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    This ComEd web site provides tips for ComEd customers for reducing energy in residential and business settings. Includes a customized energy use analysis, energy-saving strategies and information on discounted energy-saving products. The...
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    Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited...
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    Includes information on e-waste and a searchable directory of electronics recycling centers in the U.S.
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    The Eco-Patent Commons is an initiative to create a collection of patents on technology that directly or indirectly protects the environment. The patents will be pledged by companies and other intellectual property rights holders and made...
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    Thousands of energy efficiency appliance rebates are available, including $300 million for state 'cash for appliances' programs. Find out about available cash rebates on new ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances. Find Rebates now by selecting...
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    This report from InfoTech helps companies avoid becoming "energy poor" from rising electricity costs and lower availability. The rising costs of electricity, rolling brownouts, and the ugly possibility of power surcharges from service...
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    EPEAT is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and...
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    This online primer provides background information on pollution prevention information related to electronic waste and references to essential pollution prevention resources. This primer is intended for technical assistance providers,...
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    The ENERGY STAR Home Advisor can provide you with recommended home improvement projects to increase energy efficiency and comfort in the area where you live.
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    Compare your household's energy use to others around the country and get recommendations for improvement.
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    Enabling power management on your computer monitors can save your organization money while saving energy. Free software available from the U.S. EPA automatically puts your monitors to rest when not in use. Monitor power management will...
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    Energy Star has developed interactive home improvement tools to provide practical advice for home improvement and remodeling decisions. Homeowners can use this suite of tools to benchmark their energy use at home, receive customized...
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    The average New Zealand household has two or more television sets and more than one computer, representing a total of over seven million electronic devices.1 Their eventual disposal represents a potential toxic threat to our environment....
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    This portion of the Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship & Compliance Assistance Center (FedCenter) web site provides resources related to the electronics stewardship program area. This program area addresses the life-cycle...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to electronic waste management, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to product stewardship, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert contacts...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to sustainable product design, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert...
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    Includes links to resources on many aspects of sustainable living. Also includes how-to videos and an online community.
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    Produced in partnership with nine organizations as a hands-on companion to Worldwatch's annual State of the World report, Good Stuff traces what goes into the production, use, and disposal of 25 common consumer items, including compact...
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    Google PowerMeter shows consumers their electricity consumption in a secure Google gadget. Google is currently testing the product with utility partners in the US, India and Canada.
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    This paper provides a preliminary insight on the status of the diffusion and maturity of "Green IT" as well as some of the driving and inhibiting factors that influence it. The report is largely descriptive and is based on a survey of 143...
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    Green IT has become one of the fastest-growing trends in IT today, across all sectors and levels of government. Examining the ways in which state CIOs can become involved in shaping and promoting green IT practices and policies, this brief...
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    Geared toward federal government purchasers but applicable to the private sector as well, this environmentally preferable purchasing guide provides reasons for "greening" your copier purchases, tips on how to do so, some alternatives to...
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    The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The tool quickly computes a home's energy use on-line. Users can estimate how much...
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    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced it is redirecting $1 billion per year across its businesses, mobilizing the company's resources to dramatically increase the level of energy efficiency in IT. The plan includes new products and services for...
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    The signing of H.B. 1589 makes Indiana the 19th state in the country to implement electronics waste regulations in the absence of a federal standard. The Indiana e-waste law forces manufacturers to take responsibility for the collection...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    LocalCooling is a free power management tool, from Uniblue Research Labs, that allows users to optimize their energy savings in minutes and as a result reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Use LocalCooling to automatically optimize your PC's...
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    Today, more than 40 percent of all homes in the United States contain at least one video game console. Recognizing that all that gaming could add up to serious demand for electricity, NRDC and Ecos Consulting performed the first ever...
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    Text of Michigan e-waste legislation, effective December 29, 2008.
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    It isn't always easy to know where to begin in moving to greener and more efficient operations. With that in mind--along with Microsoft's commitment to share best practices with the rest of the data center industry--this paper presents the...
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    This fact sheet discusses how businesses should manage unusable, outdated, and waste electronic equipment. Contacts for more information are also included. (PDF format; Length: 5 pages)
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    This is the text of the bill recently passed in Minnesota which requires electronics manufacturers to pay for collection and recycling of electronic waste from households. The bill requires each manufacturer that sells TVs, computer...
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    The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI) was created to bring stakeholders together to develop solutions to the issue of electronic products management. NEPSI's main goal was the development of a system, including a...
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    At NextWorth we'll help you sell, upgrade and/or recycle your used gadget or video game the easiest, safest and fastest way possible. We have been helping consumers trade-in and upgrade their iPods, iPhones and other electronic gadgets...
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    This report analyzes the opportunities for CHP technologies to assist primary power in making the data center more cost-effective and energy efficient. Broader application of CHP will lower the demand for electricity from central stations...
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    This Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consumer pollution prevention factsheet lists several tips for preventing pollution in your everyday household life. The tips address energy efficiency, water use, packaging, paper use,...
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    This tool measures the approximate payback period for advanced scheduling software, and gives IT an idea of how much energy and money can be saved by implementing a PC Power Saving Plan. It also illustrates the mass of C02 emissions...
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    PC power savings aren't well understood by many organizations, but are easy to achieve and result in reduced energy consumption, cost savings, and lessened environmental impact. Learn about the techniques for PC power saving and how to...
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    Due to concerns over rising energy prices and the effects of global climate change, interest in energy efficiency is increasing. Even for those that rely on the technical expertise of others to improve energy efficiency, it can be helpful...
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    This paper reviews rebate and incentive programs currently offered by utilities for activating power management features on computer networks. It explores the rationale behind program requirements, and provides a high-level assessment of...
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    More than 30 agencies and organizations contributed to the compilation of these institutional purchasing guidelines for computers, monitors and peripherals. (PDF Format; Length 3 pages)
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    Project Big Green is IBM's $1 billion/year initiative to increase energy efficiency in the information technology sector. The initiative targets corporate data centers where energy constraints and costs can limit their ability to grow.
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    On August 2, 2007 and in response to Public Law 109--431 PDF (31KB) the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program released to Congress a report assessing opportunities for energy efficiency improvements for government and commercial computer servers...
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    Semiconductors are crucial to all electronic products and to the global and internet economy. They are used in computers, consumer electronics and telecommunication equipment including wireless networks and handsets, industrial machinery,...
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    Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, has announced that it now makes it easy to recycle used computers and other office technology at any Staples store nationwide, becoming the first national retailer...
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    In this landmark report, Joel Makower and the editors of GreenBiz.com answer the question: How are U.S. businesses doing in their quest to be greener and more environmentally responsible? It introduces the GreenBiz Index, a set of 20...
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    GreenReportCard.org is the first interactive website to provide in-depth sustainability profiles for hundreds of colleges in all 50 U.S. states and in Canada. Information is based on extensive research conducted for the College...
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    The Green Grid is an association of information technology professionals seeking to lower the overall consumption of power in datacenters around the globe. The Green Grid will function as an interactive body of members who will share best...
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    This poster shows the life cycle of a cell phone from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. It explains the importance of life cycle management and encourages reuse and recycling....
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    This report reviews how distributed generation (DG) resources such as fuel cells, reciprocating engines, and gas turbines -- particularly when configured in combined heat and power (CHP) mode -- can offer powerful energy efficiency savings...
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    The EPA launched this Web site on stewardship programs to help business, government and private citizens make choices on sustainable environmental initiatives. The Web site lets users find EPA partnership programs, such as the Energy Star...
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    USEPA website for information on electronics donation and recycling.
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