system was installed in the U.S. every three minutes. Creative financing solutions and plummeting panel prices have made solar widely accessible for homeowners and businesses alike. And by next year, experts predict that solar will actually be the cheapest form of electricity in many U.S. states.

Dive Into Emerging Trends and Opportunities for the Circular Economy on May 6-7!

Want to be ahead of the game on the newest trends and opportunities yet to come in the circular economy business model? Join experts on May 6-7 for a forecast of ideas and innovations that will prepare you for the future.
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Click here to view the full agenda and register.

Emerging Trends and Opportunities for the Circular Economy

Free Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Business Exposure to Water-Related Risks

Through a private sector case study, attendees will explore tools that can be used to understand business exposure to environmental-related risk, and how to leverage the results to drive business and environmental value.
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Join the U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center for a free webinar, focused on Understanding and Addressing Business Exposure to Water-Related Risks.

Fire Sprinkler Design: What You Need to Know

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If you’re a builder or a contractor in the residential sector, you are aware of the expanding fire sprinkler mandates that are increasing across the country for new construction homes. If you have questions and need answers, hear from an experienced fire sprinkler design technician about key points to know about fire sprinkler design and tips that might help you if the mandate reaches your neck of the woods.

First LEED Platinum Certified CVS/pharmacy Location in West Haven, CT

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CVS Health on YouTube

We recently celebrated our first LEED Platinum certification at our West Haven, CT store. It uses 40% less energy thanks to features like solar panels and an electric car charging station, making it the most energy efficient CVS/pharmacy location in the country.

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