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From the Editor: Javits Center’s Rooftop Solar Project a Cause for Celebration

From the Editor: Javits Center’s Rooftop Solar Project a Cause for Celebration

As a former New Yorker, I’m always particularly interested in the sustainability initiatives of the state, so This morning, a press release caught my eye: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has put out a call for developers to submit proposals for the installation of up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the rooftop and sidewalk of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan

Demand Control Ventilation Helps EHS Teams

Demand Control Ventilation Helps EHS Teams

There is no replacement for safe lab practices and following the guidance of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) professionals. So, is there a role for new technology and advancement in the EH&S profession? And can this technology assist in making labs more intelligent and provide better worker protection? Intelligent airflow management platforms employing demand control ventilation (DCV) technology provide the EH&S teams at research centers with the ability to gather data about air quality within laboratories and to proactively identify, and in many cases

The Philippines Is Building a Climate Change-Resilient City

The Philippines Is Building a Climate Change-Resilient City

In a race against climate change, the Philippines is developing a $14 billion metropolis larger than Manhattan called New Clark City designed to be resilient — and sustainable. Take a look at key plans for the massive project.

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment expects to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 and by 95% by 2050, from a 2011 baseline, per the company’s latest sustainability report. The company also set a Scope 3 target to have 60% of suppliers commit to their own science-based targets by … Read more »

Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Stone wool insulation manufacturer Rockwool has released Rockwool Multifix, an insulation product with a mineral-coated fiberglass facer that, when used as an insulating coverboard over other insulations, can improve performance by regulating the temperature of the entire assembly, the company says. Multifix is a stone wool insulation and coverboard in … Read more »

Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks

Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks

In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week rolling back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, several automakers are responding with prepared statements and calls to reporters. US auto industry experts are also weighing in what to expect next.

19 States plus DC Plan Suit against Trump’s Emissions Rule Rollback

19 States plus DC Plan Suit against Trump’s Emissions Rule Rollback

The Trump administration announced plans Thursday to revoke an Obama-era rule limiting tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide – and 19 states plus Washington, DC, are planning to sue the EPA if the rule is rolled back, according to WHEC TV. California has long had a waiver to set its own … Read more »

Levi Strauss & Co. Takes Aim at Supply Chain Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. Takes Aim at Supply Chain Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. announced a new climate action strategy this week that sets targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities and global supply chain by 2025. These aggressive goals have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

TimTalks: with John Friedman, Manager of Sustainability, WGL

TimTalks: with John Friedman, Manager of Sustainability, WGL

  WGL, an energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services, is one of many companies that have been chasing ambitious sustainability goals. One such goal? To reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet and facilities by 70%, by 2020. WGL’s manager of sustainability … Read more »

Schneider Electric, Vestas, CNH Industrial Lead Low Carbon Industrial Revolution

Schneider Electric, Vestas, CNH Industrial Lead Low Carbon Industrial Revolution

A new CDP report published today found that the capital goods sector is driving a low carbon industrial revolution. Schneider Electric, Vestas, and CNH Industrial emerged as leaders in their fields, according to the environmental nonprofit and investment research provider’s analysis.

Liverpool Targets Becoming World’s First Climate Positive City by 2020

Liverpool Targets Becoming World’s First Climate Positive City by 2020

The Liverpool City Council announced a bid to become the first “climate positive” city in the world by the end of 2020. To help the maritime city reach that goal, the council formed a partnership with the Poseidon Foundation to integrate their blockchain platform into day-to-day operations.

New York City Invests $100M in Freight Infrastructure Overhaul

New York City Invests $100M in Freight Infrastructure Overhaul

New York City announced a $100 million plan called Freight NYC to overhaul the city’s aging freight distribution systems through strategic investments. The plan was developed by the de Blasio administration, federal, state and local elected officials, and industry experts.

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