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EPA Takes on the ‘Gas Guzzlers’ of Home Appliances

For the first time ever, it is possible to buy a highly energy-efficient clothes dryer that meets performance standards set by Energy Star.…
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Appliance Manufacturers Show How to Let Disruption Drive Development

Appliance manufacturers managed to change with the times, providing a lesson for the rest of us in the importance of adaptation.
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Top 30 Cities for Green Real Estate

How do you measure the growth of green real estate? One way is by counting the total square footage dedicated to efficient design.…
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Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Eco-Labels: Science-Backed Tips for Consumers

After a scandal in 2010 revealed that some Energy Star products did not live up to their energy-savings claims, the government changed the…
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Green Labels 101: What Labels Are Out There, and Which Ones Can We Trust?

“Energy Star,” “all-natural,” “biodegradable” and, of course, “organic” – these are just a few of the environmental claims and labels that consumers navigate…
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Manufacturers Back Bill to Limit Liability for Energy Star Ratings

The Alliance to Save Energy, an association of lawmakers and manufacturers are promoting a bill that would strip consumers of the right to…
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Water and Energy Conservation Opportunities in the Paper Industry

Most of the water used in the paper production life cycle is used during the manufacturing process, primarily for conveyance of the fibers…
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EPA Report: Los Angeles Buildings are ‘Energy Stars’

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per…
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The Housing Market is on the Rise: Opportunities in Green Building

The economy is recovering, and vacancy rates are declining. That's great news for the green building industry. Here's why.
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Prize-Winning Software Melon Grows on Green Button

A new software company called Melon has hitched its wagon to the growing energy conservation market, and it provides a nifty demonstration of…
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Kohl’s Ramps Up Investment in Solar Energy 25% This Year

Already a leader in solar investment and energy efficiency, Kohl’s is adding even more locations across the U.S. to its impressive renewable energy…
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Energy Transparency Key to Greening Buildings

Why isn’t technology solving our energy problems? As venture capitalist Elton Sherwin discovered, you have to get people to buy the technology first.
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Kohl’s in the LEED with Energy Efficiency and a More Sustainable Supply Chain

This week Kohl’s issued its first annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which discusses the company's energy efficiency and green building efforts.
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UPS Earns LEED Gold Status for Corporate Offices in Atlanta

Despite UPS headquarters being 20 years old, the company just announced that it has become the first in the package delivery and logistics…
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The Next Generation of Eco-Labels: Finally Influencing the Purchasing Decision

If you’re car shopping next month, you may come across the most user-friendly and informative eco-label ever designed. For 2012 model year cars,…