Environmental Protection

Sustainability


Water Company Receives Business Excellence Award for Green Technology

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has jointly received a prestigious Business Excellence Award from Yorkshire Water for their work on a new Thermal Hydrolysis plant at Esholt Sewage Treatment Works in Bradford.

Report Highlights U-M's Sustainability Achievements

The University of Michigan shows immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, according to a new report designed to track and measure progress.

Schindler Elevator Corporation Receives Annual Merit Award

Schindler Elevator Corporation has received a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture from AIA New Jersey.

E-Waste and the Supply Chain: Helping the Environment Boosts Business Profits, Too

In order to make manufacturing a sustainable process, companies must green their supply chains by sustainably sourcing materials, reducing the carbon footprint of factories and transportation, and properly disposing of old products.

Multiple explosions and subsequent fires significantly damaged many of the structures on West Carrolloton site. Luckily, no one was killed in the incident. (Veolia photo)

Process Safety Progress at Veolia Environmental Services

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.

Can Environmentally Friendly Electronics be Possible?

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.

Shell Relaunches Houston Tech Center

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.

McDonald’s to Start Serving MSC-Certified Sustainable Fish

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.



Texas Ranks 10th on USGBC’s List of 2012 Top States for LEED

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.

Office Park in Atlanta Receives LEED Gold Certification

Shorenstein Properties LLC obtains LEED Gold certification for its office park in Atlanta, Ga.

A New Electronics Recycling Law in Pennsylvania

As of Jan. 24, consumers and businesses in Pennsylvania will no longer be allowed to throw away any electronic devices with their trash.

New Water Recycling Technology for Two Power Plants

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.

A New Partnership to Battle Environmental Concerns

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.

Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Available in Near Future

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.

Green Steam Project in Pennsylvania Completed

The completion of the new, clean rapid-response boilers and pipeline expansion will contribute to Philadelphia’s environmental and economic goals.

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U.S. Manufacturers Gain Edge over Foreign Competition with Quality and Sustainability Initiatives

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.

Attend a Rain Garden Program for Free

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.

Ocean Harvest Technology Earns Entrepreneurial Award

Frost & Sullivan announced the Canadian company is its 2012 European Entrepreneurial Company of the Year.

Housing Authority Signs Energy Performance Contract with Ameresco

Ameresco has signed a second energy performance contract with the Fall River Housing Authority to upgrade their energy infrastructure.

As convenient as the newest gadgets are, we should not not forget that most of them contain harmful substances and should be properly recycled, refurbished, or reused. (Dynamic Recycling photo)

Proper E-Waste Disposal and Environmental Sustainability

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.

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