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Solar Power's Shining Moment

Solar is currently growing faster than any other segment in the energy industry.

LAST YEAR, a new solar system was installed in the U.S. every three minutes. Creative financing solutions and plummeting panel prices have made solar widely accessible for homeowners and businesses alike. And by next year, experts predict that solar will actually be the cheapest form of electricity in many U.S. states.

Enablon Platform Named Top Product of the Year by Environmental Leader for Third Consecutive Year

User interface, mobility offering and results achieved by clients set Enablon apart
Press Release

Chicago / Paris, April 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of EH&S, sustainability and operational risk management software, today announced that the Enablon 7.5 Platform received Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader.  Enablon 7.5 is considered by judges as an exemplary product.

Graywater Reuse

Now that codes are finally getting friendlier, it’s time to start incorporating graywater recycling into landscape plans.

Graywater is used household water that has not come into contact with toilet wastewater. It represents two-thirds of a typical household’s indoor water budget. Reusing graywater to irrigate landscaping keeps it onsite and conserves potable water, easing the burden on both water treatment and wastewater treatment plants. Unfortunately, state regulations have made legal use of graywater difficult, if not impossible—although that is changing.

Free Roundtable on April 17: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus

Want to learn how to assess environment-related risks in the United States? Join experts on April 17 to dive into The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is hosting the third in a series of roundtables, The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector.

Water Conservation: Putting It All Together

The water crisis will prompt us not only to rethink our approach to landscaping, but how we treat, use and recycle water inside our homes.

WATER SECURITY IS a growing concern, not just in arid developing nations, but here in the United States. Public awareness is starting to catch up with this reality. According to the EPA, many of the states that have projected population growth increases also have higher per capita water use. This translates into heightened competition for an already limited resource. But the consequences of climate change, including unpredictable and prolonged droughts, are already spurring watering restrictions and higher utility rates.

Mike Bloomberg: Five Reasons I'm Going to India

By Michael R. Bloomberg, Fmr. three-term mayor of New York City; Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP

The writer is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and former mayor of New York City.

The last time I visited India was shortly before I was elected mayor of New York City in 2001. Now, as India's role on the global stage is rapidly growing, I'm going back. Here's why:

Volkswagen of America to Invest $10 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure by 2016

Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.
Press Release

February 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America, today presented Volkswagen’s holistic approach to e-mobility surrounding the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf, including a $10 million commitment to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016. During a presentation delivered at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington D.C., Sommer stated that Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.

California Directs State's Largest Utilities to Offer Green-e Energy Certified Green Power Programs

Historic decision ensures California residents across the state will have the option to choose certified green power
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, February 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In a landmark decision last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the "Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program," a measure that will give millions of California residents and businesses the chance to participate in a utility clean energy program for the first time.

World Environment Center Announces Election of 2015 Board Members

Press Release

January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit organization, announced today the election of two new members to its 2015 Board of Directors as well as the reappointment of two existing members. WEC welcomes the addition of Dr. Isabel Studer of Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City and Mr. Rupert Thomas of Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague.

White Paper Released for Net-Zero Demonstration Home


Green Builder Media recently released a White Paper on the VISION House Tucson project - a below net-zero energy home with a HERS rating of -17. The home is optimized for performance and includes the most efficient features, materials, and technologies available on the market including products from Rheem, Panasonic, Boral, Johns Manville, Schneider Electric, MI Windows and Doors, Whirlpool, Beam Electrolux, NFPA, Vetrazzo, Kohler, Crossville, Gladiator and O


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