water-use reduction News

  • Trane Introduces New Range of Sintesis™ Air-Cooled Chillers for Significant Reduction of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers building owners additional choices for meeting their energy efficiency, comfort and process cooling needs with the introduction of Sintesis™ eXcellent in Europe. Trane eXcellent is a new model range within the Sintesis family of air-cooled chillers and part of the ...

  • Equitable and efficient use of water resources is key to sustainable population growth

    Population growth of any country is ultimately dependent on that country’s access to freshwater resources, which also determines its capacity to produce food. A new study shows that population growth is expected to decline in countries with low water resources, as water-rich countries reduce food exports in order to feed their own growing populations. The world’s population is growing ...

  • First stage of carbon reduction scheme begins

    UK waste management companies and local authorities will have to register their electricity consumption with the Environment Agency (EA) under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme which begins tomorrow (1 April). Waste management firms Sita, Shanks and Veolia Environmental Services are among around 23 waste and water companies which will be obligated to reduce their carbon ...

  • Xylem study shows 65 percent reduction in energy use through more efficient wastewater treatment plant aeration system

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has released the results of a full-scale study showing a 65 percent reduction in energy consumption at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Sweden when more efficient equipment and improved systems were incorporated. The results of the study indicate a four-year ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Do voluntary waste reduction policies work?

    The success of voluntary waste reduction policies is difficult to measure. However, a new statistical approach has been developed to evaluate such schemes. The method could be useful in making more accurate assessments of progress in waste reduction and in helping to shape future waste management policy. Voluntary waste reduction schemes are in operation across several European countries. Often, ...

  • Tourism key to conservation-poverty reduction link

    Conserving wildlife reduces poverty in nearby areas according to evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica and Thailand — but how it does that has puzzled scientists. Now a study has shed some light on the matter. It looked at Costa Rican communities whose welfare rose after protected areas were set up ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • Long term reductions in airborne heavy metals

    Since many heavy metals, including lead and iron, can be harmful to human health at high concentrations, their atmospheric levels are monitored. The UK Heavy Metals Monitoring Network has been monitoring ambient metals for 25 years, and during that time there has been a steady reduction in the levels of most metals in the air - with a few important exceptions. Airborne metals are produced by the ...

  • Energy reduction activities sweep across Europe

    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s offices in Europe have compiled a summary of energy reduction activities in progress. In Germany, the government intends to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent of Germany’s emissions in 1990. Within recent years, the country has managed to eliminate 17 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions by modernising and restructuring industrial sectors and high-emission ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Welsh NHS to examine further carbon reductions

    The Welsh NHS has promised to assess its carbon footprint with a “major exercise” designed to improve the service’s sustainability. The exercise is aimed at identifying the main sources of carbon emissions, as well as areas in which the service’s carbon footprint can be reduced. The Welsh NHS has already had some success in using waste management projects to reduce its carbon footprint. Current ...

  • No let-up for holidays in hazard reduction at Dounreay

    There was no let-up during Christmas and New Year in the drive to rid Dounreay of two of its most hazardous legacies. Teams worked around the clock during the holidays to treat more of the toxic liquors left over from the site’s research programme. They kept two of the site’s most important clean-up plants running 24 hours a day throughout Christmas and New Year. At the Dounreay Fast Reactor, ...

  • CARBOTRAF – Black Carbon reduction by traffic management

    CARBOTRAF is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Lasting for three years, the project will study the relationship between traffic flow, Black Carbon (BC) emissions and carbon dioxide in urban environments. The project aims to create a method, system and tools for adaptively influencing traffic flow in real-time to reduce CO2 and BC emissions caused by road transport ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Ministers must move on waste mountain reduction

    Defra’s Waste Strategy has left England’s waste mountain with no clear targets for its reduction, and leaves 90% of waste without specific recycling targets. Government knowledge of commercial and industrial recycling rates is patchy and outdated. Instead, Defra’s Waste Strategy concentrates its efforts on achieving improved recycling rates in the domestic sector which accounts for only 10% of ...


    By UK Parliament

  • ABB emissions reductions beat expectations in Switzerland

    When Switzerland agreed to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent in the two decades through 2010, ABB set out to meet the same goal in its local operations. Part five of our series on saving energy in our own facilities shows that the actual savings achieved have been more than five times bigger. ABB's CO2 emissions in Switzerland have been reduced by about 55 percent, or 10,000 tons per ...


    By ABB

  • Lean and green: 2011 plan for waste reduction

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year? About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills. One way to avoid garbage ending up in landfills is to reduce waste. Oftentimes, when visiting with a client in our sustainability ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Urban Reforestation for Ground-Level Ozone Reduction

    A new study – “Reforestation as a Novel Abatement and Compliance Measure for Ground-Level Ozone” – by The Nature Conservancy, University of Florida, ENVDAT Consulting and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA proposing to formally review methods used to protect waters from degradation

    The Environmental Protection Agency is considering requiring states and tribes to obtain agency approval for the methods they use to protect water quality from being degraded through development or other activity that could lead to discharges of pollutants. The provision on formal approval of anti-degradation methods is part of a wide-ranging proposal to clarify regulations governing state and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • A drop reduced, a drop saved: Pepsico among US water efficiency leaders

    Water efficiency is critical to the growing US economy and quality of life. Water Efficiency Leaders are being recognized for their contributions in reducing, reusing and recycling water through leadership, innovation and water saved. 'Water is America's greatest liquid asset,” said Benjamin H. Grumbles, EPA’s assistant administrator for water. “EPA commends these water champions for saving water ...

  • Tri-Tech Holding to Showcase High-Tech Emergency Water and Water Monitoring Technology at Beijing International Disaster Reduction and Emergency Technology & Equipment Expo

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc.(Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that the company will attend the 2nd Beijing International Disaster ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • UNSG Message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued the following message to mark this year's observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, celebrated on 13 octrober and this year dedicated to the power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge. "In March ...

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