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Toyota tots up 29 certified green buildings in US

Japanese carmaker Toyota has totted up a total of 29 LEED-certified ‘green’ buildings in the US with the completion of a training centre in Kansas.

Intel to turn London into smart technology test bed

Computer giant Intel has announced a five year collaboration with two UK universities to use smart technology to tackle urban issues like energy supply and environmental problems.

US turns on new standard for washing machines and dishwashers

New ‘common sense’ energy efficiency standards for washing machines and dishwashers could save US consumers $20 billion in energy and water costs.

Apple’s new data centre to run on 100% renewable energy

Computer giant Apple, which has come in for criticism from environmental group Greenpeace over its environmental credentials, is to power its new data centre entirely with renewable energy.

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Europe must use water more efficiently, says report

Europe must use water more efficiently, says report

The UK is currently facing a drought and hosepipe bans in many parts of the country. So it will come as no surprise to hear that a report out today calls on Europe in general needs to use water more efficiently or risk undermining its economy.

Ford’s ‘green’ manufacturing plan cuts water use by 30%

Ford’s ‘green’ manufacturing plan cuts water use by 30%

US carmaker Ford yesterday announced a major commitment by to cut water use by 30% and reduce landfill waste by 70% across its European plants.

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Water efficiency lower down the agenda the climate change

Water efficiency lower down the agenda the climate change

Water management is still lower down the agenda for world’s leading companies than climate change despite the recent high-profile drought in Texas and floods in Thailand, according to a new report.

Efficient water heating could save US consumers $18 billion

Efficient water heating could save US consumers $18 billion

Energy efficient water heating could save US consumers 37% on average compared to conventional technologies, saving nearly $18 billion, according to a report.

Solar heating can meet 60% of hot water needs, according to survey

Solar heating can meet 60% of hot water needs, according to survey

A well-installed solar water heating system can provide up to 60% of a home’s hot water needs, according to the largest trial of its kind undertaken by the UK’s Energy Saving Trust.

European Commission sets out path to sustainability

European Commission sets out path to sustainability

The European Commission today set out a ‘roadmap’ aimed at making the region’s economy sustainable by 2050.