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Webinar: LCA Methods Sufficient to Provide Comparability Between Environmental Product Declarations

Webinar Provides Examples of the Use of Draft LEO-SCS-002 Standard
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Madison, WI, August 5, 2012 /3BL Media/  – Leonardo Academy announces a two-part webinar September 18 and 25, 2013 to illustrate the uses of the draft standard, Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (LEO-SCS-002), currently being developed under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process.  Since the completion of the ISO 14040-series standards,  life cycle assessment practitioners have used a variety of approaches to conduct Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), the critical phase during which the resources, land, emissions and waste

UW-Whitewater Laurentide Hall Achieves LEED®-NC Certification

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Whitewater, WI, July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Leonardo Academy announces the Leadership in Energy and Environmental  Design – New Construction (LEED-NC) certification of Laurentide Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

This project was a total renovation of an existing, five-story academic building into new consolidated offices for the Letters and Science faculty. The project completed LEED-NC certification on June 13, 2013 with 46 points awarded.

LEED®-EB Gold Certification is Awarded to 200 State Street in Boston

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Boston, MA, June 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  The 200 State Street office building located in Boston, MA, has earned LEED-EB: O&M Gold Certification.  Two Hundred State Street was built in 1985 and is owned by GLL Real Estate Partners.

Launch of Development of Standard for Sustainability Master Plans

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MADISON, Wis., April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy announced the launch of the development of a standard for sustainability master plans using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process to define sustainability goals and achievements for regions, states and campuses. The development of this standard was announced in ANSI Standards Action on March 22, 2013. Those interested in learning more or in participating in this process can visit the Leonardo Academy web site at: www.leonardoacademy.org

The Pyramid of Conservation


Whether they’re building a new house or improving a well-loved home, energy-conscious homeowners everywhere are trying to lower energy use and costs. Even with the best of intentions, however, consumers are overwhelmed by too much information, which causes many of them to give up long before they screw in their first CFL light bulb.

Sustainable Transportation Case Studies Released by Leonardo Academy

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Madison, WI, March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy announced the launching of a new series of case studies to underline the environmental and economical benefits of sustainability projects undertaken by the nonprofit in the transportation sector. These case studies illustrate the variety of diesel vehicles and industries that Leonardo Academy has impacted and briefly discusses the strategies that were implemented to meet project goals.  

New Auto Refrigerant, Clean Diesel, and Natural Gas are Hot Topics in Debates Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions - Energy Minute for February 1, 2013

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Honeywell will supply automakers with a new refrigerant that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The new coolant, HFO-1234yf, offers a 99 percent improvement in lowering global warming over the previously used auto refrigerant, HFC-134a. The change is being driven by the European Union’s Mobile Air Conditioning Directive, that took effect on January 1 of this year, and that aims to reduce emissions of specific fluorinated greenhouse gases in the air-conditioning systems of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

LEED®-EB Gold Certification is Awarded to 901 New York Avenue

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Washington, DC, January 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The 901 New York Avenue office building located at 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, has earned LEED-EB Gold Certification.  Developed and managed by Boston Properties, 901 New York Avenue opened in 2005. It is jointly owned by Boston Properties and an institutional client advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

LEED®-EB Gold Certification is Awarded to Metropolitan Square

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Washington, DC, January 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ The Metropolitan Square office building located at 655 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, has earned LEED-EB Gold Certification.  Metropolitan Square Phase One was built in 1982 followed by Phase Two in 1985 and is managed by Boston Properties. It is jointly owned by Boston Properties and an institutional client advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. 

Leonardo Academy Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Implement Clean Diesel Projects

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Madison, WI, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Leonardo Academy a $1,600,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant.  Since 2008, EPA has funded nearly 60,000 pieces of clean diesel technology through the National Clean Diesel Campaign. The projects help improve local and national air quality by deploying proven technologies much earlier than would otherwise occur. Leonardo Academy’s award will impact an estimated 50 diesel engines in EPA Region 5, throughout the Upper Midwest.


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