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Jul 22, 2014
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Is this the best we can do? Let’s start chanting: We’re number 13!

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released its efficiency rankings of major global economies and the U.S. places 13 out of 16. Seriously, folks, the only major economies that are less energy efficient than us are Russia, Brazil and Mexico....More
Jul 22, 2014
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LEED Platinum Grainger distribution center: success in sustainability, logistics, automation

Why Minooka, Illinois, I thought, as I prepared to take a tour of the Grainger Distribution Center last week. Having moved from its Niles, Ill, location, there were good reasons. “Well for one, truck drivers are thankful that the distribution facility is located in a more rural area and easily accessible to major roadways and interstate highways,” said Rob Favaro, Sr. Director ILDC, Supply Chain – Distribution Ops, and tour guide for the day....More
Jul 16, 2014
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Uponor presents at Techweek Chicago

A few weeks ago, I attended Techweek in Chicago. This week-long expo is for startups and Fortune 500 companies to showcase their newest products, insights, ideas and plans for the future. There are also a variety of sessions to attend to learn about the latest in technology, from increasing a company’s website presence to contextual marketing and building agile software solutions....More
Jul 15, 2014
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EPA overreaches in proposed lead rule extension

It made sense when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned lead in many consumer products in order to protect children. The agency banned lead in gasoline, in paint and in plumbing products that convey drinking water. This all started in the ‘70s. When lead was found to be harmful, lead was first banned in gasoline in 1973 and then in other products. Lead paint was banned in 1978. Lead was banned in 50:50 tin/lead solder used for potable water pipe in the late 1980s and finally in brass plumbing fittings this year....More
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