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Haworth to Source 100% Sustainable Wood by 2015

Furniture designer and manufacturer Haworth has set a goal to source 100 percent of the wood used in Haworth casegoods, systems, tables and storage products, globally, from sustainably managed forests by the end of 2015. To verify the source of its wood materials, Haworth says it seeks third-party certifications from … Read more »

Waste Tire Recycling Facility Moves Forward

Environmental Waste International (EWS) says it has completed a continuous four-day (100-hour) run of its TR-900 waste tire recycling facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This doubles the previous record announced in June. The company says this four-day run is a milestone toward continuous 24/7 operation of its waste tire … Read more »

Tier 4 Final G-drive engine

Cummins Power Generation Engines Meet EPA Tier 4 Emissions Regulations

Cummins Power Generation says its two new diesel G-drive engines are certified to meet EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM or soot) without the use of a a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Instead, the new engines employ a combination of in-cylinder combustion … Read more »

How ITC Firms Can Tackle Climate Change

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can reduce energy use, cut greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the effects of climate change, say ITC firms that, on Thursday, launched a partnership with the UN Climate Change Secretariat. The new partnership between the UN Climate Change Secretariat and the Global e-Sustainability … Read more »

Apple's new headquarters

Apple’s Green Flying Saucer Campus Cleared for Liftoff

Apple has received final approval to build its sustainable, flying-saucer-shaped headquarters (pictured) in Cupertino, Calif., Industry Week reports. The tech giant, working with Foster and Partners architects, plans to transform an asphalt and old-building covered 176-acre site into “sustainable, state-of-the-art office, research and development facilities,” with a host of green … Read more »


Sustainability Assessment Firms Develop HPD Third-Party Verification

Seven product sustainability assessment companies have partnered with the Health Product Declaration Collaborative to develop an official protocol for third-party verification of Health Product Declarations (HPDs). The companies are: GreenCE, GreenCircle, NSF International, PE International, SCS Global Services, ToxServices and UL Environment. The organizations say a similar process is underway … Read more »