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Energy-Related Emissions Increased 0.9% in 2014

Energy-Related Emissions Increased 0.9% in 2014

US energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased 0.9 percent in 2014, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s online analysis, released today. Fossil fuel consumption accounted for 5,406 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2014, an increase of 1 percent from the 2013 level. The increase was influenced by gross … Read more »

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UTC Aerospace Systems Sets 6% Water Reduction Goal

UTC Aerospace Systems says it will reduce water consumption by 41 million gallons in 2015 — a 6 percent reduction against 2014 figures. The aerospace company conserved 75 million gallons of water in 2014 and 2015, a 10 percent reduction since 2013. UTC Aerospace Systems has 140 sites in more than … Read more »

Awareness, the First Step to a Water Scarcity Solution

For more than a century, Americans have treated water like an infinite commodity, as free and abundant as sunlight. On June 1, when Governor Jerry Brown of California mandated statewide water-use restrictions, this house of cards came tumbling down. It became clear that we have overlooked and abused our access … Read more »

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Think Beyond The Menu and Help the Planet

Imagine strolling into your favorite restaurant. You probably walk through the door focused on what food to order, which table to take and how much it will all cost. Yet there is actually a lot going on behind the scenes you may have no idea about, and it affects the … Read more »

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First Autonomous Big Rig Licensed to Drive

Nevada has licensed the first autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the US. Developed by engineers at Daimler Trucks North America, the Freightliner Inspiration Truck will help the trucking industry reduce accidents, improve fuel consumption, cut highway congestion, and safeguard the environment, the automaker says. … Read more »

Spotlight on Award Winners: ASSA ABLOY Locks Lead to 99% Energy Savings

This article is sponsored by ASSA ABLOY. Commercial and institutional buildings use physical access control systems (PACS) to prevent unauthorized entry. Electrified locking systems are also used to manage access control during emergencies (e.g., fire or lockdown). Typical PACS consist of a power supply, solenoid-operated mortise lock, and additional access … Read more »

Spotlight on Award Winners: Atlanta Int’l Airport Captures Tons of Airborne Kitchen Grease

Spotlight on Award Winners: Atlanta Int’l Airport Captures Tons of Airborne Kitchen Grease

This article is sponsored by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The kitchen exhaust systems that evacuate heat, grease effluent, and smoke from cooking areas of restaurants use a large amount of energy, water, degreasers and chemicals – and for an airport the size of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), with concessionaires that service … Read more »

Spotlight on Award Winners: GreenCharge Networks GreenStation ‘Solves Multiple Problems’

This article is sponsored by Green Charge Networks. Green Charge Networks’ GreenStation intelligent energy storage system has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award. As one judge said, the GreenStation is a “nice innovation in an emerging market, solving multiple problems (or … Read more »

Spotlight on Award Winners: NexRev DrivePak Fulfills Energy Program Goals

Spotlight on Award Winners: NexRev DrivePak Fulfills Energy Program Goals

This article is sponsored by NexRev. When it comes to energy management, the best way for companies to improve on their energy goals is to include both the energy team and the facilities team, advises Kenneth Smith, CEO of NexRev. “Both teams must be incentivized to save energy. Energy programs … Read more »

Natural Capital Valuation Helps Investors See Sense

Unilever is widely seen as a leader on environmental and social responsibility. Its Sustainable Living Plan, launched in 2010, sets out a blueprint for sustainable growth including a target to halve its environmental impacts by 2020 while doubling the size of its business. The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company was one of … Read more »

SwRI Wins $20M Emissions Testing, Analytical Services Contract

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded a $20.16 million contract by the EPA to provide testing and analytical services related to vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. SwRI will conduct analytical services in emissions and fuel consumption on light- and heavy-duty vehicles and components under the five-year contract. Key areas of support include … Read more »

Novelis Invests $48M in Automotive Aluminum Scrap Recycling Facility

Novelis Invests $48M in Automotive Aluminum Scrap Recycling Facility

Novelis, the company that makes the aluminum for the Ford F-150’s body and engine, has announced a $48 million investment in its automotive aluminum scrap recycling facility. The “closed loop” investment includes a new 81,000 square-foot building capable of processing, sorting and storing automotive scrap aluminum. Designed specifically to meet the needs of … Read more »