DOE partnership targets manufacturing sustainability

DOE partnership targets manufacturing sustainability

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have formed the Sustainability in Manufacturing partnership to advance energy approaches. Through the partnership fostered by DOE’s Better Plants program, the organizations will work together to help U.S.

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Doosan Bobcat North America's Acceleration Center — a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment — is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The Bismarck, N.D., facility is currently one of only a few test lab...

Japan opens nation's largest floating solar farm

Japan opens nation's largest floating solar farm

Touted as Japan’s largest floating solar plant, a new 13.7 megawatt (MW) site has begun operation. Sitting on the surface of the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, the 44-acre plant is managed by the waterworks bureau of Chiba Prefecture for...

Wind to power Kohler facilities in U.S., Canada

Wind to power Kohler facilities in U.S., Canada

Kohler Co. plans to purchase 100 megawatts of wind power per year over the next 15 years to power all of its facilities in the United States and Canada. The power will come from the Diamond Vista wind farm located near Salina, Kan.

Plan launched to build Europe's largest green hydrogen plant

Dutch paints and chemicals maker Akzo Nobel and gas network operator Gasunie have announced a plan to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen production plant. The facility, aimed at cutting CO2 emissions, is to be built in the northern part of...

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

The Monroe, N.C., manufacturing facility of Bona, a global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance, has achieved zero waste. Less than 1 percent of companies in North Carolina can make this claim, according to a press release. Additionally, Bona...

Water stress challenges resulting in investment of sustainable water solutions

Water stress challenges resulting in investment of sustainable water solutions

Sustainability and cost efficiency top the list of factors influencing the growth of the global water and wastewater market, according to a new report. Both municipal and industrial end-users of the water and wastewater segments are investing in sustainable solutions...

Textile brands get behind China's green shift

Textile brands get behind China's green shift

When Sherry Poon set up her childrenswear clothing business, Wobabybasics, nine years ago, finding eco-friendly factories in China was a struggle, and finding organic cotton suppliers was nearly impossible. A decade later, momentum is growing for the country’s green manufacturing,...

GM receives $2.6 million for energy efficient measures

GM receives $2.6 million for energy efficient measures

General Motors’ Flint (Mich.) complex has received a $2.6 million incentive payment from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency upgrades, part of the energy provider's commitment to helping businesses across Michigan lower their energy costs, according to a release. "Our mission...

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota is building a massive power plant that will churn out 1.2 tons of hydrogen every day. That’s enough for the daily driving needs of almost 1,500 cars. The company described the project as the “world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel...

Indonesian plant recognized for sustainability

Indonesian plant recognized for sustainability

H.B. Fuller has strengthened its sustainability and innovation credentials with LEED gold certification at its newest manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, the company announced. The new, state-of-the-art facility designed to disposable hygiene product industry standards, is one of three facilities...

Pakistan’s first LEED-certified construction chemical plant launched

Sika, a Swiss construction chemical manufacturing company, expanded has expanded its footprint with a new manufacturing plant that has earned LEED status. The fully automated manufacturing facility is Pakistan’s first-ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified construction chemical...

Manufacturing facility earns LEED gold

The North American Uponor Headquarters Annex manufacturing facility has achieved LEED gold certification, according to a release. The new 90,000-square-foot building supports the lean manufacturing operations for Uponor’s PEX plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating and cooling, hydronic piping,and pre-insulated piping...

Nestlé Waters Calif. plants receive prestigious conservation certification

Nestlé Waters Calif. plants receive prestigious conservation certification

Nestlé Waters North America’s Sacramento and Livermore, Calif., factories have received certification for meeting the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created by industry leaders and prominent environmental conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife...

Johnson Controls, Pfizer team on platinum-certified pharmaceutical factory

Johnson Controls, Pfizer team on platinum-certified pharmaceutical factory

Johnson Controls, a leader in efficient energy solutions and Pfizer recently partnered to help Pfizer build its first LEED platinum pharmaceutical factory. The achievement comes on the heels of an expansion project at Pfizer's factory in Dalian, China, according to...

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex, Huggies and Depend, plans to purchase 245 MW of output from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma, a new approach for the company in how it powers its operation. The company...

Energy-efficient forklifts part of environmentally friendly S.C. Volvo plant

Energy-efficient forklifts part of environmentally friendly S.C. Volvo plant

With construction of its Berkeley County, S.C., manufacturing campus more than 75 percent complete, Volvo Cars said it will be the first U.S. automaker to use forklifts with lithium-ion batteries in its production process — part of the company's "green...

Report: Manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022

Report: Manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022

Most manufacturers are adopting the IoT to enhance visibility and improve quality, according to a new study. The report by Zebra Technologies Corp., a provider of mobile technology and services for real-time enterprise visibility, found that by 2022, 64 percent...

ISO 16745 first global standard for measuring carbon footprint of buildings

A new international standard created to simplify the measuring and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing buildings will "bring a response to the expectations of all", according to industry experts. The International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) 16745 framework...

Construction underway on Africa’s first green design center

Construction underway on Africa’s first green design center

Trade Call Investments Apparel, or TCI Apparel, has broken ground on what is expected to be Africa’s first green design center. The move, taking place in Epping, illustrates the company’s commitment to championing the causes of sustainable fashion, reports Nigeria...

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