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Johnson Controls, White House to Reduce High Global Warming Refrigerants

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Johnson Controls commits to spend more than $50 million over the next three years to develop new products and improve and expand its existing low-global warming potential (GWP) portfolio.
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The Smart Home: The Next Green Building Revolution

By Jennifer Tuohy
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A smart home lets the homeowner reduce consumption by only using energy where and when it's most needed, saving money and the planet without affecting comfort.
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Student Leaders, Exceptional Teachers Awarded with Environmental Education Honors

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The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the EPA announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President's Environmental Youth Award, (PEYA) recognizing outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education in their schools.
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Navigating High-Performance Buildings

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Legrand research offers guidelines For navigating the complicated high-performance buildings landscape.
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Ten U.S. Programs Setting Inspiring Example of Sustainability

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Recyclebank names 10 clean-tech pioneer that celebrate U.S. ingenuity with list of motivating environmental initiatives.
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Study: How Cradle to Cradle Certification Impacts Business

By Bridgett Luther
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Trucost measures the business, environmental and social value of Cradle to Cradle certification by 10 early adopters.
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Exploring Sustainability at AIA Chicago

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Check out these tours during the AIA Convention in Chicago, June 26, that will take you around the North, West and South areas of the city.
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Helping Nature Conserve Water Through Green Infrastructure

By Soil Science Society of America
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Soils are a major contributor to clean water and keeping water in its place.
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Building Green: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Environment

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According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), residential and commercial buildings accounted for nearly 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption in 2012.
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The Green Building Industry is Moving Toward Increased Authenticity

By Ashley Kizzrie
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It’s been two decades since the green building movement began in architectural and construction circles. Today, the focus lies on increased rigor and authenticity.
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