Environmental Footprint News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Columbia, Md. Now 100 Percent Renewable With Latest Solar Farm From SunEdison

    SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE), the largest global renewable energy development company, in partnership with BITHENERGY, a leading solar developer, today announced that Columbia, Md. is now offsetting 100 percent of its energy use from renewable sources. Columbia now sources 75 percent of its energy from wind renewable energy credits, and 25 percent from a newly ...


    By SunEdison

  • 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

  • EPA honors Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as Federal Green Challenge winner

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Regional Overall Achievement award as part of its efforts to encourage federal departments to reduce their environmental footprints through sustainable practices. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, located on Hawai‘i Island is one of the most ...

  • NRDC President: “Stamp out our carbon footprint - in our lifetime”

    - In an assertive bid to put the brakes on the fossil fuel pollution driving global climate change, NRDC President Frances Beinecke has called for the United States to stamp out its carbon footprint -- to become carbon-neutral -- in our lifetime. A veteran of four decades on the front lines of environmental advocacy, Beinecke issues the call to action and lays out a visionary plan to achieve the ...

  • Take Climate Action during State Fair of Texas; Is your environmental footprint bigger than Big Tex?

    Environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility. During this year’s Texas State Fair in Dallas you can be an environmental partner making good choices for the environment. Here are a few tips from EPA to take action and reduce carbon pollution. Turn off electronics U.S. households spend $100 per year to power devices not in use. As you head off to the State Fair ...

  • Energy Department Officially Dedicates New National Security Campus in Kansas City

    Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was joined by the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, United States Air Force (Ret), U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II and Vicky Hartzler, and other local officials today to officially dedicate the new National Security Campus in Kansas City. As the manufacturer of non-nuclear components for the U.S. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Kellogg’s Requiring Farmers to Publish Carbon Footprint and Emissions Goals

    Cereal giant Kellogg’s will soon put pressure on its supply chain, including farmers, to reduce their emissions. Suppliers will be required to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive. The company, which controls huge household name brands from Cornflakes to Pringles, unveiled its sustainability report featuring new goals for 2020 to expand ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Clean Footprint Executive Meets with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

    Recently, the Founder of Clean Footprint, John Porter, met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy. The Administrator traveled to Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando to discuss energy initiatives prior to the Clean Energy Plan announced yesterday. During her visit she participated in a classroom experiment to test air pollution, met with students ...


    By Clean Footprint

  • GSA Reduces Environmental Footprint by Reducing Water Usage

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring the General Services Administration (GSA) U.S. Custom House Building in New Orleans, for saving money, improving lives and protecting the planet by participating in the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). GSA and its tenants reduced their usage of potable water from 2,699,100 gallons in 2012 to 1,376,000 gallons in 2013, resulting in a ...

  • Eaton Introduces ESS Plus with New Harmonic Reduction System Designed to Enhance UPS Efficiency and Reliability

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its Energy Saver System (ESS) Plus technology in the Americas, featuring a new Harmonic Reduction System engineered to detect and automatically correct harmonic currents before they affect valuable data center hardware and business continuity. As part of Eaton’s Energy Advantage Architecture™ system, the innovative ESS Plus ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Workshop: Environmental Footprint of Products and Organisations

    In 2013 the European Commission has launched two Environmental Footprint Guides for Products and Organisations and started pilots for the development of PEFCRs and OEFSRs. The goal of the initiative is to establish a common methodological approach to enable Member States and the private sector to assess, display and benchmark the environmental performance of products, services and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Workshop: Environmental Footprint of Products and Organisations

    Policy Context, Content and Preparation of Corporations for the Environmental Foot Printing initiative of the European Commission. In 2013 the European Commission has launched two Environmental Footprint Guides for Products and Organisations and started pilots for the development of PEFCRs and OEFSRs. The goal of the initiative is to establish a common methodological approach to enable ...


    By thinkstep

  • A vegetarian diet can help reduce water consumption across Europe

    Different European regions have very different diets and environmental conditions, meaning their water consumption varies widely. Despite this, switching to vegetarian diets in keeping with regional variation would substantially reduce water consumption in all areas, a new study concludes. Where people choose to eat meat, adopting a healthy diet low in oils and sugar will also reduce water ...

  • Chemical footprint in development

    A measure of chemical footprint is being developed by researchers to assess the environmental impacts of the toxic chemicals released by the production and consumption of goods. The methodology, based on life cycle and risk assessment, is also designed to be linked to the resilience of ecosystems to chemical exposure. Environmental footprints, from carbon emissions to water use, are increasingly ...

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