Tag: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Recognizes 2018 WasteWise Winners
The 10 winning organizations collectively prevented and diverted over 356,000 tons of waste from entering landfills, saving them over $19.6 million in landfill fees.
A Fresh Look At Green Cleaning
With sustainability in mind, here are two facility cleaning materials to look at anew.
7th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners Named
The national competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution.
100 Manufacturing Plants Earned ENERGY STAR Certification In 2018
Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors qualified, 15 of them for the first time.
Four Honda Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification
Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna auto manufacturing plants in Ohio, plus a fourth in Greensburg, IN achieved U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR certification for outstanding energy efficiency in 2018.
EPA Recognizes Efficient Federal Facilities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently highlighted facilities with reduced environmental impact during FY17 through the Federal Green Challenge.
Branch Creek Launches Safer Play Turf And Lawn Products
Safer Play’s new products help lawn care professionals protect lawns and turf fields from weeds and insects, without the use of EPA-registered pesticides.
Question Of The Week: Designing For Stormwater Management
The EPA has chosen the winners of its 2017 Campus Rainworks Challenge. What stormwater management strategies have you implemented to reduce runoff from your facility sites?
EPA Food Recovery Challenge Names 16 National Award Winners
In 2016, over 950 organizations participated in the program, diverting 740,000 tons of food from landfills or incinerators, and saving businesses up to $37 million in avoided waste disposal fees.
Using IAQ To Improve Academic Performance
The University of Miami improves indoor air quality and saves energy by installing HVAC Load Reduction Technology.
Antimicrobial Polymer Receives EPA Approval
Nouvex is an antimicrobial additive technology clinically proven to be effective against bacteria as well as select viruses and fungi.
Federal Facilities Conclude 5th Annual Green Challenge
Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.
Question Of The Week: Would You Miss ENERGY STAR?
If this U.S. EPA program is eliminated in 2018, what would it mean to energy efficiency efforts at your facilities?
Pittsburgh: A Leader In Sustainable Cities
Pittsburgh leads North American cities with the most buildings committed to the 2030 District Network, an initiative that challenges buildings to reduce their environmental impact.
EPA Adds Green Label Plus Program To Buying Guidelines
The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.
FM Alert: Cradle To Cradle Certified Product Standard Recognized By EPA
Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.
Detecting Radon Gas In Schools And Commercial Buildings
January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.
Question Of The Week: What IAQ Myths Have You Encountered?
When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?
EPA 2016 Food Recovery Challenge Winners
Participants in the most recent Challenge included grocers, restaurants, educational institutions, sports and entertainment venues and more.
EPA Urged To Level Energy Efficiency Playing Field
More than 50 groups join with ACEEE to ask that the EPA treat energy efficiency as equal to renewable energy in the Clean Energy Incentive Program.