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GreenWood Resources receives FSC certification for HQ expansion

| Energy Efficiency

GreenWood Resources (GWR), Emeryville, Calif., has received the seventh U.S.-based Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) project certification for its headquarters office expansion, assessed by third-party auditor, SCS Global Services (SCS). All of the timber and wood products used in this project have earned FSC certification. At least 50 percent of the … Continue reading

GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2014

| Renewable Energy

Portland, Ore. will host the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2014. The Expo will be co-held with the GRC Annual Meeting. The event will include technical, policy, and market conference sessions; educational seminars; tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects; and networking opportunities. The Expo floor provides businesses the opportunity to … Continue reading

Results for 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review announced

| Energy Efficiency

S&P Dow Jones Indices, New York, and RobecoSAM AG, Zurich, have announced the results of the 15th annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review. Manufacturers included on the list are 3M Co., Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc., Agilent Technologies Inc., Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Alcoa Inc., Amgen Inc., Ball Corp., … Continue reading

DOE report issued on potential U.S. offshore wind energy capacity

| Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has issued a report prepared by Navigant Consortium entitled “Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis: 2014 Annual Market Assessment.” The 183-page report discusses the almost 4,900 MW of potential offshore wind energy capacity for the U.S. … Continue reading

SPI to honor 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics award winner at NPE2015

| Materials

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the SPI Bioplastics Council, Washington, D.C., have announced that plastics trade show and conference NPE2015 also will host the winner of the 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. SPI and its Bioplastics Council have been receiving submissions for the 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award … Continue reading

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