Nearly 10 years ago, Wal-Mart launched a major sustainability program impacting the majority of its stores. While good for the environment and helping to promote sustainablity, Wal-Mart also found these changes lowered the company’s costs. Wal-Mart realized that if its vendors and suppliers could take similar steps, they too might be able to reduce operating costs.
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The venture will provide utility companies with advanced smart grid solutions and services focused on data management and systems integration to improve energy efficiency, grid operations, and reliability.
Survivability in the manufacturing industry is at an all-time high, but still faces some roadblocks. An independent review of EPA regulations examines the disparity between EPA projections and the industry’s more realistic concerns about future profits, job loss, and taxes.
Established by five battery companies in 1994, Call2Recycle, Inc. pioneered the product stewardship movement through its efforts to establish a manufacturer-funded program to collect, transport, and recycle rechargeable batteries.
Johnson Controls and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft have signed a collaboration agreement to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries.
Efforts at reducing carbon emissions, recycling and purchasing green products serve as common examples of ways in which many businesses try to be more eco-friendly. However, more and more firms are finding that automating their warehouses and distribution centers offers a great way to go green while adding efficiencies and savings to operations.
Earlier this year, Huron strengthened their commitment to reducing energy consumption by converting interior and exterior lighting in their heating and cooling facility from traditional HID to LED fixtures – the most efficient technology available today.
If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.
The vehicles on these routes can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane. Operations will begin by mid-2014 and be completed early next year.
A new Touch Screen Controller from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) provides full monitoring and control of all functions of an industrial dust collector and associated equipment.
The total value of the contract, which includes a long-term maintenance and service contract, is approximately $400 million. With this order, Siemens has sold 27 H-class gas turbines worldwide.
Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.
The company's annual long-term energy outlook, released Thursday, predicts world energy demand will grow 35% by 2040 as electricity and modern fuels are brought to some of the billions of people in the developing world who currently live without power or burn wood or other biomass for cooking and heating.
Honeywell announced investments of approximately $300 million will be made by the company and key suppliers to increase production capacity for HFO-1234yf, a new refrigerant for automobiles with a global-warming potential of less than 1.
GSE Systems, Inc. is currently working on Phase II of a multi-phase project to supply an engineering simulator for the first-of-a-kind power plant design, FutureGen 2.0 project. The FutureGen 2.0 will be a near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant using oxy-combustion technology.
LEED has a rival — a controversial, Portland, OR-based rating system known as Green Globes, which markets itself as a simpler, less expensive alternative.
The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it imported from abroad.
Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke® VT04 Visual IR Thermometer, the latest troubleshooting tool with built-in digital camera and thermal heat map overlay that bridges the gap between traditional IR thermometers and infrared cameras.
Berner International Corp. has added lengths up to 16-foot-long and the high-efficiency VTH Venturi heater coil to its VS Series air curtains. The VS Series is designed for environmental separation at internal and exterior industrial doorways.
Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance flashlights, announced that the company and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled close to 3,500 pounds of rechargeable batteries during the third quarter of 2013, with a year-to-date total of nearly 6,800 pounds.
EYE Lighting 375W ceramic lamps run on an exclusive electronic ballast, and can be used to replace up to 1000W HPS and MH systems, generating over 675 watts in energy savings.
General Electric says net income fell 9% in the third quarter as the company struggles to increase profit after shedding media and banking assets. The company said orders rose 19% in the quarter.
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in developing rules aimed at cutting emissions of six heat-trapping gases from factories and power plants.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency won't be able to pay employees. She says only a core group of people will remain on duty in case the EPA has to respond to a "significant emergency." The vast majority of employees will stay home.
As part of a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored effort, local fleets will replace existing diesel delivery vehicles with all-electric medium- and heavy-duty Smith Newton trucks for daily operations in the Houston-Galveston area.
The site, which helps purchasers directly compare cleaning products based on environmental, health, and safety attributes, also was well received at the recent Every Building Show hosted by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Transpare was developed using a consensus-based process driven by the priorities of purchasers representing key market sectors.
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