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Leonardo Academy Announces Free Fall Sustainability Webinar Series

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July 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy announced its September Sustainability Webinar Series for 2015, offered free of charge. Leonardo Academy is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability. All presenters are experienced Sustainability Consultants, LEED Consultants, and LEED Certification Reviewers. USGBC and AIA continuing education credit can be earned for all webinars.

Toyota Unveils Campus Design for New North American Headquarters

Company Marks Latest ‘One Toyota’ Milestone with Launch of Transcontinental ‘Ever-Better Expedition’ to Inspire Team Members and Future Innovations
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PLANO, Texas, June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/  - Toyota Motor North America today unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally sensitive corporate campus.

Powered by the Sun, Wind and EV Batteries, GM Wins LEED Gold

Used Chevrolet Volt batteries and renewables power office at GM Data Center
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You’ve heard us talk about how we repurpose scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers to benefit wildlife. But what about the actual batteries? What happens to the batteries that power Chevy Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done?

Hint: Even then, they still have up to 80 percent storage capacity left. And we want to see it go to good use.

Used Chevrolet Volt Batteries Help Power New IT Building

Combined with solar and wind power, data center office achieves net zero energy
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MILFORD, Mich., June 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - What happens to the batteries that power Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done? Five of them are helping keep the lights on at the new General Motors Enterprise Data Center at its Milford Proving Ground.

Seven Forest City Properties Receive ENERGY STAR or LEED Certifications

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CLEVELAND, June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced that four of its apartment communities and one office building have earned ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, while two of its apartment communities have earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Leonardo Academy Summer Sustainability Webinar Series

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For Immediate Release

Madison, Wis., June 08, 2015 /3BL Media/ Leonardo Academy announced its Summer Sustainability Webinar Series for 2015, offered free of charge. Leonardo Academy is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability. All presenters are experienced Sustainability Consultants, LEED Consultants, and LEED Certification Reviewers.  USGBC and AIA continuing education credit can be earned for all webinars, excluding Leonardo Academy’s Valley Ridge Nature Preserve and Sustainability Demonstration Site.

The Greening of GM’s Baltimore Operations

Plant’s environmental achievements prove energy efficiency will power the future
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This spring, Chevrolet started selling the Spark EV in Maryland. The state’s robust charging infrastructure and state and federal tax credits make it the perfect place for the Spark EV to call home.

Not only is the Spark EV the most efficient U.S. retail electric vehicle on the market – delivering an EPA-estimated 119 MPGe combined city/highway – the plant where this small car is built is efficient, too.

Spark EV Motor Plant Fueled by Green, Clean Energy

ENERGY STAR®, USGBC and Maryland state agency recognize facility’s efforts
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>WHITE MARSH, Md., May 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet recently began selling the Spark EV to Maryland commuters able to take advantage of the state’s robust charging infrastructure.

Green Code and Regulation Round-Up

Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.
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FLORIDA

Regulation Information: 
In late November, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of a utility-backed proposal to eliminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015 and lowering the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent. This was decided after a very lengthy debate that lasted almost two hours, and the debate might not be over. Environmental groups are considering whether the PSC violated state law by instituting a policy that leaves utilities with virtually no energy efficiency requirements.

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