EHS for Offices Articles

  • ComEd Energy Efficiency Program - Case Study

    311 South Wacker Drive Project Summary The illuminated crown at the top of 311 South Wacker is prominently featured in the Chicago night skyline. The 1.3 million square-foot Class A commercial office building was built in 1990 and acquired by Zeller Realty Group in 2014.The new owner significantly upgraded the infrastructure and amenities to provide an ...


    By Cypress Envirosystems

  • How new technologies are shrinking wastewater’s hefty carbon footprint

    Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. A 2013 study by the Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation reported that they consumed about 30 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, or about 0.8 percent of the total electricity used in the United States. Wastewater treatment’s high energy footprint is ironic because the organic matter in wastewater contains ...


    By Ensia

  • The Benefits of Biological Treatment for Drinking Water

    The biological treatment of drinking water is undertaken using both organic and inorganic contaminants, and can be used to treat groundwater and surface water. These contaminants, contrary to what the name implies, are applied to strip away the factors that make the water unsafe for drinking until it is potable—meaning drinkable. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of ...

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • 10 Energy Hacks to Save Your Office Money This Winter

    Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a “limited understanding” of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey ...


    By DEXMA

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Energy Efficiency Data Insights: How Efficient Is My Building?

    A few months ago, DEXMA launched Energy Grader, a free tool that enables you to assess your energy efficiency data to discover potential savings, anywhere and at any time, for free. Energy Grader is a free energy efficiency calculator that shows you how much money you can save on energy and what it means for your company’s ...


    By DEXMA

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • NREL Report Shows U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Costs Continuing to Fall in 2016

    NREL U.S. PV system cost benchmarks, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2016 The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated benchmarks from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Driving the cost ...

  • District heating points way forward for energy prepayment revolution

    Ofgem, which has called energy prepayment the option of 'last resort', has announced a price cap for customers until the roll-out of smart meters in 2020. But smart metering is already being widely used in the district heating sector, where it is revolutionising prepayment and reducing energy bills. Customer friendly smart meters are fast making prepayment the first choice option for thousands of ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Streamwire introduces caretaker solution with great results - Case Study

    Streamwires client is one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, delivering integrated consulting, project delivery, and operations and maintenance services to major blue-chip customers in targeted market sectors. Innovation is at the heart of the business and enables them to provide the solutions demanded by customers. The Project The client is currently ...


    By Taiga Innovations

  • Things You Should Know about Your Reusable Water Bottle

    Reusable water bottles are everywhere; on office desks, in gym bags, and in kids’ backpacks. And while it’s inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and incredibly convenient to stop by any tap or fountain for a quick refill, there are a few things to remember about these reusable bottles. Actually, there are a few things to remember about microorganisms: many of them love warmth, ...

  • Waste Prevention and Recycling at your Office

    When it comes to preserving resources, avoiding pollution and saving money, reducing waste outshines recycling. In this game, businesses and organizations of all sizes can truly do well by doing the right thing.Successfully adopted by many businesses, waste reduction is a smart approach to saving money and natural resources. Every little thing adds when it comes to business.Business ...

  • Open Teleconference Of The State Energy Advisory Board Announced

    On June 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an open teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) in the Federal Register. STEAB advises DOE and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on the operation of its energy efficiency programs, renewable energy programs, and grant programs for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Premier Oil Offices - Case Study

    flex7 modular lighting connection and control products were used in phase two of a prestigious business park near Aberdeen. Prime Four Business Park is an ultra high-spec development of offices, communal areas and leisure facilities. flex7 products were installed in the 70,000 square foot, state-of-the-art office of Premier Oil. Daylight Dimming Control flex7 ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do?

    In the wake of the Flint, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis. People in developed countries turn on the tap and safe drinking water flows, a dramatic health benefit they tend to take for granted. That complacency was dramatically disrupted last year when children in Flint, Michigan, started testing positive for lead poisoning and the ...


    By Ensia

  • Renewable energy: an uncomfortable position

    I have been looking at how the UK is doing against its EU renewable energy targets. These set us a target of having 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020. The government would have us believe that all is well. It’s most recent ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • TELUS and Green Standards Partner to Responsibly Decommission Office Spaces Across Canada

    Green Standards and TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications provider, have worked together since 2012 to decommission office spaces across the country, including spaces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The Objective: As part of an ongoing strategy to reduce the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • American Petroleum Institute On The Future Of American Energy And The RFS

    On January 5, 2016, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its annual State of American Energy 2016 report while emphasizing a need to either amend or repeal EPA’s RFS and a need to promote energy infrastructure ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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