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Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Wins LEED Gold for New HQ; HP Picks Social Innovation Leader; NRG Reduces...

The Plano, Texas headquarters of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification for a multi-use building from the U.S. Green Building Council. The combination of offices, research facilities, and a data center had previously earned an EPA Energy Star rating in 2011, recognizing continued work to reduce energy use each year since 2008. HP has announced this year’s winner of the HP/Junior Achievement Social Innovation Relay. The winning concept, a solar-powered lamp made from recycled materials, was submitted by Emulsified Environmentalists, a team of South African students. The winners were chosen from 21,000 high school students who participated in the global competition, with the help of 300 HP volunteer mentors. NRG Energy is reporting an 86 million gallon reduction in water use at the company’s Texas plants. Overall, NRG saved $150 million in its operations through energy efficiencies and waste reduction. NRG is a s

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