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And the Green Power Leadership Award Goes To…

Intel, SC Johnson, Cisco Systems and Apple are among the leading renewable energy users in the US, according to the EPA, which recognized these and a dozen other companies with Green Power Leadership Awards.

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

A 4,000-square-foot living roof atop a new apartment complex in Washington, DC, is almost complete, reports FMLink. The green roof is part of The Colonel apartment complex in the Shaw neighborhood. Riverbend Nursery and MSM Roofing developed the green roof, which includes a blend of drought-tolerant succulents. Facility owners and … Read more »

Clean Tech Leaders Announced

Clean Tech Leaders Announced

California leads the nation in clean tech for the fifth consecutive year, with Massachusetts and Oregon repeating their no. 2 and no. 3 rankings from last year, according to the 2014 US Clean Tech Leadership Index, published today. Clean Edge, a clean-tech research firm, publishes the annual index, which tracks … Read more »

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Irish-American Restaurants Go Green with Recycling Machines

Two Irish-American restaurants are cutting waste disposal costs and saving space with PEL Waste Reduction Equipment’s cardboard balers and “Baby Jaws” under-counter bottle crusher, the manufacturer says. Killarney House in Maryland and The Irish Channel, in Grafton, Washington DC, both installed the recycling machines that PEL says can help pubs, clubs, … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Samsung’s ISO 50001, CSX’s LEED, WhiteWave

Samsung Electronics has received ISO 50001 energy management certification for all sites worldwide. The company’s Gumi, South Korea site was the first to receive certification, in July 2011. Samsung has cut GHG emissions 57 percent since 2008, and plans further reductions by minimizing energy waste. SCS Global Services has verified Fruit … Read more »

Corn-Producing States Face High Water-Shortage Risk

Corn-Producing States Face High Water-Shortage Risk

Washington, DC, New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego are among the cities most at risk for drought-induced water shortages, according to a report from the Columbia University Water Center, in conjunction with Veolia Water and Growing Blue, a collaboration of NGOs, water companies and industry groups. Joining the … Read more »

DC Unveils Sustainability Plan

Washington, DC mayor Vincent Gray this week announced a plan to halve the district’s GHG emissions and build 1,000 new renewable-energy systems by 2032, among other environmental goals. The Sustainable DC Plan addresses four challenges: creating jobs and growing the district’s economy, improving the health and wellness of residents, ensuring … Read more »

Hurricane Sandy Shuts Wall Street, Grounds Flights

Hurricane Sandy strengthened on Monday as it headed toward the East Coast, prompting governors to order evacuations, airlines to cancel an estimated 6,000 flights, US equity markets to close trading floors, public transit to suspend service in cities such as New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., and more than two-third’s … Read more »