August 17, 2015

Greenhouse gas bill would jack up costs, says CBIA.

July 16, 2015

Greenhouse gas and toxic emissions goals for 2020? Check.

May 6, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) with the 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions.

April 7, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its list of Energy Star Award winners for 2015, which includes some representatives from the home building industry.

January 30, 2015

The company declares a goal to reduce solid waste, energy and water use by 20% by the year 2020.

 
September 17, 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is rethinking the way it responds to natural disasters and emergencies.

In an effort to bolster national disaster-preparedness measures and preventative rebuilding, HUD's Rebuild by Design effort entails a National Disaster Resilience Competition in which communities recovering from major natural disasters will compete for $1 billion in federal subsidies.

August 21, 2014

The new Profile series of freestanding ranges from GE will allow homeowners to turn the oven on in between games of Candy Crush, among other things.

The Wi-Fi-enabled series of gas and electric ranges can be controlled remotely by the GE Brillion smartphone app.

“We’re expanding our line of connected appliances to make life easier while you’re on the go,” GE Product Manager Jonathan Sprigler said. “Consumers expect more things to be accessible through their phones, and GE is enabling them to have the control they want.”

July 31, 2014

Lumber Liquidators under scrutiny again over formaldehyde.

June 16, 2014

Whirlpool Corporation has earned the first and only (for now) Energy Star certification for the clothes dryer category, now on the market as the Duet model WED87HED steam dryer.

The Duet dryer combines moisture sensors with dual element modulation technology to arrive at an energy-efficient drying cycle that uses no more heat (and runs for no more time) than is required. Beyond conserving energy, it also helps preserve fabrics.

April 8, 2014

The Home Depot has earned a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year -- Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which cited its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the promotion of energy-efficient products.

"Our customers are increasingly looking for products that have earned the Energy Star," said Ron Jarvis, VP Environmental. "Our partnership with Energy Star allows us to offer our customers high quality, energy-efficient products that will also save them money on their energy bills."

January 23, 2014

Whirlpool Corporation has announced its plans to adopt Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) in the manufacture of its U.S.-made refrigerators and freezers.

Citing energy efficiency and eco-friendliness, Whirlpool is harnessing the agent's 99.9% reduction in global warming potential compared to the most common foam blowing agent in the U.S. The implementation is expected to be equivalent of removing over 400,000 cars from the road.

January 8, 2014

Walmart recently recognized Briggs & Stratton Corporation for its leading contributions to its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal, namely that of its work on the E Series engine.

October 17, 2013

Lowe's is transitioning from diesel-fueled transport by launching a fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas. The dedicated fleet will be among the first of its kind in North America, running solely on natural gas.

October 9, 2013

According to multiple media reports, the federal raid on two of Lumber Liquidators' Virginia locations last month has been linked to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

The Washington-based environmental advocacy group spent three years mounting its case against the retailer, claiming it purchased wood from protected forests in eastern Russia through a Chinese-owned supplier. The forests in question are home to the endangered Siberian tiger.

September 30, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker has been listed on CDP's S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the first time, available in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2013.

September 16, 2013

Owens Corning has been placed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fourth consecutive year, named this year as the Industry Leader for the DJSI World Building Products component.

"This is a milestone year on many levels for Owens Corning, including the celebration of today's news and the year-long celebration of our company's 75th anniversary," said chairman and CEO Mike Thaman. "One of the keys to our success yesterday, today and especially tomorrow, is the energy our people put toward our sustainability strategy."

June 28, 2013

Osmose, Inc.'s MicroPro preservative technology received Greenguard Gold Certification from UL Environment, guaranteeing low VOC emissions and healthy standards for the wood treatment.

The Greenguard Gold certification process involves testing for low chemical emissions, which is aimed at reducing indoor air pollution and minimizing chemical exposure. The Greenguard Gold seal indicates that a product is safe for use in schools and healthcare facilities, among others, and is aimed at reducing risk for the most sensitive members of the population.

May 2, 2013

Beginning in June 2013, Crossville will offer Hydrotect as an optional finish on a majority of its porcelain tile collections.

October 31, 2012

The Toro Co. has announced a partnership with Yanmar America Corp. Yanmar will provide diesel engines for select Toro commercial turf maintenance equipment. The Yanmar diesel engines will allow Toro to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 4 emissions regulations, which go into effect Jan. 1, 2013.

The first Toro products to feature Yanmar's Tier 4 compliant diesel engine technology will be select commercial mowers over 25 horsepower. 

August 15, 2012

Whirlpool and Honeywell have announced that all Whirlpool U.S.-made refrigerators will begin incorporating Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent. This includes future product lineups from Whirlpool Brand, Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air and KitchenAid brands.   

July 24, 2012

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products today announced that Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company has adopted biobased resins made with Susterra Propanediol for their new line of kitchen and bathroom systems.

July 3, 2012

According to paver manufacturer EP Henry, maker of the ECO line of permeable pavers, there are several ways an outdoor paved area can be environmentally friendly, contribute to LEED certification and earn the owner tax credits.

The benefits apply to homes and businesses, according to the company. Here are six:

June 6, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are sponsoring a nationwide competition offering awards to any company that develops a personal, portable sensor system that measures air pollution and a person’s physiological response to it.

The “My Air, My Health Challenge” will be formally announced on June 6 at the Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C. Representatives from both the EPA and the NIH will be present.

March 28, 2012

Joining the Earth Hour campaign, Haier is asking its employees to shut off the lights at home for one hour on March 31st at 8:30 p.m. local time in support of the global sustainability awareness campaign.

Haier chose Earth Hour as the launching point for the Smarter Life, Better Planet campaign which tracks and supports the inspiring visionaries, organizations and ideas paving the way for the world of tomorrow.