Sears Earns 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner Of The Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Sears' accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2017.

7-Eleven® To Power Most Texas Stores with Wind Energy

Irving, Texas — 7-Eleven, Inc. has signed an agreement with TXU Energy to purchase 100% Texas wind energy for all its Texas stores located in competitive energy markets. The 96-month wind energy agreement, which impacts 425 stores, starts June 1, 2018, and is expected to reduce 7-Eleven's carbon footprint by 6.7% while providing significant operating expense savings.

IKEA Canada To Purchase Second Wind Farm in Alberta

Burlington, Ontario (Canada) — IKEA Canada has signed agreements to acquire an 88MW wind farm located near Drumheller, Alberta. Consisting of 55 turbines, the Wintering Hills wind farm will generate 275 million kWh (kilowatt hours) of energy, the equivalent to the electricity consumption of 54 IKEA stores.

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Walmart embarks on a new era of “trust and transparency,” expanding on its 2005 environmental sustainability goals with ambitious new goals set for 2025.

REI Achieves First U.S. LEED Platinum & Net Zero Energy Distribution Center

Seattle — On December 24, 2016, REI’s newest distribution center, located in Goodyear, Ariz., achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification — the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) green building rating system — making it the first distribution center in the U.S. to achieve both LEED Platinum certification and Net Zero Energy.

Duro-Last Earns Sustainability Certification for Single-Ply Roofing Membranes

Saginaw, Mich. — Duro-Last has achieved platinum certification under the NSF American National Standard for Sustainable Roofing Membranes – NSF/ANSI 347. Certified by UL, this standard represents that Duro-Last manufactures a product that is third-party verified as sustainable, durable and high performing. The certification applies to 40, 50 and 60 mil, white, tan, gray and dark gray as well as 50 mil terra cotta Duro-Last membranes.

Office Depot HQ Awarded LEED Gold Re-Certification

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot’s global headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., has been awarded Gold Re-Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)'s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system.

U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes The Wendy’s Company

Mobile, Ala. — On August 31, 2016, The Wendy’s Company and its franchisee, the Wendco Group, will receive national recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with a visit and tour of the newly rebuilt Wendy’s restaurant in Mobile, Ala., to showcase the company’s innovations in reducing energy use. Wendy’s has cut energy use by 37% at the Mobile location.

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