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Leonardo Academy Announces Approval of Updated ANSI Standard Development Process

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - August 26, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announced the approval of its updated Standard Development Process by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These changes are the result of Leonardo Academy’s periodic updating of its standard development process, which ANSI reviews and approves. Leonardo Academy is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO).  

GE Thumbs Its Nose at Outsourcing, Builds World-Class Data Center

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GE has revealed it’s new “green” data center, which is located on the same site where the world’s first commercial computer was installed in 1954. The data center was constructed by GE’s internal IT department at GE Appliances & Lighting in Louisville, Kentucky. While more and more companies are pursuing outsourcing their IT services, GE is taking an opposing view and concentrating it in-house.

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GE has revealed it’s new “green” data center, which is located on the same site where the world’s first commercial computer was installed in 1954. The data center was constructed by GE’s internal IT department at GE Appliances & Lighting in Louisville, Kentucky. While more and more companies are pursuing outsourcing their IT services, GE is taking an opposing view and concentrating it in-house.

Painting Plastic without Primer: GM Suppliers See Efficiency, Environmental Benefits

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General Motors is introducing a flame treatment technology that lets paint stick to plastic vehicle parts like instrument and door panels without using primers that contain solvents and can foul the air.

 

The use of solvents in paint primers is an industry-wide challenge. We’re committed to reducing emissions throughout our operations and supply chain, so we manage solvents through recycling, energy conversion and superheating the gases to break them down. However, these efforts are costly.

The Taxman Cometh: Ernst & Young’s Green Office and Green Agenda

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Ernst & Young worked with LEED accredited professionals both internally and with external architectural and construction vendors to design a green space for its 1,800 Chicago area professionals.

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Ernst & Young worked with LEED accredited professionals both internally and with external architectural and construction vendors to design a green space for its 1,800 Chicago area professionals.

Chevrolet Malibu Engineers Break Wind in Name of Fuel Economy

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT, MI – August 16, 2011 - John “Moose” Bednarchik and Suzanne “Suzy” Cody are not your typical automotive engineers. He’s an admitted “fitness nut” who got a second chance at life after nearly dying of a heart attack at age 33. She’s a blue-haired, Camaro-driving, roller derby-playing mom.

LEED®-EB: O+M Certified – CIM: 2101 Webster Building

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Oakland, CA - August 10, 2011 - The 2101 Webster Building, a 20-story office building located in Oakland, California and managed by the CIM Group, Inc., has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED®-EB: O+M) Certified level of Certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Researchers Hatch Novel Off-Grid Data Center Scheme

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 Aiso.net's CTO Phil Nail quoted in an article about off-grid data centers on SearchDataCenter.com

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 Aiso.net's CTO Phil Nail quoted in an article about off-grid data centers on SearchDataCenter.com

Expanding Microsoft Software Donations to More Nonprofits

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Today we are making a number of updates to our global software donations program designed to give more nonprofit organizations access to the technology they need, when they need it.  We’re currently reaching more than 40,000 organizations around the world each year – translating into over $3.9 billion of donated software since 1998 - but we know there’s a great opportunity to reach even more nonprofits and communities.

LEED-EB Silver Certification – American Landmark Properties: One Park Place

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Syracuse, NY - July 19, 2011 - One Park Place, a ten-story office building located in Syracuse, New York and managed by American Landmark Properties, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED®-EB O+M) Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Business of Clean Tech

By Mark D'Alessio, Associate Manager, Research and Publishing at BCLC
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In an  article for Fortune today, Dan Mitchell opines that the clean tech industry could be headed for the cliff, so to speak, as federal stimulus spending runs out.  Mitchell’s take is that the industry is held afloat by government funding and this will need to continue in the near future until the “clean tech economy” can solely be driven by the private sector.

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