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InterFaceFLOR Lays Out Cool Carpet Program

InterfaceFLOR Commercial has announced that 100 percent of its products are third-party certified as carbon neutral, Meaning that InterfaceFLOR Commercial has invested in clean energy projects projects that “zero out” the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the entire life cycle of the company’s carpet tile products. Dubbed Cool Carpet, the program applies … Read more »

Airlines Search For Ways to Cut Emissions

boeing2.jpgAir travel, which makes up less than three percent of man-made CO2 emissions, has become the whipping boy for environmentalists, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Two factors have placed airline travel in the center of the global-warming debate: The number of airline tickets sold per year could double to more than 9 billion by 2025. In addition, experts see no viable jet-fuel alternative to kerosene.

In Britain, CO2 emissions from flights will surpass those from…

Rezidor Ties Guest Carbon Offsets to Loyalty Program

rezidor.jpgThe Rezidor Hotel Group says it’s the first hotel company worldwide to offer all guests a carbon offsetting program.

Rezidor Hotel Group is partnering with The CarbonNeutral Company to offer all its guests the opportunity to offset greenhouse gas emissions from their stay at a Rezidor hotel, including their travel.

Guests must first join…

Police Dept’s Solar System Will Reduce Energy Costs 40%

rocklin.jpgThe Rocklin, California Police Department has a new 143kW AC dual solar energy system and carport structure at its new facility. The system has the potential to offset approximately 3,803 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 25 years. The Police Department will earn credits at the utility’s retail electric rates, reducing about 40 percent of their annual electricity costs.

“When we considered covered parking structures, the photovoltaic system was a clear stand out and an easy choice,â€? stated Mark Siemens, Chief of Police for Rocklin Police. “Ultimately, the power savings generated by the PV system will pay…

Hewlett-Packard Redesigns Packaging, Cuts GHG Emissions

hp.jpgHewlett-Packard says new print cartridge packaging for North America will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 37 million pounds in 2007 – the equivalent of taking 3,600 cars off the road for one year.

The emissions savings are the result of smaller, lighter packages that both reduce the total carbon footprint of each cartridge and the truck and freighter transportation traffic required to ship them. Newer packaging also contains more recyclable and recycled content…

Green Car Service Opens West Coast Office

planettran.jpgAll-hybrid airport car service PlanetTran has launched West Coast operations with the opening of services to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose Airports.

The company is expanding its business from Boston, where it operates a fleet of hybrid vehicles to serve corporate customers…

Philadelphia Considers Rubber Sidewalks

rubbersidewalks.jpgPhiladelphia’s City Council is considering installing rubber sidewalks, KYW1060 reports. City Councilman at large Jim Kenney recently toured Chicago to see its environmentally-friendly city projects.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Kenney and fellow Councilman Frank DiCicco introduced a resolution calling for hearings on the long-term benefits of replacing cement sidewalks with rubber sidewalks…

Cinemark Installs CFLs, Drops Curtain on Incandescents

cinemark.jpgIn early 2005, Cinemark, with 310 theaters and 3,349 screens in the U.S. and abroad, began replacing 11-watt 11S14 incandescent lamps with 2-W Micro-Brite cold cathode fluorescent lamps from Litetronics in its exterior marquees and some interior menu boards, Energy & Power Management reports. Art Justice, Cinemark’s energy manager, estimates that more than half of Cinemark’s U.S. theaters are now using a total of 80,000 Micro-Brite lamps. Electric demand for certain signs has dropped…

Travelocity Hosts Concert to Promote Go Zero

travelocity.jpgKT Tunstall and Virgin Records have partnered with Travelocity to host a private concert at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas this week to support efforts to slow climate change, including Travelocity’s carbon offset program.

The event will consist of a…

Wal-Mart Takes Sustainability Efforts to Suppliers

walmartceo.jpgWal-Mart has launched Sustainability 360, a company-wide program that will try and engage Wal-Mart’s associates, suppliers, communities and customers…