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Sloan® Commits to Carbon Neutral Commercial Restroom Products

Reducing Carbon Footprint Furthers Sloan’s Pledge to Sustainability and Transparency
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November 20, 2017 /3BL Media/  -  Sloan, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has issued a series of carbon-free products in an effort to reduce the impacts its products have on the environment.

Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans for Wind Turbines at Greenville Manufacturing Facility

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation today announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio and further build on the company's 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing.

Why Can’t We Get Greener When We Want To?

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Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, is co-leading efforts to support the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, vision for advancing low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure citywide and shares how removing barriers in city codes, policies, and operations is essential to moving forward. All opinions expressed in this post are the author's own.

Examining barriers to green building and infrastructure in local ordinances, policies, and operations
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Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, is co-leading efforts to support the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, vision for advancing low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure citywide and shares how removing barriers in city codes, policies, and operations is essential to moving forward. All opinions expressed in this post are the author's own.

Environmental Responsibility at MGM National Harbor

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MGM National Harbor was designed and built with sustainability in the forefront, making it a premier eco-luxury destination. Although Maryland did not require that we meet this standard, MNH achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Every element throughout the resort’s interior and exterior architecture was designed with sustainability in mind, including extensive use of natural light, LED lighting and water-saving fixtures. See the above infographic for more details on MNH’s sustainability.

Expert Interview With Scott Ceasar, Sustainable Design Expert

Designing low-impact buildings that last
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Scott R. Ceasar is a Principal at Cosentini Associates, A Tetra Tech Company, and the Director of Sustainable Design. He promotes sustainable design practices in the building industry and within the firm, focusing on creating systems that are energy-efficient, environmentally responsible, and ensure occupant comfort.

Whirlpool Corporation Named to 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation, the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and natural resource efficiency with its inclusion on the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index.

UK First As Barclays Issues €500m Green Bond

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Barclays PLC has successfully priced and issued a 0.625% €500m green bond.  This is a first for the UK market, as it represents the first green bond issued by a UK bank, using UK assets.  The transaction was well received, attracting a final order book of €1.85bn.

Owens Corning Insulation Products Are First to Be Certified as Made With 100% Wind-Powered Electricity and Reduced Embodied Carbon

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TOLEDO, Ohio, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced three types of commercial and residential insulation, independently certified as made with renewable energy, are available for specification and purchase. These products represent the first ever to have met the requirements of SCS Global Services’ certification protocol to validate electricity used to make them is 100% wind powered, which, in turn, reduces their carbon footprint.

11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification

GM promotes sustainable development through biodiversity goal
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DETROIT, November 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.

International Well Building Institute Remains Committed to Performance, Because Human Health Demands It

IWBI Reaffirms Commitment to Promote Human Health and Wellness Through Better Buildings, Releases Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL
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NEW YORK, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today released its Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL™, a guide that aims to help manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard™. IWBI used the occasion to reiterate its intention to keep the global WELL Building Standard (WELL) focused on setting design and policy protocols and performance thresholds that buildings and communities should strive to achieve to improve the health of the people in those spaces.  

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