Operations at West Carrollton successfully resumed during 2012 with a transformed process safety mission. Lessons learned from the events in Ohio are now being applied to the safety programs at the other five PSM-covered facilities.
- By Hope Luebeck
- Jan 28, 2013
Researchers from Istituto Officina dei Materiali at CNR and of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste (SISSA) have created a new ferroelectric material, called diisopropylammonium bromide (DIPAB), which may be the answer to creating more environmentally friendly electronics.
The LEED-certified facility will produce 30 percent fewer CO2 emissions and significantly lower chlorofluorocarbons from its operations. Its energy consumption has been reduced by approximately $2 million annually, according to Shell's announcement.
In order to continue serving their customers with high-quality seafood, McDonald’s will begin serving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood, which helps protect future fish supplies, in all of its locations across the U.S.
Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top states for new LEED certifications in 2012. According to the results, Texas ranks No. 10.
Shorenstein Properties LLC obtains LEED Gold certification for its office park in Atlanta, Ga.
As of Jan. 24, consumers and businesses in Pennsylvania will no longer be allowed to throw away any electronic devices with their trash.
With new water recycling technology powered by GE, two Texas power plants will be able to recycle more than 98 percent of wastewater and eliminate wastewater discharge to drought-ridden areas.
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), a non-profit humanitarian organization, and MWH Global, a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector, launched a new partnership to improve the lives of people around the world.
The NREL and Stanford are teaming up to develop peel-and-stick solar cells, which could become devices to charge battery operated products, such as cell phones, in the future.
The completion of the new, clean rapid-response boilers and pipeline expansion will contribute to Philadelphia’s environmental and economic goals.
Environmental sustainability is being increasingly linked to initiatives in “lean manufacturing”, an area in which U.S. manufacturers have excelled for years. The focus of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste—wasted materials, motion, time, effort, inventory, transportation expense, and other expenses involved in the manufacturing process.
- By Bruce Hagenau
- Jan 11, 2013
On Jan. 14, there will be a program relating to bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, help at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.
Frost & Sullivan announced the Canadian company is its 2012 European Entrepreneurial Company of the Year.
Ameresco has signed a second energy performance contract with the Fall River Housing Authority to upgrade their energy infrastructure.
Do your own, personal part in making proper decisions about recycling e-waste. Don't be afraid to call someone out or voice your opinion about how important our planet is and what it means to you.
- By Patrick Ferry
- Jan 04, 2013
Communities in West Virginia that are interested in accomplishing their sustainability goals can apply for mini-grants that are being offered through the Sustainability Institute at Bridgemont Community and Technical College and the West Virginia Sustainable Comunitites (WVSC) program.
Pennsylvania’s DEP will be introducing a new “DEP at Home” exhibit at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from Jan. 5 to 12.
As the industry waits to see the impact of the FTC Green Guides, there is no question that the issue of managing and controlling information will continue to rise throughout 2013.
- By Angela Griffiths
- Jan 01, 2013
The business case for it is stronger than ever, said Dow's vice president of sustainability and EH&S, Neil C. Hawkins.
- By Jerry Laws
- Dec 31, 2012