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From the Editor: Javits Center’s Rooftop Solar Project a Cause for Celebration

From the Editor: Javits Center’s Rooftop Solar Project a Cause for Celebration

As a former New Yorker, I’m always particularly interested in the sustainability initiatives of the state, so This morning, a press release caught my eye: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has put out a call for developers to submit proposals for the installation of up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the rooftop and sidewalk of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan

Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

An in-depth look: Institutional investors, increasingly concerned about the risks of deforestation on their investment portfolios, have called for stronger provisions for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil. More than 90 investors, representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management, sent

Product Announcement: Dispenser System Reduces Costly Waste in Healthcare Settings

Product Announcement: Dispenser System Reduces Costly Waste in Healthcare Settings

Halyard, a provider of products in the healthcare sector that help prevent healthcare-associated infections, has introduced a new dispenser system to reduce glove waste and contamination. Typical glove dispensers used in healthcare settings can lead to wasted products as well as cross contamination. With Halyard’s Eco Pull dispenser provides consistently … Read more »

Consumers Expect Biz to Stop Hogging Water, Nestle Waters Study Shows

Consumers Expect Biz to Stop Hogging Water, Nestle Waters Study Shows

A new study commissioned by Nestle Waters North America shows that Americans rank clean water as the most important factor to living a healthy life: more than half of consumers (55%) and experts (60%) say they think about their water usage on a daily basis. But more significantly to industry is the fact that

Product Announcement: Dust Suppressor for Dirt Roads Protects Sensitive Habitats

Product Announcement: Dust Suppressor for Dirt Roads Protects Sensitive Habitats

Momar, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for industrial and institutional markets, has announced the introduction of Resinator, a dynamic road and soil enhancer designed specifically for use on unpaved roads in and around sensitive habitats. Resinator has been approved by the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, making it one of only six products that meet their stringent environmental requirements for high performance under heavy traffic conditions, Momar says.

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment expects to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 and by 95% by 2050, from a 2011 baseline, per the company’s latest sustainability report. The company also set a Scope 3 target to have 60% of suppliers commit to their own science-based targets by … Read more »

Sustainability Change Is Hard but Companies Slog Along, Study Shows

Sustainability Change Is Hard but Companies Slog Along, Study Shows

Corporate change is hard, and one study shows that sustainability change is even harder: companies surveyed by Bain & Company indicated that they are achieving or exceeding just 4% of their sustainability goals (compared to the 12% of goals they are achieving in general corporate change). Still, the numbers are … Read more »

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

In-depth: Specialty roaster and wholesaler Counter Culture Coffee’s latest sustainability report details its relationships with 67 different farmers and farmer groups, aiming to provide transparency into its environmental, social and fiscal sustainability. It also provides information about each of the 354 coffee contracts the company made over the last two … Read more »

Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Stone wool insulation manufacturer Rockwool has released Rockwool Multifix, an insulation product with a mineral-coated fiberglass facer that, when used as an insulating coverboard over other insulations, can improve performance by regulating the temperature of the entire assembly, the company says. Multifix is a stone wool insulation and coverboard in … Read more »

Soaring Population & Technology Advances Drive Smart Agriculture Market

Soaring Population & Technology Advances Drive Smart Agriculture Market

Driven by increasing pressure on the agriculture industry to boost production to serve a steadily rising population, the global market for smart agriculture will see a 13.5% CAGR over the period between 2017 and 2025, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. The market will rise from a valuation … Read more »

TimTalks: with John Loheit, Dir. of Strategic Initiatives, Energy Management Collaborative (EMC)

TimTalks: with John Loheit, Dir. of Strategic Initiatives, Energy Management Collaborative (EMC)

John Loheit of EMC talks about the confusions surrounding the start of some energy management initiatives, as well as ways to decrease that confusion for quick deployments and improvements to energy and bottom-line savings.

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