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Top 25 Green Football Schools Ranked

The University of Washington is the no. 1 green football school, according to SaveOnEnergy.com’s ranking of the top 25 NCAA football schools this season. SaveOnEnergy.com compared the 25 universities with criteria including stadium sustainability efforts, number of active green organizations, waste diversion rate, percentage of budget spent on locally grown or … Read more »

DOE Funds Carbon Capture Projects

The US Department of Energy has selected 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for safe and permanent geologic carbon capture and storage. The total value of the projects is about $17.6 million over three years, with $13.8 million of DOE funding and $3.8 million of non-federal cost sharing. The … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Whirlpool, LEED, Green Hospitality

Whirlpool has received certification to AHAM 7003-2013/CSA SPE-7003-13/UL 7003, Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers, for select products. These include the first top-load models certified to the standard. The certification examines six key points of environmental impact: materials, manufacturing and operations, energy and water consumption during use, consumables, end of life, and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Water Quality Products, Sustainable Forestry, WEEE

3M Purification says it is the first company to achieve certification under the new WQA Product Sustainability standards from the Water Quality Association. 3M can now apply a sustainability label to six products, include water filtration devices for the home and water appliances. To carry the label, products must meet … Read more »

Siemens hybrid bus

Green Fleet Roundup: Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Siemens

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi have agreed to work together to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles in Japan. Previously, each automaker assessed possible locations for charging facilities on its own. Now, the companies say they have agreed to work jointly under the common understanding that the charging … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: GSA Proving Ground, ASHRAE Water Efficiency, Green Star

The US General Services Administration has it issued a request for information to gather input on new sustainable building technologies and practices in support of its Green Proving Ground program. The program is seeking information from industry, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations on technologies to test for the … Read more »