City of Albuquerque Aviation Department, Albuquerque, N.M.,
received the Water Conservation Award from the National
Association of Industrial and Office Properties of New Mexico for
incorporation of effective stormwater management design and the
use of innovative landscaping with xeric plants at the entrance to
the Albuquerque International Airport.
American Proteins, Inc., Hanceville, Ala., the largest poultry
product recycling (rendering) facility in the world, received the
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s Clean Water Award in the Full
Treatment Category in 2004 and also won the Alabama Water
Environmental Association’s Award for Excellence in Industrial
Wastewater Treatment for Physical /Biological Treatment
Processes in 2001.
American Synthetic Rubber Co., LLC, Louisville, Ky., was honored
in 2006 by becoming the first chemical company in Kentucky
to be accepted into the EPA’s National Environmental Performance
Track Program and also was named as a Master Member of KY
EXCEL, the environmental leadership program established in 2006
by Kentucky’s Environment and Public Protection Cabinet.
Anheuser-Busch, Jacksonville Brewery, Jax, Fla., was named
the recipient of two awards by the Jacksonville Electric Authority:
the 2006 Platinum Award for a significant industrial wastewater
discharger that has achieved outstanding performance in pretreatment
and the Environmental Stewardship Award for achieving 100
percent compliance in 2006.
BMW Manufacturing Co., Greer, S.C., became in May 2006 the
world’s first automotive manufacturer to use recycled methane gas
to provide energy to its paint shop. The facility is a charter member
of EPA’s National Performance Track program and also a member
of the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program.
BWXT Y-12, Oak Ridge, Tenn., is a management operations contractor
for the Y-12 National Security Complex, which is involved
with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Weapons Complex.
In 2006, it received five Pollution Prevention Awards from the
National Nuclear Security Administration. It also was given the
2006 White House Closing the Circle Award for outstanding environmental
Centocor Biologics, LLC, St. Louis, Mo., was awarded the
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver
Certification by the U.S Green Building Council for the construction
of the site’s Building 2 office interior as a “green” building. The
building is expected to result in a 35-percent reduction in potable
water usage and a 39 percent reduction in electrical energy usage.
U.S. Department of Energy Princeton Plasma Physics
Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, N.J., received in 2006 from the
state of New Jersey an Outstanding Achievement Award for
Recycling based on the facility’s sustained recycling performance.
PPPL has increased its solid waste recycling rate to more than 50
percent and continues to meet or exceed the federal government’s
recycling target for 2010.
H.J. Heinz, Ontario, Ore., is a part of the largest diversified
frozen food companies in the United States. The Ontario facility
focuses on water reduction and reuse of treated water. It won the
Water Environment Federation’s Outstanding Achievement in
Industrial Water Quality in 2001. Competing against 20 other Heinz
North American plants, the Ontario facility won the following Heinz
North American Internal Awards: 2006 and 2004 Water
Conservation, 2003 Environmental Excellence, 2003 Energy
Conservation, and 2003 Waste Minimization.
Mettallurg Vanadium Corp, Cambridge, Ohio, is a supplier of a
wide range of products and services for the metals, manufacturing,
refinery and petrochemical industries. The Cambridge facility
has found innovative uses for most of its byproducts by creating
secondary commercial products, such as REVAN™ and
FeNiMoly™, from what would otherwise be waste. Currently, the
plant is moving toward the goal of being a zero-waste operation.
Samuel Steel Pickling, Twinsburg, Ohio, is an acid pickler that is
committed to a better environment through education of its
employees. The facility offers Hazardous Materials Emergency
Response Training to any employee who shows an interest. In
addition, the plant partners with the local community college to set
up training, such as wastewater treatment educational programs,
in order to improve the job performance of its workers in relation
to environmental duties.
Tyson Foods, Noel, Mo., is a facility that specializes in processing
poultry for human consumption. During the last three years,
the facility has received the following recognition for environmental
excellence: EPA Region 7’s Pollution Prevention Award
(Honorable Mention in 2006); U.S. Poultry and Egg Association
Clean Water Award (Runner Up in the Full Treatment Plant
Category in 2006); American Meat Institute’s Tier III Award (2006);
Friends of the Elk River Water Improvement Association’s Founder
Award (2006, 2005 and 2004); and Tyson’s Gold Achievement
Award (2006 and 2005).
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc., Georgetown, Ky., is
an automotive manufacturing plant that became ISO 14001 certified
in 1998. In 2006, the facility became one of 16 master level
members of KY EXCEL, a state government program that recognizes
environmental excellence. It also became one of 17 first-time
recipients of EPA’s Energy Star award in recognition of its energyefficient
operations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tyson Foods, Berryville, Ark., is a facility that specializes
in processing poultry for human consumption. The
Berryville/Green Forest facility recently initiated a recycling program
in which is reclassified a portion of its solid waste as a
commodity. During 2006, the facility recycled 2,000 tons of
cardboard. In 2006, the American Meat Institute gave the plant
the Environmental Maps Award Program Tier 1 Award for its
commitment to the environment.
Township of Wayne’s Mountain View Wastewater Treatment
Plant, Wayne, N.J., is a single stage nitrification system with a
13.5 million gallon per day flow. In 2007, the facility won the
Association of Environmental Authorities’ Wave Award for Best
Management Practices based upon the plant personnel inventing a
method to keep thihalomethanes, suspected cancer-causing substances,
from forming while still using chlorination. The new
method does not use any additional power nor have any impact on