30′ Self-Contained Telescoping Light Tower

Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics LLC, announced the release of a new towable mobile light tower equipped with a water-cooled diesel engine. This telescoping tower is ideal for emergency services in large scale operations such as construction, mining and industrial sites.

KEMP, TX., August 18, 2017 – Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics LLC, announced the release of a new towable mobile light tower equipped with a water-cooled diesel engine. This telescoping tower is ideal for emergency services in large scale operations such as construction, mining, and industrial sites. Continue reading “30′ Self-Contained Telescoping Light Tower”

Metrus Energy Announces Efficiency Services Agreement with Barrack Hebrew Academy

This $1.1M energy efficiency project is the company’s first with an educational institution. It will reduce Barrack Academy’s energy use by more than 25%, translating into approximately 13,000 tons of CO₂—the equivalent of taking 2,500 cars off the road over the life of the project.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 2, 2017 – Metrus Energy, a pioneer in energy efficiency financing, has announced an Efficiency Services Agreement (ESA) project with Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the company’s first deal with an educational institution.

The $1.1 million efficiency-as-a-service project will be installed later this summer at the Academy’s multi-building campus and will include HVAC upgrades, building automation, hot water controls and interior lighting retrofits. The project will reduce the Academy’s energy use by more than 25%. This translates into approximately 13,000 tons of CO₂—the equivalent of taking 2,500 cars off the road over the life of the project.

Metrus is collaborating with Siemens on the installation, operation, and management of the energy efficiency measures. Reinvestment Fund is a new lending partner for Metrus on this deal. The overall project will benefit from a public-private partnership by tapping into the State of Pennsylvania’s Green Energy Loan Fund (GELF), which finances energy conservation and efficiency improvements for buildings across Pennsylvania. GELF was established by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy

“This energy efficiency project is going to provide significant cost-savings and key upgrades to our school,” said Alex Stroker, Chief Operating and Development Officer, Barrack Hebrew Academy. “The beauty of this type of an agreement is that the energy savings will pay for the cost of new equipment and upgrades. Ultimately this will benefit our students by making a more comfortable and healthy learning environment while freeing up funds for other school programs.”

“There is a surge in market demand for efficiency as-a-service projects across the board,” said Bob Hinkle, President, and CEO, Metrus Energy. “Schools like Barrack Academy are proactively upgrading their facilities by tapping into energy savings realized from their own efficiency retrofit projects.”

“Implementing building improvements in an educational institution not only saves energy costs, lowers CO₂ emissions, and simplifies facility maintenance, but also helps improve the learning environment for students and faculty,” said Joseph Peters, Zone Vice President, Siemens Building Technologies Division.


About Metrus:
Metrus Energy is a leader in energy efficiency financing for large retrofit and building upgrade projects at commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. Through its comprehensive financing solutions, Metrus pays for all upfront and ongoing project costs, removing initial investment as a barrier and providing facilities with the immediate financial, operational and environmental benefits of impactful energy efficiency measures. Metrus has developed and financed a wide range of retrofit projects for its customers, including high-efficiency lighting, energy management and controls systems, HVAC equipment upgrades and replacements, motors and pumps and continuous commissioning programs.


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Carbon and Clean Energy

Reducing our carbon footprint in the Pacific Northwest | United States Clean Power Plan |

The Environmental Protection Agency introduced the Clean Power Plan to dramatically cut carbon pollution from existing power plants across the United States. By the year 2030, emissions must be 32 percent lower than 2005 emission levels, and the states have the power to choose how they will accomplish their calculated emissions reductions targets. Click here for a state by state breakdown of the new rule…


Field Adjustable & Adaptive Dimming for Outdoor LED Lighting

Sunrise Technologies announces the release of its 7-Pin Field Adjustable LED Dimming Twistlock Photocontrol, the Dimulator 4

BOSTON, MA., June 9, 2017 – The Dimulator 4 is an ANSI C136.41 compliant field adjustable Outdoor LED twistlock dimming control. Dimming schedules and dim levels can be easily set in the field and are adaptable.
The Sunrise Technologies’ Field Adjustable Dimulator 4 with Bat Eye Circuit offers:
» Stand-Alone Smart Adaptive Dimming Solution – No expensive/complicated network required.
» Twistlock Control that Automatically Dims LED fixtures at 10:00 PM, 12:00 AM, or 2:00 AM
» Dim levels can be set to 30%, 50%, or 70%
» Cycling is eliminated through the Bat Eye Circuit Technology
» Self-healing dimming circuit powers off in the daytime and re-boots every night
» Adaptive dimming compensates for fixture aging
» Optional constant dim all night when needed
» Advanced dimming features address recent AMA studies (“Guidance to Reduce Harm from High-Intensity Street Lights”) Continue reading “Field Adjustable & Adaptive Dimming for Outdoor LED Lighting”

Neste Jacobs maximizes production of Forchem Oy Tall Oil Distillation Plant with NAPCON Controller

neste-jacobs-maximizes-production-of-forchem-oy-tall-oil-distillation-plant-with-napcon-controllerTechnology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs has implemented NAPCON Controller to Forchem Oy’s tall oil distillation plant. Forchem Oy owns and operates a world scale tall oil distillation plant in the city of Rauma on the West Coast of Finland. The main products are Tall Oil Rosin (TOR) and Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) and the plant is flexible in the sense that different types of Crude Tall Oil can be used as feedstock. The process is mainly based on a vacuum distillation technology originally developed and designed by Neste Jacobs, presently known under the trademark ArxPinus.

Many biochemical processes offer opportunities for substantial improvement in terms of increased production. In spring 2015 Forchem Oy already awarded Neste Jacobs a NAPCON Performance Analysis project for quantifying the benefits of Advanced Process Control (APC). The NAPCON Performance Analysis lasted for two months and Neste Jacobs was able to demonstrate already then a production increase of 9%. After implementation of NAPCON Controller, a multivariable, model-predictive APC, Neste Jacobs could increase production with further 8%. Continue reading “Neste Jacobs maximizes production of Forchem Oy Tall Oil Distillation Plant with NAPCON Controller”

Drinking water confirmation sample results


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David Gray
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DALLAS – (December 23, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) completed review of sample results following reports of possibly related symptoms from prohibited water use by people living in Corpus Christi to assess current water quality.

None of the ten drinking water samples collected from specific locations within the City of Corpus Christi water supply system tested positive for the presence of Indulin AA-86 in drinking water at method detection levels of 0.05 mg/l for LCMS and 0.26-0.27 mg/l for GCMS. The EPA and TCEQ toxicologists established a health-based action level of 2.6 mg/l in drinking water. Continue reading “Drinking water confirmation sample results”

EPA’s SmartWay Honors Green Leaders in the Freight Industry

Contact Information:
Christie St. Clair
Email: stclair.christie@epa.gov
Tel: 202-564-2880

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the 2016 winners of the SmartWay® Excellence Awards, which honors logistic companies and shippers in the retail and manufacturing sectors. The awards recognize the top-performing SmartWay shipper partners that demonstrate how businesses can mitigate their carbon footprints and contribute to cleaner, healthier air, while saving on fuel costs as they move goods across America.

“EPA is honoring its top environmental performers – those SmartWay Partners that have taken significant steps towards a sustainable freight transportation energy future,” said Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “SmartWay Excellence Award recipients have become leaders in this crucial sector of our economy by embracing the mutual benefits that efficiency brings for both operational performance and environmental results.”

The 2016 SmartWay Excellence Awardees for retailers, manufactures and logistics companies are:

● Bacardi USA, Inc. (Coral Gables, Fla.)
● Hewlett-Packard Inc.
● Johnson & Johnson (Skillman, N.J.)
● Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Knoxville, Tenn.)
● Lowe’s Companies Inc. (Wilkesboro, N.C.)
● The Home Depot U.S.A. Inc (Atlanta, Ga.)
● Transportation Insight LLC (Hickory, N.C.)
● Union Pacific Distribution Services (Omaha, Neb.)
● Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, Mich.)

Award winners demonstrate a commitment to environmental leadership by achieving lower emissions and by demonstrating effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, robust SmartWay data validation and reporting, communication and public outreach, and implementation of sustainability practices in local communities.

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership supports companies who demonstrate their commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility by moving goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 72 million metric tons of the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, while saving more than 170 million barrels of oil and $24.9 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in more than six million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.

The awards were presented today at the 2016 Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals conference in Orlando, Florida.

Awards for SmartWay carrier partners – such as trucking companies, multimodal transport companies and barge transport companies – will be announced next week at the 2016 American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information about SmartWay Excellence Awards, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/smartway-excellence-awards

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Better Buildings Initiative Expanding to Increase Efficiency of U.S. Laboratories

Washington, DC., Sept. 27, 2016 – As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy is launching the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator to advance energy efficiency in laboratory buildings owned and operated by universities, corporations, national laboratories, hospitals, and federal agencies. Through the new Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator, partners will pursue ambitious energy-saving targets and strategies that will address key barriers to improving energy efficiency.

A typical laboratory is nearly four times more energy intensive than an average commercial building and can account for up to 70% of a given campus’ energy footprint. It’s estimated that if all laboratory buildings improved their energy efficiency by 20%, annual energy and cost savings could reach about 40 trillion British Thermal Units or $1 billion. Continue reading “Better Buildings Initiative Expanding to Increase Efficiency of U.S. Laboratories”