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Green building, technologies to be highlighted at Boston event

BY CSA STAFF

Boston Green building products and technologies will be spotlighted on May 6 at the Nexus Exhibitor Showcase in Boston. The event will bring together 40 companies from throughout North America to meet 400 architects and designers, owners and developers, facility and property managers, contractors and more.

The semiannual event has become the regional hub for meeting vendors of pre-screened green products and networking with building industry leaders. Participating companies include: Xerox, Dyson, Energrate, Farnsworth Group, Market Advantage Plus, Nucleus6D, Aircuity, Kohler, and Tech Networks Boston.

For more information, go to nexusboston.org/visit.

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Kohl’s receives inaugural green award

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Menomonee Falls, Wis. Kohl’s Department Stores announced Friday that it received the inaugural Gold Edison Green Award at the annual Edison awards gala held Thursday in Manhattan.

The Edison Awards, associated with the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University, symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison.

Kohl’s receipt of the Edison Green Award recognizes the retailer’s commitment to developing sustainable solutions and green business models.

“Kohl’s is honored to be recognized by its peers for our ongoing efforts to improve our shared environment,” said Ken Bonning, Kohl’s executive VP store planning and logistics. “By engaging associates, partners and members of the community, Kohl’s continues to operate our business with a commitment to environmental responsibility.”

Some of Kohl’s green initiatives include industry-leading energy management and green building programs such as LEED certification of more than 60 store locations to date; a commitment to reach net zero carbon dioxide emissions by the end of this year; and a No. 1 ranking among retailers on EPA’s quarterly rankings of top green power purchasers.

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Buehler joins EPA GreenChill program

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Wooster, Ohio Buehler Food Markets announced Friday it has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership, making the grocer the first Ohio-based supermarket chain to become a member.

“GreenChill is just another part of our sustainability program that includes new technologies to reduce power consumption, water consumption, recycle our food waste into compost we sell in our stores, recycling centers, building green for our new ACE hardware in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and burning our used fryer oil as fuel in our diesel trucks,” Scott Buehler, VP Buehler Food Markets, said. “As technology develops we will continue to improve our sustainability efforts.”

By joining GreenChill, Buehler’s has committed to require all of its new and remodeled stores to use environmentally friendlier refrigerants; lower the amount of refrigerant used and eliminate refrigerant leaks over time; and adopt green refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices.

Buehler’s is a family-owned grocer with 13 stores throughout Ohio.

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