Environmental Help Desk for Businesses

Jan
31
2013

ThermaPAVER Sustainably Heats and Cools From Underneath Pavement

By: | Posted in: Innovations | (One Comment)
LinkedInPinterestEmailShare/Bookmark
ThermaPAVER Sustainably Heats and Cools From Underneath Pavement

While renewable energy sources continue to become cheaper and more efficient, for some, the aesthetic stigma remains. Because of this, Therma-HEXX has developed thermo hydronic panels called ThermaPAVER, which act as heat exchangers, collecting and storing energy from the atmosphere on hot days, while remaining out of sight. The panels …

avatar
Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
Read More About
Jan
29
2013
Supply Chain Information: Warehousing

Sector Name: Warehousing SIC Code: 48-49     Major Players: DHL Genco ATC Jacobson Companies Americold CEVA Logistics     Major Issues The environmental issues surrounding warehousing and distribution centers initially revolve around the building materials used for their construction and renovation as well as the amount of land developed …

avatar
We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
Read More About
Jan
24
2013
Tidal-Energy Project Aims to Power New York City

 In January of 2012, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the first ever license for a tidal-energy project to New York-based Verdant Power. This allows the company to simultaneously monitor the financial feasibility and environmental effects of their 1,050-kilowatt turbine installation, which is being installed in the East River …

avatar
Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
Read More About
Jan
23
2013
Register Now! Jan. 28 - Jeff Rice, Walmart Sustainability Director on Supply Chain Operations

 Register Now! ‘Supply chain management has emerged as one of the most important areas for companies looking to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Not only do supply chain improvements represent opportunities for companies to cut costs, but sustainable supply chains also allow companies to be more resilient, transparent, and respected. …

avatar
We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
Read More About
Jan
17
2013
Hard-to-Recycle Plastics Find New Life

Recycling has long been established as an effective form of waste management, along with being a vital part of moving towards becoming a sustainable society, but how much do you really know about it? For some people, it might be surprisingly little. When it comes to plastic, most recyclers only …

avatar
Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
Read More About
Jan
11
2013
Supply Chain Requirement: Transportation – Air Freight

Sector name: Transportation and Warehousing – Air Freight SIC Code: 45   Major Players   FedEx UPS United Airlines Delta Airlines American Airlines   Major Issues Energy use and air emissions are major issues for airlines, particularly since the rise in oil prices made fuel the largest cost for U.S. …

avatar
We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
Read More About
Dec
19
2012
Supply Chain Requirement: Transportation - Rail Freight

Sector name: Transportation and Warehousing: Rail Freight SIC Code: 48-49   Major Players   CSX Norfolk Southern (NS) Burlington Northern & Santa Fe (BNSF) Union Pacific (UP) Kansas City Southern (KCS) Canadian National Railway (CN) Canadian Pacific (CP)   Major Issues While rail is more fuel efficient than trucks, they …

avatar
We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
Read More About
Dec
13
2012
Reusable Pizza Pan Rethinks Food Packaging

With thousands of Americans ordering pizza every day, not only are they merely getting a pizza, but also the cardboard that serves as packaging for it. In a year, over 3 billion pizza boxes are discarded and only a small portion are recycled – the grease and food that tends …

avatar
Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
Read More About
Dec
11
2012
Supply Chain Requirements: Shipping

Sector name: Shipping SIC Code: 48-49   Major Players   NYK: Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Evergreen Marine Corporation CMA-CGM Maersk Mediterranean Shipping Company Hapag-Lloyd APL: American President Lines COSCO: The China Ocean Shipping Company Hanjin Shipping Company CSCL: the China Shipping Container Lines   Major Issues The 1973 oil crisis …

avatar
We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
Read More About
Dec
6
2012
TS Designs Brings Triple-Bottom Line to T-Shirts

Originally founded in 1977 as small screen printing shop, Burlington, NC-based TS Designs quickly grew in scale; the small company found itself printing shirts for major brands like Gap, Nike, and Polo. Changes in the labor market in the 1990s, mainly brought about by the introduction of the North American …

avatar
Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
Read More About