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Yum Brands Restaurants Saved 1.3 Billion Gallons of Water Last Year

Yum Brands Restaurants Saved 1.3 Billion Gallons of Water Last Year

Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, says its restaurants saved an estimated 1.3 billion gallons of water last year. According to the company’s 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report published today, this water efficiency was achieved through smart building practices.

Crushed Porcelain From Old Toilets Transformed Into a Valuable Resource

Crushed Porcelain From Old Toilets Transformed Into a Valuable Resource

Upgrades to plumbing fixtures in 500 large New York City Department of Education buildings is producing a significant amount of old porcelain. Rather than trashing all of that, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reprocesses the porcelain into a valuable material for ecological restoration and infrastructure projects. Existing toilets … Read more »

Menlo Park Faces $90 Million in H2O Infrastructure Upgrades for Efficiency, Preparedness

Menlo Park Faces $90 Million in H2O Infrastructure Upgrades for Efficiency, Preparedness

As municipalities across the country increasingly focus on climate change preparedness, water infrastructure has come under the microscope. Menlo Park, California, for example, will need to invest $90.3 million in order to rehabilitate its municipal water system infrastructure between now and 2040, according to The Almanac. The investment will include … Read more »

Facebook’s New Utah Data Center Engineered to Be ‘Incredibly Water Efficient’

Facebook’s New Utah Data Center Engineered to Be ‘Incredibly Water Efficient’

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will build a nearly 1 million-square-foot data center at the foot of Eagle Mountain in Utah. Facebook will purchase its own water rights and construct the required water infrastructure. The data center facility is designed to be “incredibly water-efficient” and will “reuse water multiple … Read more »

AEG and the LA Kings Deploy Water- and Energy-Saving Ice Technology

AEG and the LA Kings Deploy Water- and Energy-Saving Ice Technology

Global sports and entertainment company AEG and its National Hockey League franchise the LA Kings are working with BluEco Technology Group on deploying efficient ice technology at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Called BluEco Liquid Crystalline Turbex (LCT), the proprietary technology is a molecular level environmental airflow management system that … Read more »

Smart Water Meter Installations Predicted to Reach 82.1M Units by 2026

Smart Water Meter Installations Predicted to Reach 82.1M Units by 2026

Smart water meter installations are expected to grow globally from 13.8 million units in 2017 to 82.1 million units by 2026, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Growth is being led by water-stressed countries shifting away from traditional water meters and driven by as government leaders changing … Read more »

Many States Unprepared for Climate Change Impacts on Water Supplies

Many States Unprepared for Climate Change Impacts on Water Supplies

The Alliance for Water Efficiency and the Environmental Law Institute released their 2017 Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard this week, and the results around climate resiliency planning were eye-opening.

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 »

Maximizing Water Efficiency

Upgrading old fixtures and altering occupant behavior are two key strategies to improve building water efficiency, reports FacilitiesNet.com. Depending on their age, older faucets, toilets and urinals could be using 70 to 80 percent more water than newer equivalents. Newer toilets offer the greatest savings: older models typically use between 3.5 and … Read more »

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Coke Pledges 25% CO2 Reduction Across Value Chain

The Coca-Cola Company has committed to reducing the carbon footprint of “the drink in your hand” by 25 percent, compared to 2010 levels, by 2020. The company says this is the first-ever goal targeting the entire Coca-Cola end-to-end value chain, cutting CO2 across its manufacturing processes, packaging formats, delivery fleet, … Read more »

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