It’s Not the Pollen Count That’s Making You Miserable

By: Joseph Albright

Do you blame the pollen count for your coughing, sneezing and stuffy nose? Do you track the pollen count and stay indoors on heavy pollen days? I hate to tell you, but the quality of air inside of buildings, where people spend about 90 percent of their time, is even more important to your health. Ironically, according to the EPA, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted—and in some cases up to 100 times more polluted—than outdoor air. This is a significant issue in schools, where exposure to allergens, such as dust mites, pests and molds can trigger asthma symptoms.

Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th Among Green Power Users

U.S. EPA recognizes Orion Assembly for its onsite renewable energy
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LAKE ORION, Mich., July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors Orion Assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV ranks as the eighth largest user of green power generated onsite in the United States among the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. Over half of the plant is powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. 

Sodexo Becomes First Company to Require Its School Facility Directors to Complete EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Master Class Professional Training

All Sodexo’s Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools now EPA-trained “masters of indoor air quality” after successfully completing EPA’s 10-course Masters of IAQ series
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced today that all of its directors of facility management (FM) in the K-12 schools it serves across the U.S. have completed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Master Class Professional Training Series.

2016 Chemical Data Reporting: What You Need to Know

EPA's Central Data Exchange is now open

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq.) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promulgate and enforce rules on chemical substances in commerce. Section 8 (a) of the law requires the EPA to collect basic exposure-related information on the types, quantities and uses of chemical substances produced domestically and imported into the United States.

Ceres Commends EPA for First Ever National Rule Today on Methane Pollution

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May 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As the clean energy transition continues to pick up steam globally in the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement, the nonprofit sustainability Ceres and major investors welcomed today’s commitment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to significantly cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

The oil and gas sector is the largest source of methane emissions in the U.S., and methane is responsible for as much as 25 percent of global warming pollution.

LG Electronics And Best Buy Launch EPA’S ‘Flip Your Fridge’ Promotion With Rachael Ray Show

Consumer Awareness Campaign and Sweepstakes Highlight Benefits of Upgrading to ENERGY STAR Certified Refrigerators
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NEW YORK, April 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA and Best Buy are wrapping up Earth Month by encouraging consumers to “Flip Your Fridge” with a nationwide awareness campaign and sweepstakes in cooperation with The Rachael Ray Show and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Star Performance by CBRE


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised CBRE, for the ninth consecutive year, for its continued leadership in protecting the environment with the honour of 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised CBRE, for the ninth consecutive year, for its continued leadership in protecting the environment with the honour of 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

Major Brand Companies Across Industries Filing Legal Brief Supporting EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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April 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Four global brand companies with significant energy footprints in nearly every state in the country are filing an amicus brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing carbon pollution from the nation’s electric sector.

The signatory companies include Adobe Systems Inc.; Mars Incorporated; IKEA North America Services, LLC; and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.

We’re Up for the Challenge

TransCanada joins with several energy sector companies to combat climate change.
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EPA Launches New Voluntary Methane Challenge Program To Reduce Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

National Grid Joins EPA Efforts to Reduce Methane Emissions

Company becomes founding member of EPA Methane Challenge
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WALTHAM, Mass., March 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – National Grid announced today that they have signed an agreement with the Environment Protection Agency to join the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program as a founding partner. By signing the agreement the company has pledged to continue its commitment to reduce emissions from the natural gas distribution system it operates in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


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