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South Greene High School and DeBusk Elementary School in Greeneville, Tenn. Named Top Finishers in Energy Star National Building Competition

South Greene High School and DeBusk Elementary School in Greeneville, Tenn. were both recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as top finishers in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The schools were recognized for reducing their energy use by over 29 percent.  Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use.

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Eastman Chemical Company Building B-470 and Building B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. Named Top Finishers in Energy Star National Building Competition

Eastman Chemical Company Buildings B-470 and B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. were both recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as top finishers in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The buildings were recognized for reducing their energy use by over 29 percent.  Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use.

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EPA Honors 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards Winner - Ducktown 28-Kilowatt Solar Array, Ducktown, TN

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is presenting the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. Four projects in the southeast will receive awards that recognize innovative programs that protect Americans' health and the environment, educate the public, serve their communities and stimulate the economy.

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Clayton Homes is a Housing Leader for Energy Efficiency Practices

Honorable Mention for TVA’s ENERGY STAR Pilot Program for Manufactured Homes

 

Clayton Homes participated in a pilot program initiated by The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and ENERGY STAR® to encourage the manufactured housing industry to produce energy efficient homes and consumers to upgrade to ENERGY STAR® qualification. The program was recently recognized by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy for efforts to build more affordable, energy-efficient homes*. By participating in this and other green practices, Clayton Homes has made a greater impact on conservation efforts and delivers more energy-efficient homes to American families.

Evergreen Packaging White Paper Reveals Emerging Marketing Opportunity for Beverage Brands to Connect with Eco-Aware Moms

Growing Consumer Segment Wields Increasing Buying Power in Beverage Marketplace

Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions, announced the release of a new white paper that provides key insights for beverage manufacturers and retailers on a growing consumer segment whose eco-conscious values and lifestyle are transforming the beverage industry.

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EPA Agrees to Deadline for First-Ever US Coal Ash Regulations

Environmental litigation prevails, local coal ash communities to gain some protection

Late yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to finalize first-ever federal regulations for the disposal of coal ash by December 19, 2014, according to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by environmental and public health groups and a Native American tribe. The settlement does not dictate the content of the final regulation, but it confirms that the agency will finalize a rule by a date certain after years of delay.

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