Home occupants are not using range hoods to control moisture, but “smart” range hoods will do this task automatically.
Controlling moisture build-up in the home is one of the most important strategies for ensuring healthy indoor air. A continually moist environment harbors biological pollutants such as mold and dust mites, which can trigger asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Regular use of kitchen exhaust ventilation systems can help control moisture, yet, according to a study published by the Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI), most people don’t use range hoods for moisture control, but for other issues, such as smoke and odors.
General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales World Headquarters in Grand Blanc, Michigan is practicing environmental stewardship that recently earned it another star. For the fourth year running, the facility earned EPA ENERGY STAR® certification, meaning this office building performs better in energy efficiency than 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide.
Company leads automakers in ENERGY STAR® certified distribution centers
DETROIT, March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Eleven General Motors facilities have earned ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These buildings, which include seven parts distribution centers, a global headquarters office and three IT innovation office centers, have optimized their buildings to leave a smaller carbon footprint.
Thoroughly conceived compact appliances appeal to urban dwellers and downsizing empty nesters alike.
American homes keep getting bigger, and so do the appliances found inside the typical home. But concurrent with that trend is another one, seen in developments such as the Tiny House movement and the increasing popularity of “micro-apartments.”
“Empty nesters are downsizing, and young professionals are moving to big cities with small apartments, and even smaller kitchens,” says Dan Kenny, director of brand marketing for Bosch Home Appliances. “Compact appliances are also in demand for secondary spaces throughout the home, such as a basement or media room.”
This modern Seattle home effectively combines repurposed building materials and energy-efficient technology.
EVERY HOME BUILT by Dwell Development is designed with the goal of net-zero energy use. The Reclaimed Modern home, built on an infill lot in Seattle, is no exception. The lot lines were adjusted to maximize solar siting, and an existing home was also renovated. “We use a holistic approach at Dwell Development similar to the farm-to-table idea, where we incorporate local materials into our homes that are natural, recycled or repurposed. It’s about making conscious choices,” says Anthony Maschmedt, owner of Dwell Development.
LG Electronics Leads Industry With One-Quarter of All U.S. Front-Load Washer Sales at Leading Retailers
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - For the ninth consecutive year, LG Electronics is the number one front-load washing machine brand in the highly competitive U.S. market, according to 2015 data from the Stevenson Company, a leading market research firm. In fact, the data shows that LG ENERGY STAR® certified front-load washing machines comprised more than 25 percent of all washers sold during 2015 in major U.S. retail stores such as Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe’s, more than any other brand.
The American Cleaning Institute recently spotlighted Eastman in its 2015 Sustainability Report for the company’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship, economic growth and social responsibility.
December 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At Eastman, sustainability is at the heart of our growth strategy. We are focused on delivering innovative, sustainable products that meet the needs of a changing world while maintaining sustainable operations and making a difference in the communities where with work and live.
Chevrolet Meets Community-Based Carbon-Reduction Goal
Chevrolet over the last five years has prevented 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere, roughly equivalent to the CO2 emissions from the annual energy used in every home in Detroit.
The hard work and dedication of GM’s energy managers have helped us realize $435 million in energy savings. During the last 20 years, they’ve helped mobilize their teams and, as a result, reduced energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent at GM’s facilities in the U.S.
An ongoing, long-standing partnership with the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR program has helped drive this progress.