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ExxonMobil

Exxon, GT Technology Could Slash Plastics Manufacturing’s Emissions, Energy Use

ExxonMobil says it has developed a technology that could massively reduce emissions and energy used to manufacture plastics. The oil giant, working with scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, say if brought to industrial scale, the technology could reduce industry’s global annual carbon dioxide emissions by up to 45 … Read more »

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Grocery Stores Slash Emissions with Honeywell’s Low Global Warming Refrigerant

Festival Foods, one of the largest independent grocery store chains in the US Midwest, is the first supermarket chain to build a new store with refrigeration equipment designed to run Honeywell’s reduced-global-warming refrigerant, Solstice N40 (R-448A). This will lower the store’s emissions as well as its electricity bills. Festival Foods … Read more »

First North American Airport Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has become the first carbon neutral airport in North America by switching to renewable energy sources and converting its bus fleet to compressed natural gas vehicles, among other low-carbon initiatives.

Unilever ‘Sustainable Brands’ Grew 30% Faster Than Other Brands in 2015

Unilever ‘Sustainable Brands’ Grew 30% Faster Than Other Brands in 2015

About half of Unilever’s growth last year came from its sustainable living brands, which grew 30 percent faster than the rest of the company’s business, according to the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan annual progress report. The company defines sustainable living brands as those that “integrate sustainability into both their purpose … Read more »

How Manufacturers Can Maximize Environmental Sustainability

How Manufacturers Can Maximize Environmental Sustainability

Private corporations can — and should — take the lead in helping the US achieve its emissions reductions goals under the Paris climate agreement, writes Tensie Whelan, director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern School of Business, in a Fortune column. Companies produce the vast majority of … Read more »

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Is Ford’s New $1.2bn Headquarters the Future of Sustainable Facilities?

Ford yesterday announced plans to transform its 60-plus-year-old Dearborn campus into a high-tech, high-efficiency headquarters. The project will take 10 years to complete and cost upwards of $1.2 billion, according to some estimates, although Ford isn’t commenting on the price tag. It includes buildings that will reduce water and energy … Read more »

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Why a Sustainable Supply Chain Is Key to Staying Competitive (Hint: Look at Apple)

Apple’s latest supply chain audit report shows its push for more rigorous environmental standards and renewable energy production across its supply chain is working: suppliers in 2015 diverted more than 73,000 metric tons of waste from landfills and saved more than 3.8 billion gallons of freshwater. Other companies should take … Read more »

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Utility to Save $1 Billion with Clean Energy, Efficiency

Consolidated Edison, the utility that provides New York City’s electricity, faces higher demand for power than its existing infrastructure can supply. But instead of adding a substation, which would cost $1.2 billion or more, Con Ed will deploy a mix of distributed solar, fuel cells and efficiency measures that will … Read more »

HP

How HP Plans to Reach 100% Renewable Energy Across Global Operations

HP has committed to powering its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy — and says it plans to reach the 40 percent renewable electricity mark by 2020 — because, as Nate Hurst, HP’s chief sustainability and social impact officer says, “both cost-effective and low carbon sources of energy are essential … Read more »

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Utility Adds 38.5 MWs Energy Storage, Efficiency Projects

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has added 20-megawatts of energy storage and 18.5 MW of energy efficiency projects that will allow the California utility to supply more renewable energy to its customers and help them reduce energy usage in commercial buildings. The 20-MW lithium ion battery project — the largest … Read more »

Distributed Energy Catching On, Energy Rate Hikes Not as Dire, Survey Says

This article is sponsored by Ecova. Forty-three percent of energy, sustainability, facility and finance professionals are seeking to use energy data to increase financial efficiency and guide budgetary decisions, according to the 2016 Energy and Sustainability Outlook Survey from Ecova. The survey illustrates steady advances in organizational efforts to move the needle … Read more »