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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 »

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 »

KB Home Debuts Water, Energy-Efficient ‘Double ZeroHouse’

KB Home has built a “Double ZeroHouse,” designed to achieve net-zero energy usage and conserve as much as 70 percent of the freshwater that would traditionally be used in a typical resale home, in California. The house, at KB Home’s Fiora at Blackstone community in El Dorado Hills, includes renewable … Read more »

GreenPoint Rated

KB Home, Eden Housing Among Green Building Award Winners

KB Home has the highest volume of GreenPoint Rated projects — more than 1,000 in the pipeline, 600 of which are slated for 2014 — and for this has won Community Builder of the Year, one of seven GreenPoint Rated awards for 2013. The nonprofit Build It Green says it … Read more »

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Home Depot, KB Home Win EPA Water Awards

Home Depot and KB Home were among several companies and organizations honored by the EPA for their commitment to water efficiency and support of the WaterSense program. Since the EPA launched the program in 2006, WaterSense-labeled products — and its 2,700 other WaterSense partners — have helped Americans save $8.9 … Read more »

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First WaterSense Labeled Product Available for Commercial Kitchens

Pre-rinse spray valves — which remove excess food waste from dishes prior to dishwashing and account for about one-third of the water used in a typical commercial kitchen — are now eligible to earn the EPA’s WaterSense label and help food service establishments save water, energy and money. This is … Read more »

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Nike, Starbucks: Climate Change Policy is ‘Economic Opportunity’

Nike, Starbucks, Ikea and 30 other companies have signed a statement urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions. Climate change policy is an economic opportunity, says Anne Kelly, director of Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy … Read more »

Most Large Companies ‘Lack Long-Term Water Strategies’

Most Large Companies ‘Lack Long-Term Water Strategies’

The majority – 60 percent – of the world’s 250 largest companies lack a long-term water strategy, according to a KPMG analysis of corporate responsibility reports. This may mean companies do not see the need to detail water strategies in their CR reports, according to Sustainable Insight – Business Responses … Read more »

Lowe’s, Kohler, KB Home Win EPA Water Awards

Lowe’s helped its customers save about 4 billion gallons of water last year, and Kohler introduced 40 new water-efficient toilet models to the North American market in 2011, earning both companies EPA awards. Colorado Springs Utilities, American Standard Brands and KB Home also received 2012 WaterSense partners of the year … Read more »

USGBC, Kohler, KB Homes Urge GSA to Stick with LEED Rating System

The US Green Building Council, along with 1,200 businesses and organizations that include KB Home, Kohler, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Sherwin Williams and the cities of Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco, has sent a letter urging the General Services Administration to continue to use the LEED sustainable building rating system. The … Read more »

Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Intel Link Climate Change to Water Risk, Ceres Study Finds

Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Intel Link Climate Change to Water Risk, Ceres Study Finds

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, KB Home, Alcoa and Intel are among the 27 percent of companies assessed that made the connection between climate change and water risk in 2011, up from 10 percent in 2009, according to a report from Ceres. The study, Clearing the Waters: A Review of … Read more »

BMW, Frito-Lay, Nike, Starbucks Commit to Support EV Deployment

BMW, Frito-Lay, Price Chopper, Ikea, National Grid, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, and Ceres’ business advocacy coalition BICEP – on behalf of member companies including Starbucks, Nike, eBay and Clif Bar – are among the 70 companies and organizations that have pledged to facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles … Read more »