ENERGY STAR Webinar Video now Available

Improving plant energy performance with ENERGY STAR

The Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) hosted an ENERGY STAR Webinar on April 23, 2015. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video on ESRC’s website. Walt Tunnessen, National Program Manager of the ENERGY STAR Industrial program, was the webinar presenter.

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Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants

EPA Announces 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 10 that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725

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MESS (Kentucky) looks toward sustainability fee

The Murray Environmental Student Society is working to implement a $1 to $15 green fee that will be added on to student tuition and will help fund future sustainable projects on campus, but the fee will only come to fruition if there is adequate student support.

While there is no definite timeline yet, Caleb Johnson,

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EPA and TDEC Recognize Tennessee Water and Wastewater Utilities for Saving Energy

ATLANTA, October 11, 2012 – At a ceremony today in Nashville, EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officials recognized seven drinking water and wastewater utilities throughout Tennessee for their efforts to reduce energy demand at their facilities. Improvements already made at four of the utilities are saving 3,300,000 kilowatt hours (kWh),

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UofL earns award, top ranking for green efforts

The University of Louisville is gaining national recognition for its efforts to save energy, reduce carbon emissions and use sustainable practices.

UofL has won a Sterling Planet Award and 200 megawatt-hours of renewable energy credits for saving energy last spring through a contest called Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) and also is on a Sierra Club

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Cardinals ‘Go Green’ at the White House

KMOV.com, July 19, 2012 — WASHINGTON D.C.—The St. Louis Cardinals are part of a new initiative in adopting more sustainable business practices in the sports industry. Vice president of stadium operations Joe Abernathy, who leads the Cardinals’ 4A Greener game environmental sustainability efforts, participated in the “Sports and Sustainability” discussion at the White House on

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Southwest Florida firms learn sustainable strategies

Tree-hugging or recycling doesn’t make a business or a nonprofit organization sustainable: It’s more of a juggling act, in which people, the planet and processes all play roles.

And, don’t wait to figure it all out before starting on a path to greater sustainability: “Those who are proactive reign supreme,” said Betsy Allen. She’s a

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Lineage Logistics Reduces Lighting Energy Use by 85 Percent Utilizing LED-Based Intelligent Lighting System

RICHMOND, VA and SALEM, MA, Jun 12, — Lineage Logistics and Groom Energy Solutions today announced the completion of their initial LED lighting upgrade project at the Lineage cold storage facility in Richmond, VA. As a part of Lineage’s overall sustainability efforts, the project reduces the energy consumed by the facility’s lighting systems 85 percent,

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New Pennsylvania Program Will Help Schools Save Money and Energy

HARRISBURG, May 31— The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the start of a free program to help schools in 15 South-central Pennsylvania counties better manage their energy and water usage and costs while preventing pollution.

“This innovative program gives schools the tools to implement resource conservation strategies that save energy, reduce pollution and measure

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Four Urban Sustainability Projects You May Not Know About (Yet) - Philadelphia

Referencing a recently-published article concerning four urban sustainability initiatives that are lesser known across the globe. By Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice.

The featured cities might serve as inspiration to all municipalities worldwide. Any city, quite literally, has the potential to undertake an environmental sustainability makeover, and accomplish that mission in eye-opening

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