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CO Health Foundation Nabs Both LEED and WELL Gold for Construction & Design

CO Health Foundation Nabs Both LEED and WELL Gold for Construction & Design

The Colorado Health Foundation’s new headquarters in Denver is the first in the US to receive both the LEED v4 Gold Certification and WELL Gold Certification for design and construction, according to Saunders Construction. The three-story building features a “health-positive” design and development standards that aim to improve the health … Read more »

New Carbon Capture Technology Slashes Cost Per Ton

New Carbon Capture Technology Slashes Cost Per Ton

A new carbon capture process to make fuel at an industrial plant brings the cost down to between $94 and $232 per ton compared to previous estimates of $600 per ton. The technology could help drive a market for low-carbon synthetic fuels. Led by Harvard professor of applied physics David … Read more »

First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets Are Met

First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets Are Met

In a first in the US, a company has entered into a syndicated sustainability-linked revolving loan. CMS Energy and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy, have entered into $1.4 billion revolving credit facilities from Barclays, the sole Sustainability Structuring Agent on the loan. This means that CMS can reduce its interest rate on the new … Read more »

5 Garnier Products Clean Up Sustainability, Nab Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

5 Garnier Products Clean Up Sustainability, Nab Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

L’Oréal USA’s Garnier brand is the first mass market skin care brand to receive Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver recognition, the company announced today. The five products in the Garnier SkinActive line earned the certification based on an evaluation of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water … Read more »

Meat Delivery Service ButcherBox Stamps Out Styrofoam for Compostable Thermal Coolers

Meat Delivery Service ButcherBox Stamps Out Styrofoam for Compostable Thermal Coolers

ButcherBox, a delivery service for sustainably-raised meat products, will begin delivering packages in new environmentally friendly thermal packaging that is recyclable, compostable, and keeps products frozen appropriately, the company announced. The company signed a $10 million packaging deal with Vericooler and plans to use the thermal cooler in deliveries to … Read more »

CA Regulators Give $780M Thumbs Up to Clean Transportation

CA Regulators Give $780M Thumbs Up to Clean Transportation

California regulators today adopted plans by the state’s three major utilities to accelerate the electrification of light, medium and heavy duty transportation. The California Public Utilities Commission approved $780 million to fund these plans aimed at cleaning up the transportation sector, the state’s biggest source of air pollution. The revised … Read more »

Shaw Reaches Carbon Neutrality for Commercial Carpet Manufacturing

Shaw Reaches Carbon Neutrality for Commercial Carpet Manufacturing

Shaw Industries Group says that the company has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations, encompassing all the commercial carpet manufacturing facilities they own and operate globally.

GM Sustainability Head: Challenges, Initiatives & ‘Where We Go From Here’

GM Sustainability Head: Challenges, Initiatives & ‘Where We Go From Here’

What are top professionals in the environmental responsibility space thinking about in terms of sustainability management? What are their challenges and next steps? Here’s what one practitioner shared during the first day of the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (#ELEMCON18).

Apple and Partners Invest $144 Million in Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting

Apple and Partners Invest $144 Million in Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting

Apple along with major metals companies Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum as well as the governments of Canada and Quebec announced that they are collectively investing $144 to eliminate greenhouse gases from the aluminum smelting process.

Meet Scott Tew, Executive Director of CEES – Ingersoll Rand

Meet Scott Tew, Executive Director of CEES – Ingersoll Rand

“I can’t stress enough how important it is for companies to forge partnerships and explore a variety of options,” says Scott Tew. Read how the company solves environmental and energy challenges, along with suggestions for companies facing similar situations.

Drawing Closer to 100% Water Restoration: Intel’s Todd Brady

Drawing Closer to 100% Water Restoration: Intel’s Todd Brady

Todd Brady, global public affairs and sustainability director for Intel, leads corporate-wide sustainability initiatives. “We’ve been working on this for 20-plus years and did the easy stuff a long time ago,” he told us last fall. Here’s a quick look at what Brady does, along with an update on the company’s projects.

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