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Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Best Buy says it plans to embrace technology such as LED lighting in stores and parking lots, and updated heating and cooling systems in order to help it reach its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 60% by 2020.

Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Medium- and heavy-duty electric truck sales will see a boost from stricter emissions targets for commercial vehicles, according to Navigant Research. Meanwhile Ford rolls out new EVs and Home Depot says cutting emissions also generates revenue.

The Home Depot Exceeds 2015 Carbon Reduction Goals

The Home Depot has reduced its supply chain carbon emissions by 35 percent in 2015 over 2008 levels, significantly surpassing the 20 percent reduction goal it set in 2010, according to the company’s 2015 Sustainability Report. The Home Depot also reported that its stores have reduced energy use by 30 … Read more »

SmartWay Award Winners

EPA Freight Industry Award Winners Revealed

The EPA has announced the 2015 winners of the SmartWay Excellence Awards for retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies. The awards honors the top performing SmartWay partner companies that demonstrate how businesses can shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air all while saving on fuel costs as they move … Read more »

2015 WaterSense

EPA WaterSense Award Winners Announced

For helping consumers conserve water, Kohler, Delta Faucet, Home Depot and KB Home have won 2015 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Awards. The EPA says the 2015 WaterSense Partners of the Years along with more than 1,700 other WaterSense partners have helped Americans save 1.1 trillion gallons of water and $21.7 billion … Read more »

Big Opportunity for Chemical Firms from Phthalate Phaseout

Plasticizers called phthalates — used in everything from plastic shower curtains to car dashboards — are being phased out of the marketplace due to environmental, health and safety concerns. This presents a major opportunity for chemical manufacturers, such as those that make phthalate replacements, reports Chemical and Engineering News. The … Read more »

Webalo

Supply Chain Management App Helps Reduce Waste

A new mobile app aims to help companies manage supply chains in real time while also reducing waste. Webalo, the high-productivity mobile app development platform, and Bell Nursery, the nursery provider of annuals and perennials to more than 170 Home Depot stores, have launched an enterprise mobile product for supply … Read more »

Over 2M Kilograms of Batteries Diverted from Landfills

Call2Recycle Canada has collected and recycled more than 2 million kilograms of batteries across Canada. The organization, funded by battery and battery-powered product manufacturers, says Canadians have recycled more batteries in the first 10 months of this year than in all of 2013. Call2Recycle Canada is the approved battery stewardship … Read more »

Initiatives Launched to Save Bee Population

Cascadian Farm and the Almond Board of California have both launched initiatives to help reverse declining bee populations. Cascadian Farm, in partnership with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, announced its “Bee Friendlier” program to increase awareness of bee loss issues and encourage … Read more »

2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year

EPA Awards WaterSense Partners of the Year

Kohler, Home Depot and KB Home are among the companies to receive 2014 EPA WaterSense Partners of the Year awards for promoting water efficiency and helping consumers save 757 billion gallons of water. Kohler received the 2014 Sustained Excellence Award — the highest level of WaterSense recognition — for the … Read more »

2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards

EPA Awards SmartWay Shipping, Logistic Partners

Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s and Home Depot are among the 2014 winners of the EPA’s SmartWay awards, which honors freight industry companies’ environmental leadership. Winners are in the top 5 percent of SmartWay performers in improving fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing air pollution. The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors … Read more »