Tag Archives: Energy Star

Feb
27
2013
Supply Chain Information - Construction

Sector Name:  Construction SIC Code: 23   Major Players in the Construction Industry Bechtel Koch Industries Kiewit Corp. Renco Group CH2M Hill Guardian Industries Clark Enterprises Kohler Berry Plastics Gilbane   Major Issues Affecting the Industry Doing business with large construction companies will require identifying your goods or services, researching …

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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 …

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Oct
4
2012
Green Building Certifications – BONUS

What It Is Green building certifications are based on scoring methods that rate how “green” buildings are. These certifications incentivize the development of high-performance, efficient buildings at any stage, from renovation to construction. Certification is based on standards and voluntary guidelines that each specific certification defines and requires. Most certifications …

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Oct
4
2012
Renewable Energy

What It Is Renewable energy is energy that is naturally occurring and theoretically inexhaustible. Fossil fuels, though they are formed through natural processes, take millennia to form and available sources will be exhausted in the near future. Some major sources of renewable energy include solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy.  …

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Sep
30
2012
Tracking Energy Usage

What It Is Tracking energy use involves monitoring, recording, reviewing, and analyzing energy bills and data on a regular basis so that you can identify how energy is used, and reduce costs and consumption.   Why It Matters             Tracking energy usage is an important first step to understanding how your …

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Nov
28
2011
Product Sustainability Certifications

What It Is Sustainability certifications are generally third party assessments of products where the certifying organization evaluates the products against a number of specific agreed upon standards. Often these certifications are not required, but may be weighed by customers when comparing their product choices and options. A number of these …

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Sep
11
2011
Energy Efficient Equipment

What It Is Energy-efficient business equipment serves a business’s needs while consuming less energy than standard equipment. Common examples of energy-efficient business equipment include: computers with sleep mode or power-down mode copiers with sleep mode and double-sided copying printers with sleep mode and double-sided printing However, energy-efficient equipment is not …

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May
6
2010
Triangle Business Journal: Phase II of N.C. Appliance Rebate Program to Start June 1

“Phase II of the North Carolina Energy Efficient Appliance Replacement and Rebate Program will launch June 1 with more eligible appliances and a lot less money for rebates, the state Energy Office said Wednesday.” “The first phase of the program, held last month, saw 54,000 appliances sold to North Carolina consumers, …

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