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AA’s Huge Aircraft Order Claims 35% Gain in Fuel Efficiency

American Airlines’ blockbuster narrowbody aircraft order this month places a huge emphasis on achieving major gains in fuel efficiency over a short period…
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A Triple Dose of EDF Climate Corps from Inside Adidas, Kettle Cuisine and SunGard

By: Katie Ware, Marketing & Communications, Corporate Partnerships, EDF This summer, Triple Pundit will follow three environmental change agents participating in the Environmental…
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FedEx Wins Big in Efficiency & Reduced Aircraft Emissions

FedEx’s global citizen efforts are an example of how performance and sustainability do not have to compete, but in fact, together are integral…
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Case Study: Energy Audit at a Food Processing Plant

by David Jaber We were in luck.  A major food processing client of the past year, for whom we’ve done extensive greenhouse gas…
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Data Storage and the Environmental Benefits of the Cloud

Two major trends in today’s world: concern about energy consumption and the ever-increasing use of computing power were bound to collide and indeed…
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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits (Part 2 of 2)

by David Jaber Benchmarking doesn’t require site assessments, as the Orchard Hotel and Xanterra examples in Part 1 show.  We just need the…
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Volvo Trucks Meets, then Beats Ten-Year Energy Challenge in Just One Year

Back in 2009, Volvo Trucks in North America joined 31 other companies in a ten-year energy efficiency challenge issued by the U.S. Department…
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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits

By David Jaber Facility assessments (investigating a building’s energy, water, material usage and waste, similar to LEED O+M or other facility greening audits)…
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SC Johnson Test Markets Concentrated Windex Pouches

The pitch for concentrated household cleaners and refills is a tough one to make. But SC Johnson could succeed on this attempt with…
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EPA, Freight Stakeholders Roll Out SmartWay Drayage Program

Freight handling stakeholders in port areas and the Environmental Protection Agency have launched an initiative that’s designed to help clear the air in…
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Leading the Charge for Electric Cars at Apartment Complexes

Here’s another amenity coming soon to an apartment complex near you: electric vehicle charging stations. Car Charging Group and Equity Residential have teamed…
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Virgin America Reaches 15% Fuel Efficiency Gains

Virgin America announced this week that it has chosen CFM International’s efficient new LEAP turbofan engine for 30 new Airbus A320neo aircraft that…
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How to Move From “Bolt-On” to Embedded Sustainability

Switching over to recycled paper, adding solar panels to the roof or increasing philanthropy are all a good start for a company jumping…
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Target Announces Corporate Responsibility Goals

Target announced its corporate responsibility scorecard, with a focus on the environment, education, healthy living, and community work.
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REI’s Climate Impact Slows While Sales Surge

REI recently released its 2010 Stewardship report, showing how it tries to increase revenues while slowing the effects of its carbon footprint.