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KFC and Pizza Hut Say Going Green is Golden

Franchise Management Inc. is renovating 200 locations to help the environment and save money
Article

About 200 KFC and Pizza Hut locations across North America are going green and saving money, thanks to a New Brunswick-based franchise operator.

Some of the $10,000 in renovations by Franchise Management Inc. will include reducing water use by mixing it with air, said development manager Dak Conklin.

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Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe In Not Letting Our Resources Slide

Blog
The new attraction at the Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, isn’t an adrenaline-pumping coaster or a twisting-and-turning water slide; it’s the park’s remodeled restrooms. The mission: to dramatically reduce water usage amidst the park’s growing attendance.
 
A winter revamp of the main restrooms left the 3.5 gallon per flush (gpf) toilets behind in favor of our 1.28 gpf models and included an upgrade to more water-efficient urinals, too.
 

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.

Proud Green Home: First Major Appliance Wins Green Good Housekeeping Seal

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It's not easy being green. Just ask the people at LG. The company underwent an extensive year-long review process to earn the Green Good Housekeeping Seal for its Super-Capacity French-Door Refrigerator. It was the first major appliance to win the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, which previously had been applied to cleaning products, paints, paper goods, and food and beverages.

Energy Points Announces Platform Enhancements: Source-to-Site Energy Analysis of Products and Suppliers, Competitor Benchmarking

Energy Points Source Energy Analytics 3.0 will enable corporations to determine their most energy intensive sources by resource, product line, supplier, and/or facility, while also comparing their energy productivity against competitors.
Press Release

Boston, MA, June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Energy Points, the source energy intelligence company, today announced enhancements to its Source Energy Analytics platform. The new 3.0 portal provides a framework that will extend the company’s proprietary source-to-site energy analytics to the energy analysis of products and supply chains, as well as corporate benchmarking.

Monterrey unites to protect its water

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Clean, fresh water isn’t just essential to our business. It is vital for the communities in which we operate, particularly in regions that face irregular water supply as a result of drought or flooding. In September 2013, HEINEKEN in Mexico joined a consortium with other companies, universities, civil society organisations and government institutions to establish the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund (FAMM).

AT&T Highlights Supply Chain Engagement, Energy and Water Efficiency and Tackling High School Graduation Rates in 2013 Sustainability Update

Annual Performance Review Complements Ongoing Updates on Sustainability Website
Press Release

DALLAS, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Environmental and social sustainability takes many forms at AT&T.

Mobilizing a More Sustainable World

By Charlene Lake, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
Blog

Our world is built on connections, with each other, with information, with entertainment. At work, at home and in our cars, we are continuously connected, increasingly mobile and constantly building new networks. We’re driven to mobilize every aspect of this world to make it work even better for you. And as we do so, we look for ways our voice, our expertise, and our technology can help find answers to some of our society’s challenging problems. 

Win a Noritz NRC661 Water Heater

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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.

Why Volkswagen Places a Special Focus on Water

Strong need to safeguard the protection of this vital resource
Summary: 

This is the third part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

This week, we focus on WATER. Water is life - everyone knows that or should know it. Many regions in the world experience severe water stress and water shortage is considered one of the top 5 global risks according to the "Global Risks Study 2013" of the World Economic Forum.

This is why the Volkswagen Group pushes the protection of water as a most vital resource. We do it because we care about the environment in general.

We think that we have a couple of proofs for that:

  • Part of our mission to become the world’s most eco-friendly manufacturer is the aim to reduce freshwater consumption at all brands by 25% by 2018 (base year: 2010).
  • In 2013, Volkswagen became one of the first automakers in the world to support the CEO Water Mandate, a United Nations Global Compact platform to promote the sustainable use of water.
  • Since 2011, we participate in the Water Disclosure Project (WDP), a non-profit organization which collates extensive data on companies’ annual water management.
  • Volkswagen makes itself transparent with regard to water usage and was the only German carmaker to agree to publication of WDP results from day one.

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

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This is the third part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

This week, we focus on WATER. Water is life - everyone knows that or should know it. Many regions in the world experience severe water stress and water shortage is considered one of the top 5 global risks according to the "Global Risks Study 2013" of the World Economic Forum.

This is why the Volkswagen Group pushes the protection of water as a most vital resource. We do it because we care about the environment in general.

We think that we have a couple of proofs for that:

  • Part of our mission to become the world’s most eco-friendly manufacturer is the aim to reduce freshwater consumption at all brands by 25% by 2018 (base year: 2010).
  • In 2013, Volkswagen became one of the first automakers in the world to support the CEO Water Mandate, a United Nations Global Compact platform to promote the sustainable use of water.
  • Since 2011, we participate in the Water Disclosure Project (WDP), a non-profit organization which collates extensive data on companies’ annual water management.
  • Volkswagen makes itself transparent with regard to water usage and was the only German carmaker to agree to publication of WDP results from day one.

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

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