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Sustainability

LEED ballot delayed for a year

WASHINGTON — The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system that was scheduled to go to ballot this year, known as LEED 2012, was delayed on Monday by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
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Majority of Americans buy green

WASHINGTON — A recent survey found that 69 percent of American adults purchase green products or services.
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All-purpose cleaning product gets Bio-Preferred certification

ST. LOUIS, MO — An all-purpose cleaner/degreaser with a bio-based formula manufactured by Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis is easy on the environment yet strong enough for tough cleaning tasks.
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Tips for installing water-free urinals

VISTA, CA — Facility managers thinking about installing non-water urinals should first consider a few things.
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Unisource Global Solutions receives recognition for packaging

NORCROSS, GA — Unisource Global Solutions (UGS) has received two prestigious honors in recognition of its sustainable packaging solution and innovative business model.
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xpedx celebrates spring and sustainability

CINCINNATI — xpedx partnered with Earth''s Birthday Project to bring a fun and educational science activity to classrooms across the U.S.
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Lawmakers urging GSA to abandon LEED

WASHINGTON — Fifty-six House lawmakers are pressing the General Services Administration (GSA) to stop using the U.S. Green Building Council''s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) to grade how green its buildings are.
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Ecolab recognized for sustainability and workplace safety

ST. PAUL, MN — Ecolab Inc. has been recognized by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for energy efficiency initiatives at two manufacturing facilities and for employee safety at several of the company''s manufacturing sites across the U.S.
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EPA partners with NASCAR

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) have teamed up to promote green initiatives and sustainability.
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Kimberly-Clark reports sustainability progress

DALLAS — The 2011 sustainability report highlights company''s efforts to sustain resources for the future by focusing on "People, Planet and Products."
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