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One-hundred-eleven companies received Energy Star honors from the U.S. EPA in the annual awards program that recognizes the most the energy efficient businesses in a national program that now has more than 20,000 members.
April 15, 2011 by GreenBiz Editors
About a third of eco-minded grocery shoppers are leery about products labeled "natural" and two out of three say they'd like to see standards set for goods that bear the description, according to a new study.
December 30, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
In the proposed revision to its Green Guides, the FTC advises companies to avoid unqualified and general environmental benefit claims that are near impossible to prove, such as "eco-friendly." And if a product is made with renewable materials, companies need to identify the type of material, how it is sourced, and why it is renewable.
October 6, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The nonprofit eco-labeling group has launched a new certification that looks to measure the environmental impacts of an entire manufacturing firm. Green Seal will provide a walkthrough of the new standard in a webcast on Sept. 15.
September 13, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Home appliance manufacturers agreed on Tuesday to new energy and water efficiency standards for washing machines, clothes dryers, refrigerators and dishwashers that will reduce the nation's utility bills by billions of dollars.
August 3, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
To be successful in the marketplace, manufacturers of any product using energy must be current on efficiency standards. And to be competitive, those companies should also consider third-party certification that their goods meet or exceed efficiency requirements. Experts provide their tips on strategies to do both in a webinar presented by UL Environment, the U.S. Department of Commerce and GreenBiz.com.
July 20, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Companies seeking Energy Star certification for their products must furnish lab test results to verify energy use before they can use the famous label. The new requirement is the latest move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to strengthen the program.
April 15, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy announced efforts to bolster the Energy Star program Friday, days after a survey suggested the brand could be losing its edge in the marketplace.
March 19, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The nonprofit launched the Industry Innovators (i2) project today with charter member companies Amtrak, Ben & Jerry's, Clif Bar, REI, Shaklee and Timberland, each of whom received Climate Counts' top scores on the moves they've undertaken to address climate change.
February 24, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
As the sun began to set on 2009, we asked some of our readers and partners to share their innovations, commitments, and passions for the coming year.
December 28, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
The Responsible Jewellery Council's system represents more than three years of solid engagement with all levels of the diamond and gold industries.
December 22, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
A panel discussion webcasted earlier today by GreenBiz.com explored the sticky situation that companies face when they're stuck between customers who want but don't understand green products, and a government increasingly enforcing anti-greenwash laws.
October 15, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors