Newsline / News

LG Partners with EPA

Andrew Bellina, senior policy advisor, U.S. EPA Region 2, and Wayne Park, president and CEO, LG Electronics USA
Andrew Bellina, senior policy advisor, U.S. EPA Region 2, and Wayne Park, president and CEO, LG Electronics USA, shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding between the two sides.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — LG Electronics USA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to collaborate on several initiatives, including product stewardship, environmentally preferred purchasing, green infrastructure, green transportation, and environmental education initiatives.

LG has pledged to participate in several EPA stewardship programs, including the Energy Star Commercial Building program, the EPA WasteWise program, and the EPA Sustainable Materials Management program.

The memorandum of understanding explicitly states that LG will pursue a consumer education initiative aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of product use, electronic waste through consumer recycling programs, the use of hazardous substances in its products, and develop new green-life-cycle product designs.

The memorandum was signed by Judith A. Enck, regional administrator, EPA, and Wayne Park, president and CEO, LG USA.

“Sustainability is a core value at LG,” Park said. “From our ambitious carbon-reduction commitments, to our industry-leading efforts to bring high-efficiency, Energy Star qualified products to market, to our support for environmental efforts around the world, reducing environmental impact while enhancing consumers’ lives through innovation.”

LG will submit an annual status report to the EPA in order for the EPA to assess the environmental benefits associated with LG’s activities. This will allow the EPA to provide LG with feedback on ways to further improve its environmental performance.

The memorandum of understanding is in addition to LG’s participation in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which LG’s role in will expand under the new partnership by increasing its purchase of green power.

In addition, LG will attempt to make its new nearly 500,000-square-foot office building in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

LG also is reviewing more than 15 of its other offices for operating and energy-efficiency enhancements, and will use the EPA GreenScapes program to support environmentally friendly landscaping practices.

Publication date: 1/21/2013

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 07-28-14 cover

2014 July 28

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

R-22 PHASEOUT POLL

Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con