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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Gaithersburg, Md. September 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new partnership between Quality of Life services leader Sodexo, Inc. and HOPSports, Inc., a global health and wellness network, is introducing the unique MyFit by Sodexo Powered by HOPSports (MyFit) program to school districts to help students become more physically active and engaged throughout the school day.
MyFit is powered by HOPSports technology and equips schools with the means to provide students greater access to evidence-based and standards-based physical activity. MyFit also helps districts achieve the Coordinated School Health model, which is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning throughout our nation’s schools.
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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SAO PAULO, August 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Conexão today announced that Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded Conexão a grant of US$3.3 million to help the organization expand its efforts to help thousands of unemployed young people in Brazil gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Conexão to more than $6.5 million since 2007.
The award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which plans to equip 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The three-year grant will help Conexão, a Youth Business International partner, provide vocational skills for an additional 20,900 young people. Continue reading
Greenville Middle School has won a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. The school is one of only 12 in the nation to receive the honor.
The program is now in its second year, and Greenville Middle School was the only one in the state chosen for the program.
The program provides hands-on learning for teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms along with a $50,000 grant for the school. Continue reading