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Sustainability has evolved beyond a buzz word on Wall Street—it has become a sound investment strategy. In fact, we’re starting to see investors shift funds and focus away from companies that are not developing viable social and environmental policies that appropriately address the financial risk associated with our changing climate and diminishing resources.

Go for Gold with Green Power!

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Most of us know how arduous and time consuming the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process can be for some projects, and just when we think we made it past silver; we realize we need a few more points to get to gold or perhaps to platinum if going all in.

Did you know that the Green Power Credit can play a valuable role in getting over a point challenge?

Energy efficiency and sustainability of products – a perfect fit

Weyerhaeuser’s homebuilding companies are building homes that average 30 percent more energy efficiency than HERS reference home
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As part of Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainability Roadmap, the company set a goal to educate customers about the sustainability aspects of its products. To help meet this goal, Weyerhaeuser’s homebuilding subsidiaries began using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) established by the Residential Energy Services Network as a measure of home energy efficiency.

JustGreen™ Launches Green Power Calculator

Provides Building Projects with Real Time Quotes for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Carbon Offsets
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Toronto, Ontario, May 15, 2013 JustGreen, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand has hit the nail on the head with its new instant online green power quotes, making it easier for commercial customers to acquire  LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at http://www.justgreenleed.com.

Relentless Ally Award recognizes Balfour Beatty employees in the U.S.

First annual award given to Robert Little and Daniel Young.
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DALLAS, April 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In conjunction with the recent retirement announcement of Chairman and CEO Robert Van Cleave, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US has created a legacy award named in his honor.  The Relentless Ally Award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate a commitment to clients, ethical behavior, and employee engagement. And, the first-ever recipients of the award are Robert Little IV, general superintendent for Balfour Beatty Construction, and Daniel Young, director of construction for Balfour Beatty Infrastructure.

Toyota 2012 North American Environmental Report Feature: Supporting Business Partners [Video]

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We work closely with our Toyota and Lexus dealerships to promote green building practices. Stouffville Toyota in Ontario is the second Toyota dealership in Canada to receive LEED® certification.

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Interior Department Approves 10,000 Megawatts of Renewable Energy; SC Johnson Earns EPA SmartWay Excellence Award; Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference to be held in Saint Louis - Energy Minute for October 18, 2012

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The Department of the Interior has approved 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects on public lands. The approval meets the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Since 2009, Interior has authorized 33 renewable energy projects, including 18 utility-scale solar facilities, 7 wind farms, and 8 geothermal plants. When built, the projects will provide enough electricity to power more than 3.5 million homes and support 13,000 construction and operations jobs.

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