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New ACEEE research finds that companies control about three-fourths of U.S. energy use, but most do not set energy-saving targets or have comprehensive efficiency plans.


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New ACEEE research finds that companies control about three-fourths of U.S. energy use, but most do not set energy-saving targets or have comprehensive efficiency plans.

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Companies Control Majority Of U.S. Energy Use, But Most Lack Efficiency Goals

New ACEEE research finds that companies control about three-fourths of U.S. energy use, but most do not set energy-saving targets or have comprehensive efficiency plans.

Toxic Cultures, Negative Behaviors Prevalent In The Workplace

New report from EVERFI finds that negative stress, as well as high rates of toxic and negative culture, are common in the workplace.

Bonnaroo Turns 180 Tons Of Trash Into Treasure

With Help from Eco-Products, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival turned 180 tons of what would have been waste into compost after the four-day event.

USGBC Announces 2019 Green Building Leadership Awards

Microsoft and the Minnesota Twins are among the recipients to be recognized next month during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta.

Toxic Workplace Cultures Cost Companies Billions

American businesses lost $223 billion over the last five years due to bad workplace culture, according to a new report from SHRM.

Unilever Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Across Five Continents

The company's facilities across five continents have achieved 100% renewable grid electricity use, a year ahead of the company's global 2020 target.

Most Employers Aren’t Worried About Unethical Use Of AI: Should They Be?

Recent research from Genesys found that 40% of employers without a written policy on the ethical use of AI/bots believe their companies should have one: 54% of employees agree.

Do Political Discussions Affect Productivity?

More than half of employees think politics don't affect productivity, but they also see little value in political discussions at work, according to new survey data from Clutch.

The Top 6 Benefits Of An Office Relocation

Although office relocation can be an unwelcome distraction for some employees, moving your office can result in a more comfortable, productive, and appealing space for all.

EPA Recognizes St. Louis Cardinals’ Decade Of Reducing Food Waste

Last year, the Cardinals and concessionaire Delaware North diverted more than 226 tons of food from landfills and donated almost 10 tons of food equal to 13,000 meals to those in need.

Canon Canada HQ Earns LEED® Gold Certification

The 180,000-square-foot, five-story building includes elements that encourage collaboration, foster well-being, and promote practices that reduce its carbon footprint.

Insurance Company Earns Sustainability At Work Gold Certification

In recognition of its commitment to sustainable practices—including recycling, landscaping and transportation efforts—Standard Insurance Company received Portland's Sustainability at Work gold workplace certification.

Do Political Expression Policies Belong In The Workplace?

A political expression policy outlines acceptable political discussions, helps avoid a hostile workplace, and provides legal protection for companies. But few employees think their company should have one.

Pennsylvania Grocery Chain In Safe Floors Spotlight

In honor of National Safety Month, New Pig has launched a program to recognize the country’s safest floors and workspaces.

EPA Recognizes 2018 WasteWise Winners

The 10 winning organizations collectively prevented and diverted over 356,000 tons of waste from entering landfills, saving them over $19.6 million in landfill fees.

Businesses Aren’t Ready To Manage Marijuana In The Workplace

More than one-third of business owners with fewer than 500 employees are not yet prepared to manage the impact of legalized marijuana on the workplace.

Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

Bank Of America Reduces Energy Costs With Solar Panels

Through its Onsite Solar Initiative, the company will install solar panels at more than 60 locations, including financial centers, ATMs, and offices.

Unilever North America HQ Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The sustainably-built, energy-efficient Unilever headquarters was also named Commercial LEED Project of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Given A Choice, Most Knowledge Workers Would Leave Cities 

A new Citrix study explores how location impacts job satisfaction and success, and the role that flexible and remote work can play in enhancing both.

Crossville Announces 2018 Recycling Program Milestones

The tile maker's all-time recycling total nears 126 million pounds of fired waste diverted from landfills due to its Tile Take-Back and TOTO USA recycling programs.

World Autism Awareness Day: Challenging Companies To Rethink Work Environments     

Office design plays an essential role in reducing stress for adults with autism, who may have sensitivities to noise, bright lights, and social interactions common at work

Can Robots Do A Better Job Than People?

More than half of U.S. managers think robots and automation do higher quality work than humans, according to a study by MindEdge/Skye Learning.

Most Workplace Misconduct Is Never Reported

A Gartner survey found that just 41 percent of workplace misconduct is reported, and fear of retaliation is a primary reason witnesses keep mum.

Are You Celebrating National Napping Day?

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated asked workers worldwide, "What would you do with more time?" Did more sleep make the list?

Four Honda Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna auto manufacturing plants in Ohio, plus a fourth in Greensburg, IN achieved U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR certification for outstanding energy efficiency in 2018.

Organizations Not Ready To Tackle Cyber Demands

Lack of cyber talent, budget, and operational alignment are top challenges, according to a new report from Deloitte.

Human Performance Institute Opens New Global HQ

The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando, FL helps people expand and maximize their energy for high performance and resilience at work and in life.

Could You Disconnect From Email?

A new survey finds that a majority of tech leaders are confident they can disconnect from emails, but think employees may find it difficult to detach. 

Volunteer Service Marks Graybar’s 150 Years In Business

With its employees, the company will donate 90,000 hours of volunteer service — highlighting the 90 years of employee ownership.

It’s The Last Straw For Ben & Jerry’s

The ice cream company will stop offering plastic straws and spoons in its more than 600 Scoop Shops worldwide in early 2019.

Five Steps To Encourage Active Commuting

Only 3% of the American workforce commutes to work by bike or on foot with any frequency, despite many clear benefits.

Friday Funny: It’s The Most Productive Time Of The Year

Despite the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a new survey finds worker productivity actually increases during this festive time of the year.

Wellbeing, Technology Drive Workplace Productivity

Employers are prioritizing total wellbeing and embracing technology to drive workplace productivity and employee satisfaction, according to a new survey from Buck.

Safety, Hygiene Create Happy, Productive Manufacturing Workers

Tork survey finds link between safe, clean, and orderly work environments, and the overall happiness of manufacturing employees.

Friday Funny: 15 Coolest Workplace Perks For 2019

Nap rooms, free beer, and on-site farmer's markets are just some of the creative job perks companies will use to lure employees next year.

Opioids In The Workplace: Employers Need To Act

A new survey by The Hartford shows opioids are having a growing impact on the workplace, and urges employers to take action now.

Ohio Cement Plant To Be Powered By Wind Energy

The Paulding, OH cement plant will be the first LafargeHolcim operation in North America to harness wind energy.

Friday Funny: Here Come The Holidays!

Companies are full of holiday cheer this year: Most plan to host holiday parties to end 2018, and 41 percent will spend more than last year. (Don’t even think about skipping.)

One In Four Companies Never Test Disaster Recovery Plan

Nearly 30 percent of organizations lost business revenue due to an outage in the last 12 months, according to Spiceworks study.

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