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Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Commercial enterprises are increasingly installing various rainwater harvesting systems for water conservation purposes. Harvesting can also reduce stormwater runoff and fees, and helps solve potable, non-potable, and energy challenges. Commercial property owners are beginning to realize how much stormwater fees are costing them, says Zachary Popkin, program manager for the Energy … Read more »

GM’s Move to Source Only Sustainable Tires Knocks Down Supply Chain Risk

GM’s Move to Source Only Sustainable Tires Knocks Down Supply Chain Risk

By working within the industry to source only sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping to reduce its risk related to the sourcing and long-term availability of one of its key commodities and ensures that volume continues to meets growing global demand through improved yields.

How ADM Conducted Its 2016 Sustainability Report: 5 Practical Steps You Can Steal

How ADM Conducted Its 2016 Sustainability Report: 5 Practical Steps You Can Steal

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced in its sustainability report last week that it has reached its goal in palm oil traceability, achieving 98% traceability for palm oil and more than 95% for palm kernel oil, reduced water usage by 24% since 2008, and reduced energy intensity and emissions by … Read more »

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

L’Oreal will be striving toward a neutral or positive water footprint for some sites by improving treatment and reuse processes, as well as increasing reuse and recycling of waste by boosting material recovery at all L’Oreal sites. The beauty company is working with Suez, a company that provides solutions for … Read more »

Employee Environmental Management Ideas Really Do Save Money; Here’s How

Employee Environmental Management Ideas Really Do Save Money; Here’s How

Conagra Brands saved more than $5 million in the past year by implementing employees’ sustainability ideas. Based on those ideas, Conagra diverted more than 8,700 tons of waste from landfills, saved more than 245 million gallons of water, and reduced emissions by more than 2,100 metric tons. The company also … Read more »

Water, Waste & Energy Reduction Projects Lead to Better Operations, LEED Certification

Water, Waste & Energy Reduction Projects Lead to Better Operations, LEED Certification

Client demand and market demand are the top two reasons to pursue LEED certification. A recent peer-reviewed study showed that buildings with lower operating costs and better indoor environmental quality are more attractive to a growing group of corporate, public and individual buyers, according to the USGBC. And high-performing building … Read more »

Oil Company Invests Millions on Wastewater Recycling, Ensures Water Future, Boosts the Bottom Line

Oil Company Invests Millions on Wastewater Recycling, Ensures Water Future, Boosts the Bottom Line

Newfield Exploration, an oil company with assets primarily in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Utah, will soon be recycling its wastewater with the dual intention of improving its bottom line and ensuring it has enough water for its hydraulic fracturing operations. The company is building a wastewater recycling facility in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, to the … Read more »

NY Farming Industry Nabs State Cash to Reduce Emissions, Save Water

NY Farming Industry Nabs State Cash to Reduce Emissions, Save Water

Individual farms in central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Hudson Valley regions are receiving grants to assist them on initiatives  geared toward reducing methane emissions and improving water efficiency, according to the Associated Press. The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grants for the state, … Read more »

Washington Winery Wastewater Permit to Affect Just 19% of State Wineries

Washington Winery Wastewater Permit to Affect Just 19% of State Wineries

A proposed winery wastewater permit system in Washington will affect just 19 percent of the wineries in the state, according to the Washington Department of Ecology’s draft permit documents, Great Northwest Wine reports. Wineries that make more than 7,500 cases a year will be required to get discharge permits and, … Read more »