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3 U.S. Businesses Recognized for "Green" Pet and Animal Products

Small Businesses in New York, California and North Carolina Named 'Top Dogs.'

Three small green businesses offering green pet and animal products in New York, California and North Carolina, today were announced as the winners of Green America's "People & Planet Award." The winners of $5,000 prizes are: The Honest Kitchen in San Diego, CA and Front Yard Coop in Asheville, NC. The grand prize winner, Full Circle Seed, will receive $10,000 in recognition of having received the highest number of votes.

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US Solar Farm Developer Selling Off 300MW Blocks of Crown Jewel Projects

US Solar Farm Developer Selling Off 300MW Blocks of Projects Innovative Solar Systems is a large scale solar farm project developer based in Asheville, NC and has just announced that the company is offering 300MW blocks of solar farms for sale. These crown jewel projects are from the company's current 10GW pipeline in the US.  ISS was ranked #4 by Solar Word last year and the company will easily be ranked #1 this year due to the companies explosive 20X rapid expansion. Currently the company has approximately 180 projects in development stage in over 22 states. The current projects for sale range in size from 20MW to 200MW. By offering buyers pre-packaged 300MW portfolios of solar farm projects the company will complete expansion plans sooner than expected while the company then prepares for an Equity Sale in 2017.

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Cree LED Street Lighting Delivers $57 Million Total Lifetime Savings To the Nation’s Largest Township

Hempstead, N.Y. Converts More Than 50,000 Street Lights to Cree LED Technology

Hempstead, N.Y. Converts More Than 50,000 Street Lights to Better LED Technology

The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., the largest township in the country, is making the switch to LED technology with the conversion of more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree, Inc. The installation is already underway with future phases planned to bring LED lighting to the town’s municipal buildings, parks and marinas. The street light project delivers an anticipated two and a half-year payback with nearly $3 million in annual energy savings and $57 million in total lifetime savings.

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Bark House® Wall Coverings Are Architectural Record Product Of The Year

The Bark House which is both Cradle to Cradle and B Corp certified wins award from 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc, the only company with a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ PLATINUM product, announced that its bark wall coverings made of Recycled Appalachian Wood Waste (RAW™) have been recognized as a 2016 Record Product by Architectural Record magazine. Architectural Record is the leading trade publication dedicated to architecture and interior design.  Recognized for regenerative design, distinct beauty and lasting, maintenance-free performance, Bark House poplar bark wall coverings convey a unique authenticity that is quiet, yet very powerful. 

A panel of six judges, representing the nation's leading architectural firms, selected the best new products of the year from among 425 entries submitted for Architectural Record's 11th annual competition.  Entries were judged on the criteria of innovation, aesthetics and purposefulness.  The company has now received three prestigious awards this year including a tenth B Corp “Best for the World” award and has the first product with a Cradle to Cradle® PLATINUM Certification (2016). 

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New Propane Autogas Filters Bring Higher Quality to Autogas Fleets

Alliance AutoGas, the leading company in converting medium and heavy-duty fleets to propane autogas, has aligned with Donaldson Company to release a new line of clean, LPG filters that remove potentially harmful particulate matter and heavy ends from propane systems. The filters were designed for the propane industry and are currently available through propane equipment distributors nationwide.

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