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Schneider Electric Helps AEG Save $3 Million, Improve Environmental Management

Using Schneider Electric’s water, waste and electricity management platform has helped sports and entertainment company AEG save more than $3 million and shrink its environmental footprint.

Environmental Management Saves Grocery Chain $23 Million

Hannaford Supermarkets saved more than $23 million annually, or $125,000 per store, last year through its environmental sustainability efforts, according to Manomet, the nonprofit that manages the Grocery Stewardship Certification program.

GM Plant Will Save Millions of Dollars by Capturing Rainwater

Environmental managers are increasing looking to improve water management and efficiency to save money and resources now — and in the future. The UN projects a 40 percent water supply shortfall globally by 2030 and this represents a $63 trillion risk to business and communities, according to CDP (formerly Carbon … Read more »

Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

London’s Heathrow Airport has saved more than 130 million liters of water annually using General Electric’s water treatment technologies, GE says, adding that its technologies also saved the UK’s largest airport $310,000 in a year. Thirty-nine cooling towers across four terminals at the airport were treated with GE’s corrosion inhibitor, … Read more »

Hotel Water Use: Are You Flushing Money Down the Drain?

Hotels use a lot of water — for guest rooms, pools, landscaping, laundry and other uses. In total, this accounts for about 15 percent of total water use in US commercial and institutional facilities, according to the EPA. As the price of water and wastewater services continue to increase — … Read more »

How Dell Saved $39.5 Million, Cut Carbon Pollution via Telecommuting

How Dell Saved $39.5 Million, Cut Carbon Pollution via Telecommuting

Allowing US employees to telecommute has saved Dell $39.5 million and avoided an estimated 25 million kWh of energy and 13,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions since fiscal year 2014. According to a report published this week, The Sustainability Benefits of the Connected Workplace, working remotely results in more … Read more »

Recycled, Bioplastics’ $3.5 Billion Savings Opportunity

Recycled, Bioplastics’ $3.5 Billion Savings Opportunity

An industry-wide expansion of sustainable plastic initiatives such Dell’s recycled plastic and Algix’s bioplastic could deliver $3.5 billion in environmental savings, according to a paper by Trucost.

How Reprocessing Medical Devices Can Save Millions While Diverting Waste

How Reprocessing Medical Devices Can Save Millions While Diverting Waste

Medical waste — more than 5.4 tons per year for an average operating room — costs each operating room about $5,243, according to the 2015 Practice Greenhealth Sustainability Benchmark Report. A partnership between Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, which manufacturers surgical devices and and Intermountain Healthcare is tackling this issue, … Read more »

Ecova Environmental Management Saves Clients $2.1 Billion

Ecova Environmental Management Saves Clients $2.1 Billion

Energy and environmental management company Ecova says it has identified $2.1 billion in savings related to energy, water, waste and telecommunications for its commercial and industrial clients since 2013 through its resource management programs. Ecova works with more than 900 commercial and industrial multi-site companies to find savings and improve … Read more »

How Manufacturers Can Maximize Environmental Sustainability

How Manufacturers Can Maximize Environmental Sustainability

Private corporations can — and should — take the lead in helping the US achieve its emissions reductions goals under the Paris climate agreement, writes Tensie Whelan, director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern School of Business, in a Fortune column. Companies produce the vast majority of … Read more »