Four U.S. companies expand commitment to responsible paper by dropping Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification

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As consumer demand for green business practices grows, companies continue to seek the best solutions and organizations that will help them meet that demand.

In the business of sustainably sourced wood products, there’s been a steady movement away from one of the more favored providers – Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) that in recent days has become controversial amid numerous allegations of greenwashing nasty business practices.

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“Green” Exit Signs bring surprising Cost Savings

ESW photoluminescent signs - big savings for commercial business

ESW photoluminescent signs - big savings for commercial business

They’re in every commercial building – unassuming red on white lights you can see from across the room. But those exit and emergency signs consume more energy than you might imagine

On July 1st, Exit Sign Warehouse(ESW) will launch Flex Green, a program that could have a significant impact on the environment and a company’s bottom line.

Flex Green is an opportunity for fiscally and environmentally responsible businesses to upgrade code compliant (UL 924 listed) exit sign technology in their buildings at little or no expense to the business itself. Companies choosing to retrofit their building signage will receive rebates and wholesale pricing.

Thermoplastic signage provides excellent energy savings

Thermoplastic signage provides excellent energy savings

The annual financial savings of using cutting-edged LED or Photo-luminescent technology can be astounding. A business that replaces traditional fluorescent or incandescent exit signs with LED exit signs can save up to $40 per exit sign per year.

By replacing outdated signage the raw energy savings, the efficiency, recycling and efficacy improvements of the updated technology will all have a significantly positive environmental impact.

"Green" Exit Signs bring surprising Cost Savings

ESW photoluminescent signs - big savings for commercial business

ESW photoluminescent signs - big savings for commercial business

They’re in every commercial building – unassuming red on white lights you can see from across the room. But those exit and emergency signs consume more energy than you might imagine

On July 1st, Exit Sign Warehouse(ESW) will launch Flex Green, a program that could have a significant impact on the environment and a company’s bottom line.

Flex Green is an opportunity for fiscally and environmentally responsible businesses to upgrade code compliant (UL 924 listed) exit sign technology in their buildings at little or no expense to the business itself. Companies choosing to retrofit their building signage will receive rebates and wholesale pricing.

Thermoplastic signage provides excellent energy savings

Thermoplastic signage provides excellent energy savings

The annual financial savings of using cutting-edged LED or Photo-luminescent technology can be astounding. A business that replaces traditional fluorescent or incandescent exit signs with LED exit signs can save up to $40 per exit sign per year.

By replacing outdated signage the raw energy savings, the efficiency, recycling and efficacy improvements of the updated technology will all have a significantly positive environmental impact.

Border Governors Conference 2008 Part 4

According to Dr. Mario Jose Molina, a Nobel Laureate panelist for “A Conversation on Building Green Economies”, economic studies suggest that the cost of implementing new, more environmentally responsible pathways is 1% of the global GDP (Gross Domestic Product). “It’s something we can afford.”

Yet we aren’t moving forward in those new directions at warp speed. Some blame this on the current administration, and there is definitely responsibility to be laid at its feet. Some still say, however, that the technology we need to move forward isn’t there yet.

“Since Edison and the light bulb, there hasn’t been a good energy innovation,” said K.R. Shrider, CEO of Bloom Energy and former advisor to NASA. “And it’s about time,” he said.

When asked by the moderator what panelists would advise the next U.S. President about dealing with climate change, one panelist quoted Gandhi, saying “Be the change you want to see in the world.”