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DERA Grant Funding Announced by EPA

2017 National Request for Proposals now open
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MADISON, Wis., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As a courtesy to our stakeholders, Leonardo Academy is excited to forward an available funding opportunity for Clean Diesel projects though the EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA). EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets located in areas designated as having poor air quality. The EPA anticipates awarding approximately $11 million in DERA funding to eligible projects​.

ANSI and Leonardo Academy Announce Extension for the ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Certification Body Pilot Program

The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2017. Webinar training for interested parties will be offered throughout the sign-up period.
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Leonardo Academy, Inc. The Sustainability Experts® announced today that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has extended the deadline for Certifiers (Certification Bodies or CBs) to sign up for the ANSI Accreditation Pilot Program from March 10th, 2017 to May 10th, 2017.

Through this pilot, CBs apply to become accredited to certify agricultural productions and products according to ANSI/LEO-4000 sustainability criteria.

Leonardo Academy Releases Survey Report

The Use of LEED® Building Standards In the Colleges and Universities Market
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MADISON, Wis. February 9th, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today Leonardo Academy, Inc. The Sustainability Experts®, released a survey report about the use of the LEED® green building rating system among colleges and universities in the United States.

Pilot Program Announced for American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture

Leonardo Academy Works With ANSI to Launch Pilot Accreditation Program for Certifiers for ANSI/LEO-4000
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MADISON, Wis., January 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc, The Sustainability Experts®, announced today that they signed an agreement with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to accredit certifiers (Certification Bodies/CBs) for ANSI/LEO-4000, the American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture. ANSI has launched a Pilot Accreditation Program for certifiers and is accepting applications for this pilot from January 12 through March 10, 2017.

Empowering the Marketplace for a Sustainable Future

Year-End Fundraising Letter from Leonardo Academy President
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As the year is winding down, Leonardo Academy's team of experts is gearing up to expand the impact of their sustainability and environmental improvement projects. 

Not only will 2017 bring a new level of challenges in the field of sustainability, emissions reduction, and overall climate action, it also marks Leonardo Academy’s 20th anniversary as a nonprofit. Since 1997, the organization has been working with the mission of leveraging market forces to advance sustainability and environmental improvement.

Extension of Second Public Comment Period Announced for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Standard (LEO-S-002)

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MADISON, Wis., December 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc. The Sustainability Experts®, announced today that the December 16, 2016 edition of ANSI Standards Action includes an announcement for the extension of the second public comment period for the Life Cycle Impact Assessment draft standard, formally called theLife Cycle Impact Assessment Framework and Guidance for Establishing Public Declarations and Claims, For: Environmental Declarations for Products and Systems, Environmentally Preferable Product Claims, Carbon Footprint Profiles.”

Second Public Comment Period Announced for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Standard (LEO-S-002)

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MADISON, Wis., November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc. The Sustainability Experts®, announced today that the October 28, 2016 edition of ANSI Standard Action includes the announcement of the second public comment period for the Life Cycle Impact Assessment draft standard, formally called theLife Cycle Impact Assessment Framework and Guidance for Establishing Public Declarations and Claims, For: Environmental Declarations for Products and Systems, Environmentally Preferable Product Claims, Carbon Footprint Profiles.”

Leonardo Academy, The Sustainability Experts™ Announces Support for WELL Building Certification Program

Organization Staff now WELL Accredited Professionals
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MADISON, Wis. October 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy president Michael Arny announced today Leonardo Academy’s support for The WELL Building StandardTM (WELL). This certification program addresses actions by building owners that benefit the health, wellbeing and productivity of building occupants.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities for Clean Transportation and Alternative Fueling Infrastructure

Grant Application and Administration Support for State Level Funding Opportunities
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Do you own or operate a vehicle fleet in Ohio, Colorado, or Texas? A number of funding opportunities for reducing emissions and fueling station infrastructure are available in 2016 and 2017. Grant programs include the Ohio Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program, the Texas Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) and Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP), and the Colorado Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program. Grant opportunities come up periodically in other states as well.

Leonardo Academy President to Present at the International Sustainable Asset Management Conference

Using LEED Campus to Multiply Sustainability Achievements for New and Existing Buildings
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Madison, WI., June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Leonardo Academy announced today that President Michael Arny is scheduled to present at the International Sustainable Asset Management (ISAM) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. His presentation titled “Using LEED Campus to Multiply Sustainability Achievements for New and Existing Buildings” will take place on June 23rd at 9:45 a.m. The education session will cover the following topics:

1. An overview of LEED Campus and how it fosters increased sustainability on campuses

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