A renewable energy boom in Ohio is all but inevitable, according to a new report that has support from major companies like Walmart, Procter & Gamble, and Owens Corning.
Owens Corning has reduced water use by 37% in 2016 from 2010 levels, exceeding its 2020 goals; the company also decreased particulate matter emissions by 23% from 2010, according to its just-released 2016 sustainability report. For a company of Owens Corning’s size – Owens Corning does about $6 billion in ... Read more »
Exxon Mobil Corp. isn't taking lightly the accusations that it may have engaged in accounting gimmicks to downplay its CO2 releases, calling them "inflammatory and reckless."
Owens Corning operates a lot of furnaces around the world that use a lot of energy. It's focused on energy reduction and on its greenhouse gas impact.
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 »
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 »
Veolia and its partners have created a recycling loop for small appliances — France’s first complete circular economy for small appliances, the companies say. The e-waste collected by Eco-systèmes is recovered by Veolia as recycled raw material, which is then used by Groupe SEB to manufacture new appliances sold in ... Read more »
The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per ... Read more »
Owens Corning and Constellation have completed a new 2.4-megawatt (DC) solar generation project at Owens Corning’s headquarters in Toledo, Ohio. The new system is expected to generate 3 million kWh of electricity per year, based on the first year production. Located above 935 parking canopy spaces and comprising 8,000 photovoltaic ... Read more »
Three New York-area businesses are installing Capstone combined heating and power (CHP) turbine systems from GEM Energy: Syracuse VA Medical Center; Owens Corning’s Delmar insulation plant in Feura Bush; and Harbec’s plastics manufacturing facility in Ontario. The Syracuse VA Medical Center is installing eight natural gas-fueled C65-ICHP Capstone turbines and a ... Read more »
Owens Corning is seeking a permit to deploy a 2.4 MW solar canopy system in the parking lot of its Toledo, Ohio, headquarters, the Toledo Blade reports. The panels will generate about 3 million kWh per year — close to 30 percent of the facility’s electric load. The company entered ... Read more »
Nine US-based companies including Alcoa, Ball Corp and Wyndham Worldwide won gold medals for sustainability in the 2015 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. The annual yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2014, includes the best 15 percent per industry and ranks them gold, silver or bronze. The top performing company from each ... Read more »