Cleaning Trends Expected In 2013

Read the full story at CleanLink. Over the years, Corinne Zudonyi has talked a lot about cleaning trends her readers can expect moving forward. This year, those cleaning trends are not just possible; they are unavoidable. For example, facilities that focus on green and sustainable cleaning will begin to see changes in the marketing and …

Sustainability Pays

Read the full post at U.S. News and World Report. In recent years, many U.S. companies have found that a commitment to sustainability can boost the bottom line. It's a finding that has surprised critics, who have long claimed that when a business considers any goals other than pure financial returns, profits fall. Now, a …

How milk jugs can make 3D printing cheaper

Read the full story at SmartPlanet. With 3D printing, anyone with a 3D printer can make just about anything using a digital design and plastic filament. And while you can get simple open-source printers for surprisingly cheap (anywhere from $250-$500), one kilogram of the plastic filament can set you back between $30-$50. But there’s one …

Why carbon capture and storage will never pay off

Read the full post at SmartPlanet. Will carbon capture and storage (CCS) ever pay off? For many years, we’ve been told that CCS systems and processes will allow us to reduce carbon emissions and stop global warming while continuing to use fossil fuels. CCS has been a key assumption of the “450 Scenario” in the …

Scaling Up Multifamily Energy Efficiency Programs: A Metropilitan Area Assessment

Download the document. This report provides an assessment of the current landscape of multifamily energy efficiency programs in the 50 metropolitan areas with the largest multifamily housing markets. The authors describe spending on utility customer-funded programs for the primary utilities in each metropolitan area.  Additionally, they identify the specific opportunity in each metropolitan area to …

How AB InBev brews water, waste and energy savings

Read the full story at GreenBiz. The world's biggest beer brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has met its three-year environmental goals for water, energy and waste, in large part because of dedicated process controls and technology that allows almost real-time insight into these metrics across 95 percent of its global operations.