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2015 Eco-Leaders

Green Builder's 2017 Eco-Leaders

There is more than one way to combat climate change. Here’s how some of the world’s business leaders are handling it.

Siemens

JinkoSolar

Toyota Motor Corp.

Delta Electronics

LG Electronics, USA

Panasonic Corp. of North America

Owens Corning

Ingersoll Rand

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Also in the Green

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 5:24:43 PM

Here are a few other firms that are expanding their commitment to sustainability —and product lines.

By Alan Naditz and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Who says the ultra-big guys are the only ones that can be considered Eco-Leaders? Lots of other companies, public and private, are giving it a go. Here are a few of them.

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Ingersoll Rand

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 4:14:14 PM

Combating climate change remains #1 on this company’s ‘To Do’ list.

Green-promoting products—such as the Trane thermal storage ice tanks at Ingersoll Rand’s headquarters in Davidson, N.C.—are expected to make an ever-increasing dent in the fight against climate change.

Company Profile

Founded: 1905
Headquarters: Davidson, N.C.
Leadership: Michael W. Lamach, Chairman and CEO
Products and Services: Green-centered products include Trane energy-efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; Club Car small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles; American Standard heating and air conditioning systems; and Ingersoll Rand’s own line of compressed air systems, tools and pumps, and material and fluid handling units.
Employees: ~45,000
Website: www.ingersollrandproducts.com

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Owens Corning

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 4:08:21 PM

Wind power usage is on the way up for this insulation and green roofing leader.

Owens Corning partnered with Habitat for Humanity and World Vision to build safe, energy-efficient housing for approximately 1,500 low-income families worldwide.

Company Profile

Founded: 1938
Headquarters: Toledo, Ohio 
Leadership: Michael Thaman, CEO
Products and Services: Fiberglass composites, insulation and roofing. Products range from glass fiber used to reinforce composite materials for transportation, electronics, marine, infrastructure, wind energy and other high-performance markets to insulation and roofing for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Employees: 17,000+
Website: www.owenscorning.com

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Panasonic Corp. of North America

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 3:52:02 PM

The environmental partnership continues in the form of solar, clean air and net zero.

Panasonic’s “100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project” is bringing light to parts of the world where nearly everything comes to a halt at sundown.

Company Profile

Founded: 1974
Headquarters: Newark, N.J.
Leadership: Tom Gebhardt, Chairman and CEO, Panasonic North America
Products and Services: Lighting fixtures, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, air purifiers, and energy system solutions.
Employees: n/a
Website: us.panasonic.com/ventfans

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LG Electronics USA

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 3:45:52 PM

Controlling the company’s carbon footprint is all part of a lifecycle.

In updating its HVAC system with LG’s variable refrigerant flow, heat recovery technology, Euclid Chemical in Cleveland slashed its energy use by 70 percent.

Company Profile

Founded: 1958
Headquarters: Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Leadership: William Cho,
President and CEO, LG Electronics North America
Products and Services: LG comprises four business units: Home Appliance & Air Solutions, Mobile Communications, Home Entertainment and Vehicle Components. The company specializes in flat-panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators.
Employees: 2,200+
Website: www.lg.com/us

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Delta Electronics

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 3:38:40 PM

World sustainability efforts are still a top priority.

Delta Electronics’ sustainability efforts include systems to identify ways to cut energy use and boost carbon reduction in businesses and residences.

Company Profile

Founded: 1971, Bruce Cheng, Founder and Honorary Chairman
Headquarters: Taipei, Taiwan 
Leadership: Ping Cheng, CEO
Products and Services: Switching power supplies, telecom power, PV inverters
Employees: ~65,000
Website: www.deltaww.com

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Toyota Motor Corp.

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 3:24:41 PM

Here’s a six-pronged environmental road to net positive.

Toyota Motor Corp.’s “Environmental Challenge 2050” has it on the way to all but eliminating gasoline-powered vehicles from highways by mid-century.

Company Profile

Founded: 1937, Kiichiro Toyoda
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Leadership: Akio Toyoda, President and Representative Director
Products and Services: Motor vehicle production and sales
Employees: ~350,000
Website: www.toyota-global.com

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Jinko Solar

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 3:13:49 PM

The 2017 target: proactive global community involvement.

Earth’s largest solar panel maker plans to continue promoting the numerous benefits of sun power used by residences everywhere.

Company Profile

Founded: 2006, Xiande Li and Kangping Chen
Headquarters: Shanghai, China
Leadership: Xiande Li, Chairman of the Board; Kangping Chen, CEO
Products and Services: Solar panels
Employees: ~15,000
Website: www.jinkosolar.com

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Siemens

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 15, 2017 2:16:04 PM

Siemens will deliver unique customer electronics with energy efficiency data and a home energy rating index to the planned 12,050 housing units at Sterling Ranch, a new sustainable mixed-use development which broke ground in Colorado this summer.

Company Profile

Founded: 1847, Werner von Siemens
Headquarters: Munich, Germany
Leadership: Joe Kaeser, CEO 
Products and Services: Power generation, power transmission, infrastructure, automation, drive and software solutions; medical imaging equipment, laboratory diagnostics and clinical IT
Employees: ~348,000
Website: www.siemens.com

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