April 19, 2017

The Home Depot intends to make a dent in consumer energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

April 17, 2017

With Earth Day just around the corner, a poll shows Americans in a ‘green’ frame of mind.

March 31, 2016

Good news for the earth, according to the maker of synthetic slate and shake tiles

January 12, 2016

Ten megatrends and insights from an Australian guru of all things green: including "the debate over healthy materials will become even more vexatious." (Source: Sourceable.com)

December 22, 2015

The company has exceeded its energy and carbon reduction goals for 2015.

December 2, 2015

The Icy Straits Lumber & Milling family business has been harvesting trees in Alaska since 1967. Today, new restrictions are being proposed. (Source: KTOO Public Media)

 

December 1, 2015

This is the company's second LEED certification this year.

October 7, 2015

Part of the deal: payments to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation

September 28, 2015

The president of the U.S. Green Building Council describes in detail the “exciting, new demand for green buildings.”
Source: The Huffington Post

 

September 8, 2015

California company introduces Hollow Blade technology.

April 27, 2015

New for Earth Day, the American Industrial Hygiene Association launched a new Formaldehyde Resource Center.

February 12, 2015

Though commonly conceived of as a product category that defies energy efficiency standards, a number of cooking appliances have received a first-ever sustainability certification.

January 12, 2015

The company said it hopes to benefit from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's recent focus on Los Angeles as a city of sustainability.

December 12, 2014

Could the atmosphere inside the home be the next frontier of home improvement sales? Or is it a category as elusive as breath into the wind?

One thing is for sure, people spend a lot of time breathing in their home. And according to a national survey from Broan-NuTone and Kelton, 9 in 10 homeowners realize poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can contribute to certain health issues, yet only one-quarter of Americans are worried about the air quality in their homes. 

November 22, 2014

[The following letter is in response to the article "The home channel's seeing green," which included the Newcandescent Rough Service light bulb.]

“As you likely know, the federal government has lamp efficiency regulations that ban the incandescent. And as you likely know, the federal government has set light bulb regulations that eliminate the incandescent lamps that we grew up with.

"Rough service bulbs are a loophole in the law.

August 28, 2014

The American Wood Council CEO Robert Glowinski said the AWC is hopeful about a plan to harmonize green building standards.

In a statement issued Thursday, Glowinski said:

“The American Wood Council is hopeful about the recently announced strategy to harmonize ASHRAE 189.1, IgCC and LEED into a standardized tool. While the streamlining strategy presented is encouraging, its success will depend on whether the leadership of the organizations provides the direction necessary to carry-out the coordination as envisioned. 

July 16, 2014

Genesis Products said it is using PureColor’s EvenGrain product on all prefinished HDF interior door options. 

Genesis manufacturers molded HDF (High Density Fiberboard) residential interior doors for the construction industry. PureColor develops and produces sustainable finishing systems for wood, veneered and composite substrates.

July 10, 2014

A grant agreement between the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Chinese company Midea will see Honeywell work to reduce the impact Midea's refrigerators and freezers have on the environment.

Honeywell will work with Midea, which manufactures appliances, to put its line of Solstice products into wider use. The main Solstice product that Midea will use is Honeywell's Liquid Blowing Agent, which expands insulation in appliances and has a lower global warming potential than more widely-used agents.

May 28, 2014

East Cleveland, Ohio-based GE Lighting says it has introduced its most incandescent-like consumer LED portfolio yet, including more than 40 new LED products and fixtures.

The company also says it is helping the homeowner fill every socket in the house with the appropriate, low-energy bulb.

April 18, 2014

GE is behind the latest eco-forward move in San Francisco -- specifically, that of the iconic 16-ft. crab wheel at the gateway of Fisherman's Wharf.

Together with the Arrow Sign Company, GE helped restore the landmark with new LED sign lighting systems that will save an estimated 80% in lighting energy usage.

April 10, 2014

The Home Depot has launched a nationwide campaign to bring water conservation savvy to the masses, especially those in drought-affected areas.

On April 26, the retailer will hold free Water Conservation Workshops at all 1,977 of its U.S. locations, where attendees can learn ten different strategies for saving water.

These projects include converting to a dual-flush toilet, switching to EPA WaterSense labeled showerheads and faucets, installing drip irrigation and rotary nozzle or dual spray sprinklers and more.

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."

April 3, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions North America as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year -- Sustained Excellence Award.

Panasonic's energy-efficient ventilation fans are the star of the day, which Panasonic assures will meet designed airflow requirements when installed, providing ventilation verification assurance. At up to 23.3 CFM/Watt, the fans have the highest efficacy of any Energy Star-rated ventilation fan.

March 11, 2014

LG is highlighting 14 of its duct-free air conditioners that have earned the Energy Star "Most Efficient" 2014 designation.

Five of those 14 hail from the LG "Art Cool" duct-free split series, which brings design-minded appeal together with energy-efficient features.