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The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.
For lamp recycling, this new mail-back box design provides a simpler, safer approach for facility managers.
The 2012 FEC Award winners completed a variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 pounds of electronics.
The main goal of 2012Architecten is to re-purpose discarded materials in an attempt to divert trash from the waste stream. As architects and designers, they have the talent and creativity to fabricate truly fantastic things, like transforming old refrigerators and washing machines into a mobile ice cream stand!
When seeking pre-owned furniture, a little research can go a long way toward finding a suitable dealer.
Ecology and sustainability are among the central themes that will be examined during ORGATEC 2012 in Cologne, Germany.
Making biodiesel for vehicles has been a focus for this material, but when properly treated, this waste product can be used to fuel a facility’s boilers.
In Dedham, MA, energy improvement keep a Stop & Shop supermarket up to date with a company wide store prototype. And the (energy) savings don’t stop!
A pile mentality doesn’t cut it when it comes to handling waste. Ensuring materials do not unnecessarily end up in a landfill is a prime goal of a waste management plan.
A 2007 federal law calls for manufacturers to cease making these products beginning January 1, 2012.