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BrightFarms to Build the World’s Largest Urban Greenhouse for Giant Food Stores

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Giant Food Stores has inked a deal with BrightFarms, a pioneer in constructing greenhouses attached to supermarkets, to build the world’s largest urban greenhouse. The greenhouse will extend over an area of 100,000 square feet. It will deliver nearly one million pounds of fresh produce a year to about 30 Giant supermarkets in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

BrightFarms specializes in building as well as operating greenhouses, and expects the new greenhouse to open this fall. In addition to providing produce through the greenhouse, the company plans to open this massive facility to schools as an educational tool on urban agriculture and sustainability.

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Barrier-Breaking $10 Cree LED Bulb Now Even More Affordable with Utility Rebates

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its ongoing mission to drive 100 percent adoption of LED lighting, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has earned ENERGY STAR® qualification for the game-changing soft white Cree® LED Bulbs. ENERGY STAR qualification signifies these Cree LED Bulbs now qualify for incentive rebates through certain local utilities. Not only do the ENERGY STAR qualified Cree LED Bulbs look and light like traditional incandescent bulbs, use 84 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than typical incandescents, but now they will be even more affordable in select markets with utility rebates.

“ENERGY STAR qualification can enable the Cree LED Bulbs to be purchased with an instant utility rebate delivering consumers a quality LED bulb for under $5”

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GE helps to build sustainable infrastructure with Korean partners

GE Korea and its partners work together for a sustainable future.

“We are committed to learning, sharing and growing with partners and customers in Korea and around the globe,” stresses Chris Khang, president and CEO of GE Korea, emphasizing the importance of responding to the nation’s complex challenges through collaboration.

While Korea’s top priority of economic growth has led to rapid industrialization and urbanization, the nation is still facing challenges around economic prosperity and sustainable development. Under the new leadership of the country’s first female president, sworn into office in February 2013, the administration is addressing main economic challenges such as building stronger infrastructure, encouraging the growth of Korea’s small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), and creating job opportunities.

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CITGO Launches Energy Efficient Lighting Program in the Bronx

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ –  Representatives of CITGO Petroleum Corporation were joined by hundreds of Bronx residents today to celebrate the 2013 edition of the CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP) at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx. CITGO and its community partner, Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition, will provide 39,000 compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to help low-income families reduce energy costs and protect the environment. The Bronx is one of the communities in the 21 cities across the U.S. to benefit from the program this year.

“CITGO has been committed to helping residents of the Bronx for many years. We are proud to offer another program to make their lives better. The light bulbs we are providing through the EELP will help Bronx families save nearly $2 million in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulbs, while also protecting precious environmental resources,” said CITGO Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Dario Merchan. “Giving back to communities in need is a core value for CITGO and aligned with the social development principles of our shareholder Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. We are very proud to have a lasting impact in the Bronx.” Continue reading

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Heliotrope Technologies Brings Smart Window to Market – Controls Light and Heat

BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Heliotrope Technologies, a partner of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), today announced that it will begin commercial sampling of its low-cost, dynamic window coating in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company will ship samples of the new coating, a material breakthrough featured on the cover of the August 15th issue of the science journal Nature, to some of the world’s largest glass manufacturers to evaluate its potential for commercial and residential buildings.

“The top makers of glass around the world are looking for the right solution for dynamic window technologies,” said Mike Clary, CEO, Heliotrope Technologies. “We think this technology is one-of-a-kind and moves beyond traditional ideas of smart windows to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings.” Continue reading

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Recycle for the Future: Coca-Cola Enterprises Seeks to Transform At-Home Recycling

LONDON, May 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/Euronext Paris: CCE), which manufactures, bottles and markets Coca-Cola products in Western Europe, has begun a ground-breaking study with 20 households in Great Britain and France to observe at-home recycling behaviors. The study will seek to understand why recycling rates are so low, despite people expressing strong beliefs towards environmental behaviors.

Research shows that 75% of French and 76% of British consumers claim to “always” recycle plastic bottles at home, and over 63% across both countries view recycling as “a moral and environmental duty.” However, actual at-home recycling rates do not reflect these intentions with only half of all plastic bottles currently collected for recycling, revealing a significant ‘value/action gap.’ Improving these recycling rates will enable manufacturers to boost sources of locally-available high-quality recycled PET and reduce their resource footprint. Continue reading

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Crystal IS Announces Record Performance from a Single Chip UVC LED

LED-wallpaperGREEN ISLAND, NY–()–Crystal IS, Inc., the leading manufacturer of proprietary, high-performance ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UVC LEDs) for monitoring, purification, and disinfection applications, has announced today that they achieved more than 65mW in optical output at 260 nm from a single UVC LED operated in a continuous mode. The details of this breakthrough were recently published in Applied Physics Express“This achievement is a technological milestone in the continued development of brighter, more efficient and reliable UVC LEDs. By employing die thinning and encapsulation techniques, we were able to increase the photon extraction efficiency to over 15%, “said Leo Schowalter, founder and CTO. “By fabricating our LEDs on our home grown aluminum nitride substrates, we continue to set the pace of what is possible for the combination of highest efficiencies and longest lifetimes in the 250-280 nm wavelength range, far surpassing diodes fabricated on sapphire.”
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Suniva adds Solar UL 1000 Volt Certifications and Module Capacity

suniva-logoNORCROSS, Ga.–()–Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that it is expanding its (PV) module certifications by adding UL 1703 1000 volt listing for its high power OPTimus® line of modules. These modules feature 60 cell models with power output up to 270W and 72 cell modules with power output up to 315W. The high-power solar cells utilized in these modules are made at Suniva’s Norcross Georgia plant and headquarters.

With this enhancement, North American projects can now use Suniva modules connected in series strings up to 1000 volts DC. This can result in significant cost savings in reduced labor costs, more rapid installation, reduced number of wiring homeruns and combiner boxes, and lower cost, more efficient inverters can be utilized. Continue reading

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