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EPA Announces New Energy Star Tool for Homeowners to Save Money, Energy This Winter

12.11.14
Source: US EPA, 12/8/14

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched its Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help Americans save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects. The updated Energy Star Home Advisor guides the homeowner through a "do-it-yourself" energy assessment to create an Energy Star home profile. Based on the newly created profile, the Home Advisor provides customized, prioritized recommendations for improvements. From these recommendations, users can create their own to-do lists of projects such as adding insulation to the attic or replacing an HVAC air filter.


Greener stadiums: Sports world sees the (LED) light

12.1.14
Source: GreenBiz, 11/26/14

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Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights are both high performing and energy efficient, but they initially faced a slow adoption curve in the industry because of high costs. As the cost curve moves down, however, more venues are making the switch to LEDs.


New York Environmental Leaders (NYEL) Program Application Period Now Open

10.10.14
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 10/7/14

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) is pleased to announce the launch of the open enrollment period for the NYEL program for eligible businesses and organizations. The open enrollment period began on September 1st and applications will be accepted until October 31st.


We Don't Have to Ditch Capitalism to Fight Climate Change

9.25.14
Source: HBR Blog Network, 9/24/14

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We know how to address the problem of climate change, and it doesn't require ditching the market economy. Instead, it relies on harnessing it.


Registration Opens for Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

9.16.14
Source: U.S. EPA, 9/16/14

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Registration opened on September 2, 2014 for EPA's third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students. Student teams and faculty advisors are invited to submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support describing a proposed green infrastructure project for a location on their campus. Registration ends October 3, 2014, and registrants must submit their entries by December 19, 2014.


EPA Kicks Off Third-Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

7.25.14
Source: U.S. EPA, 7/24/14

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.


Do students really choose colleges based on how green they are?

7.22.14
Source: The Guardian, 7/22/14

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A Princeton Review survey finds that incoming freshmen would weigh information about environmental issues into their college decisions, but average students say it's not on their radar


How collegiate sports can score with sustainability

7.1.14
Source: GreenBiz, 6/30/14

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This new online guide from the NRDC was created for athletic and recreational programs at universities.


'Chemical-free' cleaning is trending in the commercial sector

6.25.14
Source: The Guardian, 6/25/14

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Will greener cleaning methods, such as salt-based split stream water technology, replace conventional powders and bleaches?


Why we desperately need chemical literacy

6.11.14
Source: GreenBiz, 6/10/14

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Consumers need to know what's in the products they buy, so companies must go up the supply chain to learn exactly what's in the products they sell.


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