Sustainability


Metech Recycling Earns e-Stewards Certification

The certification is based on the e-Stewards Standard, which prohibits the export of hazardous waste from developed to developing countries, the disposal of toxic waste in solid waste landfills and incinerators, and the use of prison labor in the recycling of electronics.

Energy Star Cement Plant Shares Efficiency Secrets

The Roanoke Cement plant conducts energy audits for its business partners to help them take advantage of cost savings

i-Tree software helps people develop the monetary value of trees.

New Software Puts Environmental Price Tag on Urban Trees

Free i-Tree v.4 software quantifies the benefits of trees in environmental and economic terms.

Engineering Unplugged Set at Old Dominion University

Ed Begley Jr., and John Paul Woodley Jr., are scheduled to speak at the April conference.

April 1 Is Deadline to Nominate WaterSense Partner of the Year

Winners will be announced in October at the WaterSmart Innovations conference in Las Vegas.

West Basin Offers Free Smart Controller to Some Residents

Using grant funding, the municipal water district is working toward Water Reliability 2020 goals.

Dow to Invest $100M to Reduce Energy Use, GHG Emissions

Dow business units have submitted around 60 projects, with a net present value totaling more than $500 million, nearly 8 trillion BTUs of energy savings and a reduction of more than 400 thousand metric tons of CO2 emissions.

IEEE 1888 Standard Employs Green IT to Lower Energy

The standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol is inspired by the desire of Chinese stakeholders to minimize their footprints.



Aqua-Chem Pilots Removal of Dye from Industrial Wastewater

J&J Industries worked with the company to demonstrate the feasibility of removing chemical additives in large-scale carpet manufacturing so that facilities can reuse the water.

Mandated Change in Light Bulbs to Occur at Year's End

Get ready for some mandated changes in lighting, warns an energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Greener Schools Start With You

This year, Pureology is pleased to present Global Green USA's Green School Makeover Competition. From March 1 – September 30, 2011, a parent, teacher, student or individual, can nominate any K–12 public, private or charter school they think deserves a Green School Makeover. One school will win a "green makeover" and four finalist schools will win $2,500 for their sustainable upgrades.

Reefs at Risk Revisited

75% of Coral Reefs Threatened, Analysis Finds

The report's authors make multiple recommendations to better protect and manage reefs, including through marine protected areas.

Aveys Run Stream at Cincinnati Nature Center

Nature Center Opts for Algaewheel Technology to Treat Wastewater

The Cincinnati Nature Center will take advantage of a symbiotic relationship between algae and bacteria to manage wastewater at Rowe Woods using a packaged system from Oldcastle Precast.

Denver Noted for LEED Building Development

The U.S. Green Building Council has certified nearly 30 projects since 2010 under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

Energy Recovery Introduces New Desalination Pumps

The company says the high-pressure desalination pumps offer nearly 90 percent efficiencies and complement its isobaric and centrifugal energy recovery technologies.

EPA Approves More Ozone-Friendly Coolant for Car Air Conditioning Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued final approval for a new motor vehicle air conditioning system refrigerant that does not deplete the ozone layer.

Rexam Wins Top Three Spots in Intra-industry Recycling Contest

Industry-wide effort recycled about 140 million aluminum cans and raised $150,000 for charity.

WaterSense Partner program

DFW Becomes First WaterSense Airport

New water fixtures in restrooms at the airport's passenger terminals are saving 5.5 million gallons per month.

Dust Storm

Study Projects Drier Conditions Will Accelerate Dust Storms in the Southwest

Drier conditions projected to result from climate change in the Southwest will likely reduce perennial vegetation cover and result in increased dust storm activity in the future, according to a new study by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Researchers Investigate Whether Clams Could Cleanse Oil-filled Gulf Waters

The Rangia clam may take on a new role if studies at Southeastern Louisiana University determine the organism can actually contribute to helping clean oil-polluted waters.

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