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EPA celebrates affiliates that support cleaner freight.

April 26, 2016

As part of 2016 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge, EPA is honoring: American Trucking Associations, Environmental Defense Fund, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Penske Truck Leasing, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Specialty Graphic Industry Association, and Wisconsin Clean Cities. Affiliates have done outstanding work reaching out to inform and educate businesses, communities, truck drivers, and other stakeholders about steps they can take to reduce freight emissions. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, HVAC, Green & Clean

Chilled Beams maximize occupant comfort while reducing energy draw.

April 26, 2016

By transporting cooling and heating through water, active and passive York® chilled beams work together with chillers and air handlers to maximize occupant comfort while also reducing energy requirements for building heating/cooling. Shallowness allows for reduced slab-to-slab heights, and design also eliminates uncomfortable air motion from typical VAV systems. Utilization of water-side economizers reduces maintenance expense and increases opportunities for free-cooling. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Solar Lighting Systems utilize LED technology.

April 26, 2016

Solar LED Lighting (SLL) Series can be configured for various lighting applications – pathway, parking lot, street, and general security illumination – requiring 50–480 W of installed solar capacity. Comprised of modular, pole-mounted products, series offers smart controller options to support lighting requirements. Other features include solar and battery options, flexible LED driver, load control via clock/calendar capable controller, and option for cell connection for remote monitoring. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Paints & Coatings, Green & Clean

MBK Offers "Green" Tape Solutions Helping Heal Our Planet

April 25, 2016

MBK Tape Solutions Chatsworth, CA – MBK has always been on the forefront of exploring new PSA Pressure Sensitive Adhesive technology, in turn, offering more “green” tape solutions to their broad customer base. Emulsion based, hot melt and UV cured tapes do not omit VOC’s that typical solvent based tapes have in them during their curing/ drying process. The pure nature of how these tapes... Read More

Services, Green & Clean

Manufacturers praise Senate passage of energy efficiency bill.

April 22, 2016

U.S. Senate passed Energy Policy Modernization Act, which, if enacted into law, will increase adoption of energy-efficient technologies in homes, schools, commercial buildings, and federal facilities. Bill contains provisions that would catalyze improvements to infrastructure, including transmission, distribution, and energy storage systems. NEMA-backed amendment was agreed to that removes solid-state lighting drivers from DOE rule establishing efficiency standards for external power supplies. Read More

Services, Green & Clean

Hydraulic Institute Offers Free Webinar on new DOE rulemaking.

April 22, 2016

Hydraulic Institute's complimentary webinar, Overview of the U.S. DOE Energy Conservation Standard and Test Procedure for Pumps, will be held May 3rd at 1:00 pm EDT. This session, to be led by Jamie Watkins of Crane Pumps & Systems, will cover why said rule exists, explore what it means, as well as introduce attendees to test procedure and performance metrics, labeling requirements, certification reports, and compliance timeline. Read More

Services, Green & Clean

NIST aims to monitor CO2 emissions from sequestration sites.

April 22, 2016

NIST team members, collaborating with Harris Corporation and Atmospheric and Environmental Research, have taken first step in validating a technique that could permit effective monitoring of sequestration sites under real-world conditions, which ordinarily make it difficult to determine whether carbon dioxide is escaping storage. According to simulations, they could pinpoint gas leak from the ground to within 5 m, or 10 times more accurately than other approaches, regardless of wind conditions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

WEG Motors and Drives Play Key Role in Lille's New Wastewater Treatment Plant

April 20, 2016

Lille’s new facility comprises two separate treatment trains, one for wastewater and one for stormwater. Complying with EU standards is one of the key challenges that wastewater treatment plants face. For this reason, more and more water treatment facilities across Europe are investing in ambitious optimisation projects aimed at enhancing energy efficiency and productivity. One example of... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Green & Clean

New Environmentally Friendly Pressroom Automation Equipment

April 20, 2016

An increasing concern for the environment has prompted many companies to search for better options when it comes to manufacturing. They want cleaner, safer and more cost efficient replacements without sacrificing quality. Over the past several years Atlas Technologies, LLC in Fenton, MI has been focusing on just that. Hearing the demand for “greener” solutions from parts manufacturers, Atlas... Read More

Services, Green & Clean

Energy Department Announces Funds for solar energy data projects.

April 20, 2016

Energy Department announced near $4 million for projects aimed at increasing access to solar data. Four partners will help launch Orange Button™ initiative, which will increase solar market transparency and fair pricing by establishing data standards for industry. Awardees include kWh Analytics ($1,000,000), National Renewable Energy Laboratory ($400,000), Smart Grid Interoperability Panel ($615,426), and SunSpec Alliance ($1,638,765). Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining, Green & Clean

WEG Motors Drive Safe Jackup Operations in the North Sea

April 19, 2016

Reliability is key to ensuring the success of ‘jackup’ operations in the oil gas industry. With this in mind, leading provider of offshore drilling units Paragon Offshore turned to global drive technology manufacturer WEG to replace the electric motors driving its B391 jackup rig in the North Sea. WEG supplied Paragon with 58 highly reliable and energy efficient W22 motors to ensure a smooth... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Green & Clean

WEG's Technology is Applied to Generate Biomass-Based Electricity

April 19, 2016

PIASA Group partnered with WEG in the first private energy cogeneration process designed for sugar production in Mexico. WEG, a major supplier of global solutions in energy generation and distribution, electric motors and automation systems, recently provided an electrical solution for clean energy generation at the Tres Valles mill located in Mexico. This project enables WEG to begin... Read More

Services, Green & Clean

Manufacturers discuss product transparency and stewardship.

April 19, 2016

Consortium in green-building industry convened 15 manufacturers and industry representatives to hear their needs for enhancing product transparency and stewardship through effective product category rules, life cycle assessment reports, environmental product declarations, and next generation product transparency solutions, including Sustainable Minds Transparency Reports™. In addition to ASTM, Program Operator Consortium includes NSF International, ICC Evaluation Service, and Sustainable Minds. Read More

Services, Green & Clean

Congressman Peters honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 19, 2016

BIO announced its selection of Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) as Legislator of the Year for 2016. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, Representative Peters has distinguished himself as a leading champion for stable and predictable patent policies that enable robust life science innovation. As a strong advocate for the Navy’s use of advanced biofuels and Farm Bill energy programs, Representative Peters is also a leader in supporting growth in the 21st Century bio-based economy. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, HVAC, Green & Clean

Packaged Gas Scrubber removes >99% rail car vent emissions.

April 19, 2016

Able to handle single as well as multiple sources with large variations in venting rates with equal efficacy, ScrubPac™ VentClean™ System can remove over 99% of storage tank and rail car vent emissions caused by breathing and filling operations. Packaged scrubber system uses triple action scrubbing technology and comes in 4 sizes to handle gas capacities from 0–1,500 acfm. Operating configurations are available to use water on once through, reduced rate, or re-circulated basis. Read More

HVAC, Thermal & Heating Equipment, Green & Clean

Infrared Tankless Water Heater uses quartz elements.

April 19, 2016

Instead of using metallic coils that can corrode over time and cause deposits, SuperGreen Tankless Water Heater uses quartz heating elements and infrared light to produce instant hot water, and heats only when required. Thermo sensor, flow sensor attached to heating elements, and fuzzy logic allow system to draw only required power to maintain desired temperature. For safety, fuzzy logic monitors heater to ensure it is safe to use when switched on. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean

Bosch Introduces New Generation of Pure Steam Generators and Distillation Units to the Market

April 18, 2016

Optimized performance and energy efficiency

  • Focus on sustainability
  • Preheater reduces heating energy consumption by up to 30 percent
  • Modularization leads to shorter delivery times
Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a new generation of pure media systems with optimized performance and energy efficiency, including pure steam generators and... Read More

Services, Green & Clean

FAA Plays Major Role in new alternative jet fuel approval.

April 18, 2016

FAA aided in development, testing, and approval of new alternative, environmentally friendly, bio-based jet fuel, which will make air travel more environmentally sustainable as well as reduce air quality emissions. FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) partnership with industry was crucial in completing steps needed to support ASTM International approval of this new renewable fuel: Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (ATJ-SPK). Read More

Services, Green & Clean

Senator Donnelly honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 18, 2016

BIO announced its selection of Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) as Legislator of the Year for 2016. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, BIO thanks Senator Donnelly for his support of biotechnology in human and animal health, in food and agricultural production, and in generating renewable fuels and bio-based products. In particular, BIO thanks him for his efforts to find bipartisan federal solution to prevent state-by-state patchwork of bioengineered food labeling laws. Read More

Services, Green & Clean

NAM says Congress should act on ozone implementation relief.

April 18, 2016

According to statement issued by NAM Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg, manufacturers are encouraged to see House leaders pursue much-needed legislation to reduce the burdens and inflexibilities associated with the 2015 ozone standards. H.R. 4775 would ensure continued air quality improvements across the country, while better aligning the rule’s requirements with the realities of the economy, technology, and existing policies. Read More