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Liberty Packaging Features Intercept Technology, Environmentally Safe Packaging

posted March 31, 2011
Liberty Packaging announces an environmental focus to the content of it's newly redesigned website. Manufacturers' concerns about the environmental effects of materials and packaging waste are addressed by Liberty, including video on this new site.Read more

Energy Focus, Inc. Completely Retrofits Aircraft Machine Parts Facility With Its LED Lighting

posted March 30, 2011
Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in providing energy efficient lighting solutions, today announced that it has recently completed a full lighting retrofit of Truline Industries, Inc.'s Chesterland, OH Precision Machining Facility using Energy Focus' LED G1 IntelliTube™ fluorescent replacement lamps, LED TrackLights and LED LandScapes.Read more

LASERDYNE FlowComp™ Combines High Speed Laser Drilling With Air Flow Testing

posted March 30, 2011
Champlin, Minnesota: FlowComp™, a "first of its kind" technology, has been introduced by PRIMA North America's LASERDYNE SYSTEMS. FlowComp is a unique closed loop hardware and software feature that combines laser drilling with air flow measurement on LASERDYNE 795 and LASERDYNE 450 multi-axis laser systems.Read more

Bourne Energy Exhibits Multi-functional Hydrokinetic Technology

posted March 30, 2011
Bourne Energy displayed its portable renewable energy system at CleanTech Forum 2011 in San Francisco March 14-16. Bourne’s RiverStar BackPack Power Plant (RS-BPP) is the latest generation of hydrokinetic technology, a damless form of hydropower, that harnesses the natural flow of a river. It replaces large scale dam/reservoir construction with mass producible, self-contained “energy robots” placed directly in a river. There is no need for construction of heavy duty access roads, excavation or the use of explosives. Nor does the power site require special geological features needed for the construction of dams/reservoirs. Flowing water is the only prerequisite. Now hydropower can be scaled from hundreds of watts in backyard streams to megawatts in the world’s largest rivers. Hydropower is already the major renewable energy source producing almost 20% of global electricity. This new technology could potentially open up thousands of new hydropower sites worldwide.Read more

IFMA Unveils Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

posted March 09, 2011
The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce its newest credential, the Sustainability Facility Professional™. More than a building certification and rating system, the SFP™ will help facility professionals play a key leadership role in creating, managing and operating sustainable facilities by giving them the skills they need to impact their organizations’ economic, environmental and social bottom lines. Read more

CLEAN URBAN ENERGY AND NEXTGEN SOLAR RECEIVE FIRST AND SECOND PRIZE AWARDS FROM GOVERNOR QUINN

posted March 09, 2011
At the Midwest Energy Forum, Governor Pat Quinn, Clean Energy Trust (CET), Invenergy Founder Michael Polsky and CET Executive Director Amy Francetic presented the first place $75,000 award in the inaugural Clean Energy Challenge business plan competition to Clean Urban Energy, a Chicago company that ‘turns buildings into batteries’ by optimizing the integration of commercial HVAC operations with the electric grid and energy markets.Read more

MillerCoors Featured in New 'On Paper' Sustainability Series Podcast

posted March 09, 2011
NewPage Corporation announced today the upload of a new "On Paper" sustainability series podcast featuring Lisa Quezada, Sustainable Development Policy Manager for MillerCoors. The focus of the podcast is on the company's water stewardship efforts and its achievements around reducing waste to landfill.Read more

Quantis Creates Database to Help Companies Manage Their Impact on Water Resources

posted March 04, 2011
Quantis, an international firm specialized in sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), carbon footprinting and water footprinting, is joining forces with a consortium of businesses to develop an innovative water-footprint database. Read more

EPA Recognizes Cardinal Health for Outstanding Environmental Performance

posted March 04, 2011
Cardinal Health today announced that it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the EPA and industry to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. 
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S&C Makes Strides as Green Manufacturer Through Green Suppliers Network Partnership

posted March 04, 2011

S&C Electric Company announces that the company is now a registered Green Suppliers Network Partner.  This milestone continues S&C’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities and meet the growing demand for sustainable manufacturing.

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Metcam's Environmental Efforts Earn Gold from Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia

posted March 02, 2011
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today that it has been accepted as a Gold Level Partner with the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia fosters environmental leadership and recognizes superior environmental performance in companies.Read more

Hunter Lovins to Illustrate How Sustainability Drives Profits

posted March 02, 2011
Hunter Lovins

CORE, a Denver-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainable business practices, is pleased to announce that Hunter Lovins will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Sustainable Opportunities Summit, to be held in Denver on April 11-12. CORE co-hosts the annual event with the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Honeywell's Envergent Technologies to Demonstrate Renewable Fuel for Heat & Power at Crane & Company

posted March 02, 2011
Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its technology will be used by Crane & Co. to convert biomass feedstock into a renewable oil to heat and power the Crane Mass. facility where it produces paper used for U.S. currency. Read more