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Grassroots Methane Capture

March 3rd, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

Understanding the basics about methane capture can provide us all with a great resource for our energy arsenal. Start with [&hellip

World e-Waste Map Released

December 16th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

E-waste and managing its disposal in a safe way is a worldwide problem that won’t go away, especially as population [&hellip

IKEA to More Than Double Size of Colorado’s Largest Single-Use Rooftop Commercial Array

June 19th, 2013 | by pressroom

Installation of panels on the roof’s remaining space can begin in July, with completion expected by Fall. Already the state’s largest single-use rooftop array on a commercial building, the project will become Colorado’s largest rooftop array of any use.The 83,700-square-foot solar addition will consist of a 623-kW system, built with 2,492 panels, and will produce 961,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store. Including the existing system, IKEA Centennial’s total 1,121-kW solar installation of 4,704 panels soon will generate 1,701,000 kWh of clean electricity yearly, the equivalent of reducing 1,200 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 250 cars or powering 180 homes

EcoScraps Milestone Announced on Earth Day

April 23rd, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

In honor of Earth Day, EcoScraps is pleased to announce that in the past 12 months it has diverted over 30 million pounds of food waste from landfills, an environmental milestone equivalent to removing 3.5 million cars from America’s roads for a day.

Recycling Styrofoam: From Impossible to Finding Resources

March 6th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

For recycling evangelists like myself, one company that specializes in manufacturing a variety of foam products does provide an appealing recycling option for Styrofoam packaging materials that haven’t been touched with food, oils or dirt. The company, ACH Foam Technologies is based in Denver and has operations in six additional states: NV, UT, KS, MO, WI and

Guest Post: 2012 Cost Savings in Energy Efficient Lighting

February 28th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

While environmentally friendly business practices are often viewed as an added cost, energy efficient lighting is one area where cost savings and environmental benefits go hand in hand. Take for instance a recent retrofit completed on a tennis court just outside of Chicago; this custom – engineered retrofit has a payback period of just two years

Tetra Tech Awarded $24 Million EPA Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program

September 26th, 2012 | by pressroom

Under the five-year contract, Tetra Tech will support EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) in its efforts to promote the assessment, cleanup, and revitalization of properties that are affected by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or other contaminants.

Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program for 2013

September 26th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Since its inception in 1995, EPA's Brownfields Program has grown into a proven, results-oriented program that has changed the way contaminated property is perceived, addressed, and managed. EPA's Brownfields Program is designed to empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant

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