Water and energy are closely intertwined: Conserving one inevitably conserves the other. Similar disciplines drive water and energy savings and help communities, businesses and households operate more sustainably.
Now that rooftop solar is more widespread we can establish a simplified “lowest common denominator” of solar installation standards that will apply to the vast majority of residential rooftop systems.
The current economic uncertainty, societal discontent and environmental inflection points coincide with the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Projects that improve wastewater treatment infrastructure can, increase efficiency, help the local environment, provide economic benefits, improve reliability of compliance and enhance community quality of life.
Every city can become smarter. Smart cities start with smart systems that work for the benefit of both residents and the environment. The cities that succeed in making the transition to ‘smart’ will be those that improve their critical systems by combining a bottom-up, systems-centric approach with a top-down, data-centric one.
If you want a successful EHS and carbon management program, the perspective is simple. To stay ahead you must look ahead… It’s about vision, not hindsight.
Industries as diverse as steel, biodiesel, manufacturing, food processing, trucking service industries, waste-water treatment and utility – all face a simple, common problem: oily water. Many facilities, however, are not equipped to effectively remove oil. Plant efficiency suffers. Even worse, profitability suffers.
What is the value of water? It turns out that the answer to that question is not straightforward. Water as a resource is highly complex and filled with contradictions. Water is abundant yet scarce; priceless yet 'free', life-sustaining yet if contaminated, life-threatening.
Whether making individual energy-efficient equipment investments or engaging in a ‘whole facility’ performance contracting arrangement, businesses need an awareness of which key areas of their infrastructure are most susceptible to, and have the greatest payback on, energy-efficiency initiatives.
The sustainability chasm white paper refers to the gap found between two distinct groups of organizations seeking to achieve their sustainability goals.
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