Category Archives: Water Usage

NuTek International is Greening Commercial Laundry with its ‘Ozone Laundry System’

The NuTek International Inc. produces and sells commercial Ozone Laundry System. An Ozone Laundry System is a stand-alone system similar to a traditional laundry system, however it uses ozone (O3) in place of heat and harmful chemicals to clean laundry. The system is ideal for any  type of establishments that process large volumes of laundry such as hotels, motels, amusement parks, spa, gyms, medical facilities and many more.

How does it work?

Ozone reverts back to Oxygen by forming bonds with carbon forms (bacteria, virus etc) present in the wash water and thus acts as a catalyst for the chemicals in cold water rather than using hot water at 140-160 degrees to act as that catalyst.  This method has 3,000 times greater killing efficacy of bateria and virus than standard laundry procedures.  Every single fill of the machine kills as opposed to solely the “bleach” step in traditional washing.

Ozone is oxygen (O2) with an extra atom of oxygen attached, thus forming O3. Ozone is formed naturally during a lightning storm. The creation of ozone is nature’s way of purifying the atmosphere, and is what gives clothesline dried linen that ‘‘fresh air’’ smell.  Continue reading

Posted in Business, Energy, Energy Management, Environment, Goods, Services & Product Design, Green Business, Green Facilities, Green Living, Home Energy, Janitorial, Pollution, Sustainability News, Sustainability Practices, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GE Surpasses $1 Billion in Infrastructure Sales from Olympic Games

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE, a worldwide partner of the Olympic Games, today announced it has exceeded $1 billion in infrastructure sales over the past four Olympic Games. Since 2006, GE has worked closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic Games venues, health centers and surrounding commercial buildings. The technology provided aims to support the organizing committees’ goals of building sustainable Olympic Games that improve the host city and provide state-of-the-art healthcare for Olympic athletes.

“GE partners closely with host cities to deliver a variety of critical healthcare, energy, power, water, lighting and transportation solutions for the Olympic Games,” said Jeff Immelt, chairman & CEO, GE. “Hosting the Games is a transformational opportunity for every city and we are committed to work with the IOC and local Organizing Committees in Russia, Brazil and Korea to deliver advanced infrastructure solutions to help create a sustainable Olympic legacy for future generations.” Continue reading

Posted in Business, Business Transportation, BusinessWire, CSR, Electronics, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Energy Storage, Green Business, Pollution, Recycling, Renovations & Construction, Solar, Sustainability Practices, Technology, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The North Face Gets A Sustainable New Headquarters

It’s a pretty exciting day for us at The North Face as today we moved into our new headquarters in Alameda California.  We are joined by our VF Outdoor coalition partners JanSport and lucy at this new location. The new 14-acre campus embodies the brands’ outdoor ethos and commitment to their associates, community and the environment. The goal from the beginning was to create a work environment that mirrored the commitment to the outdoors that The North Face believes in.

“I’m thrilled to welcome our VF Outdoor associates to our new home in Alameda. Today culminates nearly four years of thoughtful design and planning. Our new campus reflects our team’s unique culture and passion for the outdoors,” said Steve Rendle, Group President of VF Outdoor and Action Sports Americas. “VF Outdoor includes many of VF’s fastest-growing businesses and the co-location of the JanSport, lucy and The North Face brands at one central campus will lead to even greater product innovation, collaboration and business growth.”  Continue reading

Posted in 3BL Media, Business, Environment, Furnishings, Green Facilities, Heating & Cooling, Lighting, Recycling & Waste, Renovations & Construction, Sustainability News, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ConAgra Foods Program Saves Nearly 300 Million Gallons of Water, Eliminates 61,000 Tons of Waste, and Reduces Carbon Emissions

(3BL Media) Omaha, NE – April 11, 2012 – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today the winners of its 2012 Sustainable Development Awards, an internal awards program intended to drive and reward innovative approaches to sustainability that produce tangible business results. The more than 100 entries collectively:

  • reduced carbon emissions by more than 43,600 metric tonnes;
  • eliminated 61,000 tons of landfill waste and 4,800 tons of packaging material;
  • and conserved 295 million gallons of water.

Additionally, the projects delivered more than $28 million in savings, demonstrating the economic value of the company’s commitment to sustainable development.

ConAgra Foods started the Sustainable Development Awards in 1992 to encourage and incentivize employees to proactively look for ways to eliminate waste, reduce energy and conserve water through smart design. Winning teams are awarded a $5,000 grant from ConAgra Foods to apply toward a sustainable community service project. Continue reading

Posted in 3BL Media, Business, Carbon Management, CSR, Energy Management, Goods, Services & Product Design, Green Business, Green Facilities, Health, Press Companies, Recycling & Waste, Sustainability News, Sustainability Practices, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Xylem opens new distribution and customer service base in Moscow

Leading global water and energy-efficient solutions provider expands capabilities in fast-growing Russian market

MOSCOW–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced that it has opened a new distribution and customer service base in Moscow, Russia. Part of a long-term growth strategy, Xylem’s expanded presence in Russia will focus on boosting sales and distribution in the country, enhancing relationships with Russian customers and creating the capability to deliver local customer service, after-sales support, application engineering and training. The team in Moscow will concentrate on its core markets, including wastewater transport and treatment, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and related solutions for residential and commercial buildings, and water solutions for light industry, agriculture and irrigation. The new base will help to drive faster delivery of Xylem products and enhance local customers’ experience. The company has been doing business in Russia since 2005 through two independent local distributors for its Lowara, Vogel, Leopold, Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin and Sanitaire brands. Continue reading

Posted in Business, BusinessWire, Green Business, Green Facilities, Sustainability News, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coca-Cola Releases Water Stewardship Progress Report

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today marks the 20th annual World Water Day, an occasion established by the United Nations to focus attention on the sustainable management of freshwater resources. To celebrate World Water Day and the significant strides that Coca-Cola has made in its water stewardship journey, the Company released its fifth annual Global Water Stewardship and Replenish Report today. The report details how Coca-Cola is improving its water performance and managing its water resources to deliver water for health and human prosperity.

“The future of communities, nature and business depends on responsible water management”

“The future of communities, nature and business depends on responsible water management,” said Bea Perez, Coca-Cola’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “To overcome today’s water challenges, we must all take extraordinary action. At Coca-Cola, we’re utilizing innovative techniques and collaborating through world-class partnerships to ensure the sustainability of this precious shared resource.” Continue reading

Posted in Business, BusinessWire, CSR, Environment, Goods, Services & Product Design, Green Business, Green Facilities, Green Marketing, Green Supply Chain, Sustainability News, Sustainability Practices, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barrie, Ontario to Save Millions with Investment in Sensus Smart Grid for Water Technology

Sensus-LogoProjected windfall of $20 million over 20 years through wireless communications

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The City of Barrie, Ontario is saving $600,000 to $1 million annually since launching its smart grid for water project which involved installing theSensus FlexNet™ fixed-base wireless communications system and equipping all of its 42,000 residential water meters and 2,500 commercial and industrial water meters with radio transmitters.

“This program is about working smarter to conserve water, operate efficiently, and empower our customers to be accountable for their own water usage”

“Since the Ontario government mandated electric utilities to adopt smart meters, ideas about better approaches to water metering were also circulating,” said John Thompson, P.Eng., Director of Environmental Services for the City of Barrie. “An intensive effort by the City of Barrie concluded that the best solution to help the City reduce costs and improve the accuracy of billing for water/wastewater services was a fixed-base wireless meter reading system communicating through a dedicated radio frequency.” Continue reading

Posted in Business, BusinessWire, Environment, Green Business, Green Facilities, Health, Sustainability News, Sustainability Practices, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A University of North Carolina Dorm’s Green Overhaul to Save University $81k

Excitement grows as UNC Asheville’s solar hot water installation approaches

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The University of North Carolina – Asheville plans to cut annual hot water costs in Mills Residence Hall by 29% through the installation of a solar energy system from SolTherm. Compared to their previous energy source, the student dormitory is expected to save more than $81,000 over the life of the system.

“But the UNC – Asheville facility management team was determined in their sustainability efforts and as a UNCA Alumni, I am thrilled to see the project come to fruition.”

The dormitory, which uses an average of 6,000 gallons of hot water per day, was an ideal facility for a solar thermal water heating system. The system will consist of 64 collector panels which receive the sun’s energy and transfer it to heat the dormitory’s water supply. The water is stored in an insulated tank and is used throughout the day for laundry and showering, allowing hot water to be accessed even when the sun is not shining. Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Energy, Business, BusinessWire, CSR, Energy, Energy Management, Green Business, Green Facilities, Heating & Cooling, Solar, Sustainability News, Sustainability Practices, Water Usage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
Page 1 of 3123