Green Chemistry Webinar Series for High School Teachers

May 30; June 6; June 13, 2013, 1-2 PM CDT Register for all three webinars at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6390260775939252992 The Green Chemistry Webinar Series for High School Teachers is brought to you by the State of Washington Department of Ecology and Beyond Benign. Join us for one, two or all three webinars dedicated to providing useful tools …

Building Energy Labeling Program Expanded

Read the full story at CleanLink. A building energy labeling program that allows the industry to zero in on opportunities to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions to increase value has been expanded to include an As Designed label. The program is now two labels in one: an As Designed label that rates …

Steps Towards Enhancing the Sustainability of Packaging

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Sustainable packaging encompasses multiple initiatives, including producing effective solutions with minimum resources, protecting the product, transport efficiency and effective end of life management.  What’s encouraging is that each of the aforementioned can be accomplished one step at a time. Implementing incremental changes towards sustainable packaging can often achieve …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Scores First Smartphone Sustainability Certification

Read the full story at Triple Pundit. Last week, TCO Development granted Samsung’s Galaxy S4 the organization’s first ever sustainability certification for smartphones. The certification is important for Samsung and the overall smartphone market for several reasons. First, as smartphones proliferate and accomplish everything from reducing usage of laptops to helping alleviate poverty in emerging …

3 must-watch policy fights in sustainable business

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and environmental policy are essential, but not complete solutions by themselves. We also need laws, oversight and guidelines to set the entire competitive floor at a level that protects the environment and ensures a quality and quantity of jobs consistent with human dignity. Such a …

Simon Property ups sustainability tech to lure tenants, shoppers

Read the full story at GreenBiz. As e-commerce siphons an ever-larger portion of retail sales, what keeps businesses and consumers congregating at shopping malls? For Simon Property Group, the largest real estate company in the world with approximately 326 retail properties in North America and Asia, at least part of the answer is tied its …