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Federal-Mogul Wins Environmental Award for QuietShield Material

posted May 26, 2009
Accepting the Environmental Achievement Award for Federal-Mogul are Senior VP of Vehicle Safety & Protection Ramzi Hermiz (far left) and Director of Sales, Americas for Systems Protection Chris Foy (center front). (courtesy of PRnews/Federal-Mogul)Federal-Mogul Corp. received from the Environmental Management Association (EMA) its 2008 Environmental Achievement Award for QuietShield GRN, a product made from recycled material that is processed into a sound-deadening padding to reduce noise in an automobile's cabin.Read more

Bosch Rexroth Podcast Shows Links Lean and Sustainability

posted May 26, 2009
A new podcast from Bosch Rexroth offers advice on how basic lean principles can be used to help achieve sustainable manufacturing goals. The podcast features lean expert Jamie Flinchbaugh, founder of the Lean Learning Center and author of the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean.Read more

Oakleaf Helps Businesses Convert to Zero Landfill Waste

posted May 19, 2009
Oakleaf, a leading provider of waste recycling services, has announced the formation of the Zero Waste Team, an organization focused on creating national strategies to help industries build workable zero waste-to-landfill solutions. Led by Stephen Caruso, Senior Vice President of Vendor Relations and Procurement at Oakleaf, the Zero Waste Team will work with individual businesses to create a solution that is right for their company and their industry.Read more

NEMA Environmental Design Initiative Introduced in Congress

posted May 18, 2009
Federal legislation establishing uniform federal standards on the amount of hazardous substances in certain electrical products was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 14, 2009. The Environmental Design for Electrical Equipment Act of 2009 (“EDEE Act”) is sponsored by Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX), a physician who serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.Read more

Glatfelter Launches Sustainability Website

posted May 18, 2009
Glatfelter's website focuses on sustainability in the paper supply chain.Glatfelter, a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered products, is launching a new section of its website dedicated to the topic of sustainability. Drawing on Glatfelter's more than 145 years in the paper-making industry, the new sustainability area highlights the company’s efforts to conserve resources, prevent waste and foster environmental, economic and social sustainability for the benefit of future generations.Read more

Certified Steel and Nexus Properties to Build 1.2-Megawatt Solar Power System

posted May 04, 2009
Certified Steel, Nexus Properties and SunPower Corp. today announced an agreement to build a 1.2-megawatt SunPower solar power system at the Certified Steel Company facility in Hamilton, N.J. The system, which is expected to be complete in July, will be the largest installation financed by PSE&G's solar loan program to date. It is expected to generate the equivalent of nearly 100 percent of the power required by the 330,000-square-foot full line steel service center.Read more

Casella VOC Pro Monitors Volatile Organic Compounds

posted May 03, 2009
Casella VOC Pro monitors volatile organic compoundsVolatile organic compounds or "VOCs" are emitted into the air we breathe from products such as carpets, paint, glues and copiers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, VOCs contain a variety of harmful chemicals that can cause health problems ranging from headaches and eye irritation to cancer and liver damage. To help detect dangerous levels of VOCs indoors or outdoors, Casella USA has introduced its VOC Pro battery-powered, portable VOC monitor. Read more

Cement Industry Honors Leaders in Environmental Improvement

posted May 03, 2009
Six cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the Eighth Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine at PCA's Spring Meeting in Chicago, April 28, 2009.Read more

PLS Logistics joins EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

posted May 03, 2009
PLS Logistics Services announces that it has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
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Siemens Building Technologies Commitment to Sustainability

posted May 03, 2009
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. has been applying to its own business operations the energy efficiency and green building sustainability practices that it offers its customers. In the summer of 2007, the Siemens Building Technologies Internal Sustainability Committee was created to make sustainability part of the strategic mission of the entire organization. Representatives from executive, marketing, product design, procurement, manufacturing, facilities and human resources began to examine all aspects of Siemens Building Technologies' operations to understand first what measures might be taken immediately to promote sustainability, and then look at longer term possibilities to ensure that the company's commitment remained relevant and delivered value to the organization, its people, customers and the community going forward.Read more