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LIXIL to Pilot Household Reinvented Toilets in Partnership with the Gates Foundation

Press Release

TOKYO, November 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, today announced a new partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring what could be the world’s first “reinvented toilet” for household use to pilot in at least two markets. LIXIL will build a team of experts in technology, design, and product development from across its global commercial organization to work jointly with a sanitation technology partner to refine and test a leading reinvented toilet prototype.

Living Off-Grid in the Winter

Blog

It should not have come as a shock. After all, we had been contending with a series of fall storms for a few weeks already, in our attempts to secure the compound for the upcoming winter months—a time when the snow would be measured in feet, and the roads would be closed until next spring. Some of the trips to and from the job site had already become “white knucklers,” as we charged into the drifts and hoped that by sticking together everyone could avoid needing a tow.

Honda Automobile Dealer Is First in U.S. to Achieve “Electric Grid Neutral” Status

Rossi Honda of Vineland, NJ produces as much or more electricity than it uses from local utility, setting precedent for nation’s 17,000+ dealerships
Summary: 
  • Rossi Honda of Vineland, NJ produces as much or more electricity than it uses from local utility, setting precedent for nation’s 17,000+ dealerships
  • Achieves Top Level “Platinum” Honda Environmental Leadership Award
Press Release
  • Rossi Honda of Vineland, NJ produces as much or more electricity than it uses from local utility, setting precedent for nation’s 17,000+ dealerships
  • Achieves Top Level “Platinum” Honda Environmental Leadership Award

Vegetable Power: How the Green Fields of Kenya are Leading an Off-Grid Revolution

Article

“If you don’t have power, it is difficult to achieve economic growth and better living standards,” observes George Njenga, GE Distributed Power Regional Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa.

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa is without electricity, and more than 85% of those living in rural areas lack access to the grid. (Source: International Energy Agency)

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