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LG Introduces new “MONO X® ACe” Solar Module

Optimized Design Delivers Industry’s Highest AC Output; Integrated Micro-Inverter Assures Simple, Fast Installation
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014 /3BL Media/Combining a new level of performance and installation flexibility, LG Electronics’ new “MONO X® ACe” solar module is making its debut at the InterSolar 2014 trade show, which opens here today.

Czech Republic Home to Caterpillar Remanufacturing Achievements

Caterpillar remanufacturing facility the second LEED green building certified in Czech Republic

Our Solar Turbines Remanufacturing Center in Zatec, Czech Republic, was designed from the beginning to set a benchmark for sustainable manufacturing. In fact, in February 2013, it became the second manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification.

Caterpillar Actively Pursuing LEED Certifications

A summary of Caterpillar LEED certifications from the 2013 Sustainability Report

One portion of Caterpillar's Vision 2020 sustainable development goals is "designing all new facility construction to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or comparable green building criteria."

In 2013, the following Caterpillar facilities received certification in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC (New Construction) certification process or comparable criteria:


  • Caterpillar Visitors Center, Peoria, Ill.

LEED Certified

Latest Green News from Green Builder Media's Vantage

June 30, 2014 Edition

Our Vantage newsletter gives you the latest green news, industry trends, cool projects, and hit green products. It's easy to stay on top of what you need to know!

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."



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