Environmental Footprint News

  • CH2M thought leaders to present at Battelle’s Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies

    Industry-leading technical experts from CH2M are chairing sessions and presenting 17 technical platforms and poster presentations on May 22-25 Industry-leading technical experts from CH2M are chairing sessions and presenting 17 technical platforms and poster presentations on bioremediation, green and sustainable remediation practices, system optimization and other critical topics at ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Tempo Hotel Bucharest signs an agreement with ALLCOT to measure its carbon footprint, reduce and offset its emissions

    Tempo Hotel Bucharest, an award-winning 3-star hotel located in the Bucharest city center, has signed an agreement with ALLCOT to measure, reduce and offset its annual carbon emissions. In 2015, Tempo Hotel Bucharest was responsible for generating 105tnsC02eq tCO2e (metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), mainly from heating and electricity consumption. Measuring its footprint, trying to ...


    By ALLCOT

  • How can a hotel turn sustainable and profitable at the same time?

    "Hotels can save up to 18% on costs in four years if they implement an emission reduction plan". This was one of the data explained by Ignacio Sojo, Commercial Director of Allcot, during the lecture he gave at International Tourism Fair FITUR 2017 in Madrid about the efficient management of the hotels carbon footprint. The lecture, entitled “Reducing the environmental impacts and ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Airport Operators Association Awards Lightsource Best Environmental Initiative!

    Our Crookedstone solar farm, which powers Belfast International Airport, scooped the award for Best Environmental Initiative at the Airport Operators Association awards last night. In order to win, Lightsource had to be nominated by Belfast International Airport into the AOA awards and both marketing teams worked closely together to produce the award entry. Judges were particularly impressed with ...

  • U.S. launches first offshore wind farm

    Twenty-five years behind its European counterparts, the U.S. has finally entered the offshore wind energy market after its first offshore wind farm began operations late last month. Using large steel platforms and offshore installation techniques borrowed from the oil and gas industry, the five-turbine, 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island will generate enough ...

  • Sustainability Knowledge Group supports UNDP and Lebanon’s Climate Initiatives

    Sustainability Knowledge Group announces its support to the Lebanon Climate Act initiative as knowledge partner for the implementation of a ‘Business Knowledge Platform’.  Aim of the platform is to enable businesses to design and implement activities for the reduction of their carbon footprint. This unique initiative is supported by the Ministry of Environment and ...

  • KOBELCO Highlights GWS Environmental Contractors, Inc.

    Residents and patients of the Homestead Rehabilitation and Homecare Center in rural Sussex County, NJ, enjoy 14-acres with magnificent country views, including two tranquil ponds, gardens and several buildings. Long a part of the county’s history, the 102-bed facility was recently in need of some grounds maintenance. One of the projects to be completed was the removal and remediation of an ...

  • SGS Awarded RIO 2016 Olympics with ISO 20121 Certification

    The Rio 2016 Olympics will leave a positive legacy of sustainability after two weeks of intense sports events, with its achievement of ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management certification. Following a thorough audit process conducted by SGS, work by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games in a sustainable manner was recognized with the award of ISO 20121 ...


    By SGS

  • Why Going Green is Good For Business

    When environmental issues first hit the headlines back in the late 1970s the concept of going green was alien to most businesses. Since then, the world has pulled together and created all kinds of initiatives and programs to help reduce carbon footprints and the amount of waste sent to landfill. Schemes range from a simple paper recycling bin in offices through to full scale carbon ...


    By QMS International Ltd

  • Dyneema®. The greenest strength™

    DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, produces the world’s strongest, highest-performing fiber. And it does so with the lowest possible carbon footprint. But the company isn’t stopping there.  DSM Dyneema has set corporate sustainability goals to further reduce carbon dioxide ...


    By DSM

  • Whirlpool investing in wind energy again

    Whirlpool Corporation has just announced another investment in wind energy, this time worth $13.5 million. The company will be using the energy to power its Marion and Ottawa plants located in Ohio, and the move will make it one of the largest Fortune-500 companies using on-site wind energy in the US. The Ottawa ...

  • Northern Ireland’s First Large-Scale Solar Farm Connected

    Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has developed and connected Northern Ireland’s first ever large-scale solar farm. This pioneering renewable energy project is also the first ground based solar power station to be completed on the island of Ireland. The 4.83 Megawatts peak (MWp) solar farm, at Crookedstone Road, in Antrim, Northern Ireland, ...

  • Dream in Green of Miami, Fla. awarded a nearly $30,000 Environmental Justice Small Grant

    An Environmental Justice Small Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been awarded to Dream in Green of Miami, Fla. for their project titled: Green Schools Challenge: Evidence-Based Practice. Dream in Green is one of 40 non-profit and tribal organizations selected for award of nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants for work to address environmental justice (EJ) issues ...

  • Procter & Gamble to Make Iconic Brands Including Tide and Dawn with Wind Power

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced today plans to meet its electricity demands by using 100 percent wind power to make iconic Fabric & Home Care brands, such as Tide and Dawn. This is possible thanks to a new partnership with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) which will see a new Texas based wind farm generate 370,000 MWh of electricity each year. The wind farm will be fully operational in ...

  • Leading businesses push boundaries of corporate responsibility into the supply chain

    Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched today at an event at the British Academy in Central London. The pathfinder companies – ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Latest Technology Invention from Tersus Environmental

    NutriBind™ is the latest technology innovation from Tersus Environmental in association with Ziltek Pty Ltd. Designed to address the challenges in soil and groundwater remediation, NutriBind™ is a powdered reagent that once applied delivers rapid contaminant concentration reduction (days) combined with accelerated bioremediation. When mixed with water, the ...


    By Tersus Environmental, LLC

  • ENER-G CHP reduces carbon footprint of Manchester`s historic town hall and library

    Two of Manchester's finest public buildings are generating  their own low carbon energy supply via ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) technology. As part of the  multi-million pound refurbishment of the grade two-star listed Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library, main contractor Laing O' Rourke worked with ...


    By ENER-G

  • DSM continues to invest in optimizing environmental footprint

    DSM, the global Life Sciences & Materials Sciences company, recently completed a five-year upgrade of its Engineering Plastics facility in Emmen, The Netherlands. The investment, which represents several million euro, includes a capture system that uses waste water from the production plant to reduce emissions to the air of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to almost zero. The DSM ...


    By DSM

  • Environmental Technology and Canada’s Oil Sands – New Call for Action

    Released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, a new expert panel report, Technological Prospects for Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Canadian Oil Sands, examines the potential for technology to mitigate the environmental footprint of oil sands development. Addressing the environmental impacts of the oil ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Recognizes Two El Paso Federal Facilities for Significant Energy Reductions and Cost Savings

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Drug Enforcement Administration’ El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) and the Armendariz US Courthouse for reducing their environmental impacts. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal ...

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