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TransCanada Releases 2014 CSR Report

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CALGARY, Alberta, June 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) officially released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report (csrreport.transcanada.com) today. The 2014 CSR Report was released during Canadian Environment Week as a testament to the company’s focus on CSR and commitment to operating safely and in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.

Smart Irrigation Maker offers a "Pro" Designation for Landscape Designers

A new program from Rachio allows landscapers to offer remote, WaterSense-certified monitoring of multiple clients.
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Multi-family building managers know the hassles of using water efficiently for landscape irrigation. Animals can nibble off irrigation heads, lawnmowers can damage them or re-orient them. As seasons change, knowing how long to water and when, and what to do if a municipality puts in place watering restrictions are really important. But interconnected, remotely monitored irrigation is here—and affordable, for both commercial and residential properties.

Solar On and Under Fire

Solar is soaring, but some are stopping at no end to stall its success.
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Solar is on fire. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Energy Infrastructure Report, solar and wind represented 100% of the nation’s new generating capacity in April. The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports that, among the U.S. renewable portfolio, solar is growing the fastest, primarily because of the cost benefit—the price of solar photovoltaics (PV) has plummeted 99% over the last four decades, from $74/watt in 1972 to less than $.07/watt in 2014.

Axa to Divest of Fossil Fuel Assets and Make Green Investments - The Minute

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Axa has become the first global financial insurer to divest from its investments in coal companies. Until now, the campaign to divest from fossil fuel businesses has been led by private money management firms like that of the Rockefeller family and public institutions such as Stanford University.

Water Wars: EPA Rule Front and Center

EPA’s Waters of the United States rule on the regulation of water pollution is creating polarity—and some unlikely allies.
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For decades, farmers, businesses, developers, environmental groups, and elected officials have been confused by the scope of federal jurisdiction over the types of water bodies protected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act, which ensures the safety of drinking water.   To clarify its authority over water pollution control, the EPA proposed a controversial and widely criticized rule last year that would prevent the pollution of streams, tributaries, and wetlands that feed water sources.

Water Efficiency Rating Score Program Wins Sustainable Santa Fe Award

The fledgling Water Efficiency Rating Score, or WERS, program has been recognized by the City of Santa Fe for its potential use as a tool for driving water conservation.
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The City of Santa Fe's Sustainable Santa Fe Commission recently announced that the Water Efficiency Rating Score’s (WERS) development team earned a Sustainable Santa Fe Award. The Commission bestowed the honor in the “Water Adaptation” category for “developing an accurate and flexible tool to drive water conservation in measurable ways.”

Geothermal Technologies Explained For the Rest of Us

The wind, sun and tides are all great sources of clean and renewable energy, but you have to take what you can get when the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and the waves are rolling.
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THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) says that geothermal energy, a virtually untapped energy resource derived from the earth's heat, is more vital today than ever—it supplies clean, renewable power around the clock, emits little or no greenhouse gases, and takes a very small environmental footprint to develop.

Ventilation Cost Calculator: Balancing Efficiency with Flow

Ever wondered if you need ventilation. If so, how much, what kind, and most importantly, what will it add to the energy bill?
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AirCycler's easy-to-use Annual Ventilation Cost Calculator has answers.

We all know that opening a window or having a drafty house adds to energy bills. So, if your home is of an age before the ready availability of home or energy recovery ventilation (HRV/ERV), what do you do to get needed healthy ventilation without adding too much to the energy bill? AirCycler is attempting to overcome the false perception “that bringing fresh air into these tight homes without recovery (HRV/ERV) incurs outrageous energy costs.”

Infographic: How Mobility Is Improving Workers' Safety

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Mobility can be a powerful tool in the right hands. It saves operator time and bolsters labor productivity, provides a system of record with one-to-one accuracy verification, and limits incidents by granting employees access to data in real-time.

4 Ways Mobility Can Improve Your Safety Strategy and Add Business Value

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Best-in-Class companies operating today believe that delivering high-quality products is as important as successfully managing a policy around environmental protection and operational health and safety (EHS). The success of a business depends, in no small measure, on the people driving it forward on a day-to-day basis: their well-being is paramount, not only in ethical terms, but also in “making-or-breaking” a company’s bottom line.

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