Magnaray International, a leading manufacturer of luminaries and related lighting products, has announced the publication of a new Outdoor Lighting Checklist. The two page brochure was developed to assist in the selection and specification of high-technology lighting systems that are designed to take into account energy use, distribution of light, maintenance, and other factors.
A boiler upgrade by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has been honored by the Southern California Gas Company for reducing national gas use more than any other government project in the state in 2011.
The boiler retrofit completed at CCI at Tehachapi was precented with the Government Award on March 29 at the utilities Business Expo Awards in Pomona. The annual event recognizes public and private organizations that achieved the greatest success in energy-efficient projects. Renovations to the boiler system, which provides hot water to about one quarter of the 1,650 acre complex, resulted in water being heated more efficiently and a reduction in natural gas consumption by 345,322 therm, equal to slightly more than the natural gas consumed annually by 10,000 average California households.
Read the full article on Tehachapi News: http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/local/x1088758748/CCI-project-honored-for-energy-savings
PortionPac won the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for Continuous Improvement recently. PortionPac was recognized for its work to become carbon balanced through offset purchases, public transit incentives, and converting vehicles to hybrid and clean diesel fuels. Click here to learn more about the award and PortionPac's accomplishments.
Continuing a commitment to lead by example, the White House released Federal Agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans on September 9, 2010, which work to achieve the environmental, economic and energy goals called for in the Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance (Executive Order 13514) signed by President Obama on October 5, 2009. This is the first time agencies have developed and submitted Sustainability Plans.
Under the Executive Order, Federal agencies were asked to develop, implement and annually update a plan that prioritizes actions based on a positive return on investment for the American taxpayer and to meet energy, water, and waste reduction targets.
GreenGov - With more than 1.8 million civilian employees, 500,000 buildings, and $500 billion in annual purchasing power, the Federal Government has an obligation to lead by example when it comes to its environmental, energy and economic performance. Demonstrating a commitment to this principle, President Obama signed an Executive Order on Federal sustainability in October 2009 that directed Federal Agencies to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, meet a number of energy, water, and waste reduction targets, and leverage Federal purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies.
The BioPreferredSM program aims to increase the purchase and use of renewable, environmentally friendly bio-based products while providing "green" jobs and new markets for farmers, manufacturers, and vendors. The BioPreferred program offers three major benefits: Climate Change Impact Reduction, Energy/Environmental Security, and Economic Development.
Visit the BioPreferred Catalog for a listing of bio-based products.
Rainwater Catchment: Managing a Sustainable Resource - presentation given at the 2011 National Symposium on Sustainable Corrections by Bob Boulware of Design-Aire Engineering, Inc