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Environmental Impact

C-Max Energi cutaway (Ford photo)

Ford Says ‘Big Data’ Makes It More Nimble, More Green

Not too far from where factory workers assemble Ford cars and trucks, analytics experts in the company’s Research and Innovation Center are building something entirely different but what Ford considers equally important: complex mathematical models to help Ford sharpen its competitive edge while limiting its environmental impact.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2013

NSF International

NSF International, Wilsonart LLC Developing Science-Based Product Category Rule For Countertops

NSF International, in cooperation with Texas-based decorative surfacing product producer Wilsonart LLC, is developing a Product Category Rule for residential countertops. This PCR will provide a science-based and internationally recognized method for reporting the environmental impact of residential countertop products and materials throughout their entire life cycle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2013

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Wayne State Designing Tomorrow’s Efficient Auto

Wayne State University will host the kickoff workshop for “EcoCar 2: Plugging Into The Future,” a one-of-a-kind engineering competition between teams representing 15 universities challenged to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising performance, safety or consumer acceptability.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/01/2011

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

UM’s New Eco-Driving Index Finds Environmental Impact Of New Vehicles Improving

A new national index developed by the University of Michigan shows that exhaust emissions per driver of newly purchased vehicles are down 14 percent since late 2007.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011