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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September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – With 828 days left to meet the global goals set by world leaders to reduce child and maternal deaths, business and global health leaders today called for more selective and targeted action to save more lives during this critical window.
“We’ve seen a thousand flowers blooming in global health,” said Leith Greenslade,” Co-Chair of the Child Health Pillar of the MDG Health Alliance. “We need a massive focused global effort. We need everyone working on the right set of challenges, we need everyone working on the leading causes of maternal and child death. It may surprise some people in the room to realize that we haven’t been doing that.”
The event, “Unfinished Business: Partnering to Reach Every Woman and Every Child” was held by GBCHealth and World Vision International with support from the MDG Health Alliance.
EDISON, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, which shines a spotlight on America’s most socially responsible chief executives, has announced today the finalists for both the sixth annual Responsible CEO of the Year Awards and the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award. These awards will be presented to CEOs across industries that visibly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact, human rights, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility practices. Continue reading
General Motors’ team members possess a competitive spirit when it comes to efficiently operating its facilities. This year, we received an EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award and 54 of our plants recently met ENERGY STAR’s Challenge for Industry.
When it comes to reducing energy consumption and environmental impact, we don’t keep our methods a secret. It’s beneficial for all companies to share best practices to achieve these common goals. It’s why we laid out a blueprint for reducing waste, and why we’re sharing some of these tips we use to cut energy use.
1. Engage Objective Experts: The best judges are those with no immediate stake in the results. In 2012, we contracted an independent third party to validate our global energy, water, greenhouse gas, production usage, and environmental data for all of our manufacturing and major non-manufacturing facilities. Continue reading
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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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Driven by tightening environmental regulations, competition from natural gas plants, and public pressure for cleaner sources of electricity, utilities will retire record numbers of aging coal plants between 2013 and 2020. The coming wave of retirements offers significant opportunities to the companies that will carry out the decommissioning processes. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from coal plant decommissioning services will total $5.3 billion from 2013 to 2020.
“Utilities and other plant owners face a series of complex decisions in retiring aging coal plants,” says Richard Martin, editorial director with Navigant Research. “Developing a strategic plan, in consultation with a company that has experience in these major plant decommissioning projects, will be a critical element of the process of retiring these facilities and remediating the associated environmental issues.” Continue reading
The market for building energy management systems (BEMSs) continues to grow, driven by technology advances as well as a growing familiarity among customers with the benefits that BEMs provide. A number of new and existing companies are developing software-based platforms to help customers squeeze cost-reducing energy efficiency and operational benefits out of their building portfolios. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue for BEMSs will reach $5.6 billion annually by 2020, more than doubling from the 2013 level.
“Building energy management systems represent one of the fastest-growing and most promising waves of innovation ever to occur in the building industry,” says Eric Bloom, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “Among end users, awareness is growing that BEMSs can help companies not only reduce their energy consumption, but also improve the operational performance of facilities and gain insight into occupancy trends in their buildings worldwide.” Continue reading