refrigerant management Articles

  • Achieving sustainability goals

    Achieving Sustainability Goals with the Help of Verisae Fresh & Easy is a $302 million US retail firm that committed itself to an ambitious climate change plan, outlined by its parent firm, Tesco. Founded in 2007, Fresh & Easy implemented a number of initiatives to make its stores and distribution centers the most energy and carbon efficient in the United States. ...


    By Verisae

  • Carbon footprint, corporate strategy

    Virgin Group includes nearly seventy companies across a diverse range of sectors from aviation to wine distribution, each facing different carbon management challenges. The companies range from small office based organisations with a few employees to large multinationals with thousands of employees. Greenstone was commissioned by Virgin Group to undertake a carbon mapping exercise to identify ...


    By Greenstone

  • REWE Green Building World`s First Supermarket to Receive Gold DGNB Certificate - Pilot project in Berlin saves almost 50 per cent of energy

    When REWE Group opens its first Green Building in Germany tomorrow (5 November) it will set a national and international standard for sustainable building and operation of retail real estate.The REWE store in Berlin-Rudow, measuring 1,830 square metres (sales area), was the first supermarket in the world to be awarded a gold label by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen- DGNB (German ...


  • Chlorinated solvents: methylene chloride and TCE

    Introduction This paper presents the results of a scaled and phased approach to source remediation of high concentrations of recalcitrant chlorinated solvent compounds via soil vapor extraction (SVE) and vapor treatment at a Site in Southern California. Phase I began with refrigerated condensation (C3) in order to achieve high mass removal rates to reduce lifecycle costs and time ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Dealing with white goods

    The Hemlock Knoll Sanitary Landfill, operated by the South West Solid Waste Commission (SWSWC), is the waste management facility for the South Western portion of New Brunswick. This facility, which opened in the fall of 1997, serves approximately 14,000 households. In the past, when the area was serviced by twenty-two old style dumps, the disposal method for most household trash was fairly ...

  • Case study - net zero energy & LEED

    Anna Maria Historic Green Village (HGV) is a unique, sustainable commercial development in Anna Maria, Florida.  The village is comprised of five buildings.  Four of the five are renovated historic buildings and one is new construction.  The campus is a mix of retail spaces, office and residential units.  One of the HGV developer’s goals is for the entire campus to ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Solutions - Covering analytical methods and practices

    A smarter way to take a temperature A Northern California lab automates data- gathering and hands the tracking responsibility over to a computer François Rodigari and Kenneth E. Osborn One of many things that environmental laboratories must do is to track and document the temperatures of the laboratory's incubators and refrigerators. This means that the thermometers used to ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • FMI carbon calculator (case study)

    Executive Summary Given the heightened priority of corporate sustainability, Verisae is positioned well to enable organizations to establish a carbon footprint baseline, outline energy management options, and provide a comprehensive corporate sustainability action plans. Verisae delivered information the FMI Sustainability Task Force valuable carbon baseline information and “what-if ...


    By Verisae

  • Ammonia Emergency Plan Calls on Packed Tower to Scrub Released Chemicals,

    A few years ago Union Camp turned a corner.  Management decided that advance planning would take the place of reacting after the fact to an emergency or regulatory agency demands.  At Union Camp’s Dover, OH. facility, byproducts of the paper industry are converted into usable specialty chemicals for cosmetics, adhesives and other industries. Crystallization is a process used intensively ...


  • The US Clean Air Act: Improving air quality and tracking greenhouse gas emissions?

    The US Clean Air Act is a federal law designed to reduce air pollution in order to improve the nation’s overall air quality. The intent of the federal law is to identify and reduce harmful substances that weaken the stratospheric ozone layer and continue to contribute to global climate change.Many of these pollutants, refrigerant gases, or Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) can be found within companies, ...


    By Verisae

  • Benefits of the CFC Phaseout

    Benefits of the CFC Phaseout The CFC phaseout is already producing benefits for the environment, businesses, and individuals. This fact sheet explains some of these benefits. Several case studies of successful conversions to alternatives are listed also. Protection of the Ozone LayerThe chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) production phaseout is an important turning point in ...

  • Building a GHG emissions calculation tool case study

    Challenge: A multinational manufacturer requested assistance from Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy to calculate GHG emissions from its more than 60 worldwide facilities, including locations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The manufacturer planned to publish its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) oriented sustainability report, and requested support in ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How The Climate Registry will impact your organization

    The question most often asked by organizations trying to figure out carbon emissions reporting is related to The Climate Registry. Explained here are further details about the registry and why your organization should care about it.The Climate Registry was published in draft form as early as May, 2007. It documents and outlines the requirements for carbon (CO2) emissions reporting. Businesses of ...


    By Verisae

  • Helping Laurel Asphalt to Fight Foul Odors and Be Good Neighbors

    One of the unavoidable byproducts of the asphalt production process is a mixture of volatile hydrocarbons, mercaptans, hydrogen sulfide, and heat, which may cause a unique mixture of foul odors. When this happens, many asphalt producers have to contend with neighboring residents – often homes and businesses – that bring their odor complaints to both the media and local town-hall ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • How do you incorporate considerations surrounding carbon emissions into your ‘green’ ICT Strategy?”

    There are increasing drivers on business to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Regulation and taxation will increasingly apply direct costs on organisations based on their carbon emissions, while customers are increasingly factoring in considerations surrounding sustainability performance and carbon emissions into the supplier selection process. Responsibility in reducing carbon ...


    By Greenstone

  • Benchmarking: How does your building stack up?

    Energy benchmarking can help you better understand your commercial property’s energy use and monitor performance over time. It allows for comparisons among similar building types and helps identify which ones could operate more efficiently. The Environmental Protection Agency and its ENERGY STAR® Program offers a free online tool called Portfolio Manager that allows users to track and ...

  • Full-scale SVE system operates in tandem with groundwater treatment

    Since 1993, SVE has been implemented using two designs at the TP Industrial, Inc. (TPI) site in Gardena, CA, to treat soil contaminated with chlorinated solvents. The SVE system was modified in 1997 to improve emissions control efficiency by using carbon adsorption units that treat effluent from an air-stripping system for treating site ground water. By the end of 2007, SVE had removed a ...

  • Gas Detection and Monitoring Systems

    In greenhouse applications, the accurate measurement of a number of environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide concentration, temperature, light intensity, water, humidity, pH and nutrient levels using sophisticated sensors is used to create a controlled environment for optimising plant growth rates while minimising energy usage. Carbon dioxide concentration is also one of the best ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Are you wasting the cashback potential of energy audits?

    If  the government offered your business £20 cashback on every £100 you spent on energy, you would probably head for the front of the queue.  Yet that's exactly the sort of money saving opportunity an energy audit can deliver. The Carbon Trust's analysis of a sample of recent ESOS energy savings opportunities ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Case Study: Singapore Airlines

    Ellis was contacted after a client had several complaints from employees related to air quality. Ellis conducted exposure monitoring for CO2 and CO, and also took measurements of temperature and relative humidity. Results of the study showed CO2 and CO to be well under the PEL (Permissible Exposure Level) for those two gases. However, elevated temperatures occurring later in the day appears to ...

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