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How Companies Can Create ‘Net Positive’ Products, Services and Environmental Impacts

The Net Positive Project, a coalition of companies that aim to go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment and the global economy, launched yesterday. “With the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ratification of the … Read more »

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Can IT Help Companies Achieve ‘Net Positive’ Environmental Impact?

Kaiser Permanente switched to electronic medical records — and reduced transportation greenhouse gas emissions. This, according to the Center for Technology and Sustainability, is just one example of how technology can address environmental challenges. The center, a partnership between Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and Dell, has published its first … 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 »

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 »

Recycle Right

Campaign Aims to Distribute 1 Million Standardized Recycling Labels

Recycle Across America (RAA) has joined forces with Participant Media to launch a social action campaign focused on transforming recycling and improving the economics and prevalence of sustainable packaging and manufacturing. The campaign is inspired by Participant’s new show “Human Resources,” premiering Aug. 8 on its television network Pivot. “Human Resources” follows … 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 »

Waterfree Urinals to Save Bard Over 500,000 Gallons

Bard College has replaced its flushing urinals with Falcon Waterfree Technologies urinals, which will save more than 500,000 gallons of water a year, according to the waterfree urinals maker. These water savings, the school says, will increase Bard’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) score, which measures how environmentally … 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 »