The primary features of the Navy’s first LEED certified brig are the utilization of sustainable building materials and LEED compliant disposal and reutilization of construction materials; Vegetative Roof; Geothermal Climate Control System; energy recovery wheels; natural lighting; a Gray Water Recycling Plant; ground water collection ponds run-off water reclamation swales; eco friendly landscaping; and a Green Housekeeping Plan.
Since our incorporation in 2011 GreenPrisons has relied on the informal advice from a variety of experts in our effort to provide both practitioners and companies the best information possible regarding sustainable applications in corrections. As GreenPrisons is seen by more and more people as the “go to “resource on correctional sustainability we have begun to formalize our advisor cadre.
Alice Dasek, a Policy Advisor for the US Department of Energy, presented a multitude of resources available within the scope of sustainable building practices associated with the green initiative. Resources addressed in her presentation included information and assistance around assessing building energy performance, examples of correctional projects that have achieved significant energy savings.......
Posted by The Huffington Post on 10/6/11 08:19 PM ET The average 'Walmart mom' may not necessarily care about a reduction in waste or greenhouse gas emissions achieved by removing the dimple from the bottom of a wine bottle, said Brooke Buchanan, the multinational retailer's director of communications for sustainability. "But if we can translate that into cost savings, the message is heard loud and clear."
Integrated Veteran’s Services (IVS) joins GreenPrisons as a promoter of sustainable technology in corrections. IVS brings new technology to an old (and expensive) challenge in corrections; the cost effective elimination of food from the solid waste chain
The American Jail Association (AJA) held their 34th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in April in Charlotte, NC, and GreenPrisons was there for the first time. This was also the first conference that AJA has dedicated a special area in the exhibit hall exclusively for companies that provide sustainable products and services to the corrections profession.
The Winter Conference for ACA is just around the corner and hopefully you will be joining GreenPrisons in San Antonio. Once again GreenPrisons will be at the head of the Green Aisle in booth 611. We encourage you to visit with 20 of the most knowledgeable companies serving corrections’ sustainable needs
In 2015 Insight Garden Program has been planting seeds of change from California to New York! With your support, we can continue our national expansion in 2016! In collaboration with Indiana's Department of Correction, IGP recently visited Indiana State Prison and Logansport Juvenile Facility to begin planning for program implementation there! To learn more about the Insight Garden Program click on article.
Check out this short video to learn more about Solar America’s new technology to use ultra violet collection to make heat, even on a cloudy day! This technology can save up to 50% on space heating and hot water costs. The folks at Solar America have CORRECTIONAL experience and will work with correctional industries for assembly and maintenance of the new panels. Click here to watch the video.
GreenPrisons joins the more than 20 exhibitors of sustainable products, services and technologies on the Green Aisle at the Winter Conference of the American Correctional Association in San Antonio, January 20-25, 2017. Just as in previous conferences the Green Aisle gives participants from around the country the opportunity to meet with company representatives familiar with the correctional environment and ask questions about the cost savings available...
Building on the success of their initial effort last year in Charlotte, the American Jail Association (AJA) more than doubled the number of exhibitors on this year’s ECO Aisle in Austin at their annual training conference. Exhibitors of diverse sustainable products, technology and services took advantage of this annual gathering of correctional professionals to demonstrate the advantages of their particular brand to the thousands of participants who walked the spacious exhibit hall
GreenPrisons Founder and CEO joined ACA President Mary Livers in cutting the cake to celebrate the establishment of ACA’s Clean and Green Committee as a permanent, standing committee with a new name. The Committee will now be known as the Sustainability-Oriented and Environmentally Responsible Practices Committee.
From its iconic Green Aisle to more than seven workshops on sustainable topics this summer’s 147th Annual Congress of Corrections promises to offer something for anyone interested in the topic. Be sure and include a cruise down the Green Aisle during this summer’s conference. With eighteen companies whose focus is on all things sustainable
The sun was shining, there was a cool breeze, and even better; the weather forecast was calling for in excess of six inches of rain the following day. This would be perfect for the project taking place at Shelby County Detention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. I could hardly contain my excitement as I was about to witness my first institution project as a member of the GreenPrisons team!