Madison, WI, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy, a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards, announced that the public comment for National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000) closed on May 6, 2014. Gathering public comment is an important part of the ANSI standard development process. Now that the public comments have been gathered, the next step is for the Standard Committee to develop responses to the comments received during the public comment period.
LEO-4000 is intended to help users navigate the increasingly confusing range of proprietary sustainability labels, specifications, information requests, and guides for agricultural products. It is a comprehensive sustainability standard that provides a stable and reliable platform for producers to use in documenting and communicating their sustainability achievements while demonstrating compliance with other sustainability requirements and remaining flexible to meet the diverse needs of agriculture.
Madison, WI, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy announced that all its on-demand training courses available on Leonardo Academy’s website are FREE for Earth Month. Many of the available courses are approved for continuing education credit through GBCI and AIA. This offer also includes LEED Green Associate exam prep training, an eight hour training course.
Madison, WI, January 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy, a charitable organization that develops national voluntary standards, announced a webinar series on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000 - Public Comment Draft). The webinars will be presented once a week and then posted on the Leonardo Academy web site for on demand viewing. REGISTER HERE!
Madison, Wis., Jan. 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy has been awarded $586,698 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help reduce emissions from diesel engines. Reducing emissions from diesel engines is currently one of the most important air quality challenges facing the country.
November 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - We are excited to be at Greenbuild this week. To see how the sustainability and green building community has evolved over another year. There are lots of exciting opportunities to talk and learn about.
September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy has released two new case studies highlighting the benefits of replacing diesel-fueled trucks with trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). These case studies list real-world reductions in pollutants that will be achieved by removing older diesel trucks from America’s roadways.
Madison, Wis., September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, Leonardo Academy assisted several Midwest fleets and construction companies in replacing older diesel vehicles with new clean-diesel or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and repowering older diesel engines with newer, cleaner engines. These include:
Madison, Wis., August 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy was awarded a grant from the US EPA under the Diesel Emissions Reduction National Program and assisted three school-bus companies and one metropolitan transit authority in retrofitting several buses with filters to reduce harmful emissions. Although school buses are one of the safest means of transporting children to and from school, emissions from diesel-powered school buses constitute a serious health risk.