Washington, D.C., December 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Service Employees International Union headquarters (SEIU), located at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington, DC, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Platinum Certification. In 2007, the building was awarded LEED for New Construction (NC) v2.1 Gold Certification. The 1800 Massachusetts Avenue building was developed in 1979 with a major renovation in 2006 and is currently managed by Akridge.
Sodexo has been recognized as the global sustainability leader in its industry segment by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. The company’s programs include encouraging chefs to consider more sustainability seafood selections and zero-waste campaigns to reduce carbon footprints, and integrated management systems to provide sustainable energy and food service solutions that reduce client costs.
MADISON, Wis., October 30, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Through a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Leonardo Academy continues to help reduce emissions from older, less efficient vehicles throughout the country. Partnering with Coca-Cola Refreshments and United Parcel Service (UPS), who contributed over $3.2 million to this project, this award helped fund the replacement of 40 heavy duty diesel delivery trucks.
Microsoft is expanding its Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program which focuses on the shortage of computer science teachers. TEALS recruits, mentors, and places high-tech professionals in schools that are struggling to provide strong computer science courses.
(3BL Media) Madison, WI - October 1, 2012 - Leonardo Academy President Michael Arny received a recognition award from the Coalition for Responsible Fire Protection, “For Leadership and Vision in Responsible Fire Protection.” The award was presented by Tom Gillmore, one of the founders of the Coalition, during their annual meeting in Toledo, Ohio on September 5, 2012.
Focus on Full Implementation of ISO 14044 in Upgrading the New National LCA Standard
(3BL Media) October 1, 2012 - Madison, WI - Leonardo Academy sponsored a booth at the LCA XII Conference in Tacoma, WA held September 25-27 to inform participants about developments related to the drafting of a new national life cycle assessment (LCA) standard under the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) process.
(3BL Media) Madison, WI - September 25, 2012 – Leonardo Academy announced the formation of the new Marketplace Subcommittee that will address implementation and use of the Draft National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000). Leonardo Academy invited interested parties to sign up to participate in this subcommittee. The National Sustainable Agriculture Standard is being developed to reduce market confusion about sustainability in agriculture by providing a uniform national standard that applies to a wide range of agricultural products.
(3BL Media) Madison, WI - September 18, 2012 - Leonardo Academy facilitated efforts to reduce emissions from several Farmland Management Services (FMS) cranberry farms in Wisconsin through a grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.
(3BL Media) Madison, WI – September 6, 2012 – Leonardo Academy recognizes Madeline Island Ferry Line for its generous donation to support the outreach and education activities of Leonardo Academy’s Sustainable Transportation Program. This funding will help educate and raise awareness on the need for sustainable transportation and reduced emissions. Leonardo Academy works proactively to achieve the sustainable transportation of persons and goods throughout the country.
(3BL Media) Madison, WI - August 6, 2012 - Leonardo Academy announced the launching of a KickStarter.com project, an online threshold pledge system for funding projects, to restore a prairie and create a pictorial history of this prairie restoration project at the Valley Ridge Preserve. The Valley Ridge Preserve is a 145-acre parcel located in the Driftless Region (non-glaciated) of southwestern Wisconsin, near Richland Center.