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Hospital water and sewer use is gradually declining, but that doesn't mean hospitals are saving as much money as they are water: prices are rising, now averaging 42 cents per square foot versus 24 cents as recently as 2007, indicates a new report.

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Kroger announced the opening of a new "culinary innovation center" in downtown Cincinnati. The company broke ground on the 12,000-square-foot LEED-designed facility last march. The center is a state-of-the-art, sustainable test kitchen and education center focused on developing

The post Kroger ‘Innovation Center’ Aims for Tastier Brands Brewed in LEED Building appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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You may remember from my editor's note last Friday that we had some important follow-up questions after reading about about Dunkin' Donuts' decision to transition from foam to double-walled paper cups. I forwarded our questions to the company and they were quick to send back their answers.

The post Update Direct from Dunkin’: Dollars to Donuts, These Cups Are Cream of the Crop appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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A scientific study published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that using small electrically-charged drones to deliver commercial packages generally consumes less energy per package than delivery trucks. For the paper “Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery,” authors from Lawrence ... Read more »

The post Scientific Study: Commercial Drone Package Delivery Could Cut Emissions appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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United Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation will invest a total of $1.43 million to purchase 26 new pieces of zero emissions ground support equipment, replacing older, diesel-fueled equipment at Chicago O'Hare. Grant funding for the project from the EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act - a total of $640,000 - will help O'Hare and United Airlines to save a total of

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The budget bill signed by President Trump last week includes a significant expansion of tax incentives for carbon capture. The tax credit, known as 45Q, allows for a credit of

The post Tax Incentives Slipped into Trump’s Budget Could Zoom Adoption of Carbon Capture appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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New smart technology from Honeywell brings more user interfaces for building operators and managers to help mitigate operational risk and reduce costs, the company says. The Command and Control Suite release 200 creates

The post Product Announcement: Honeywell’s Command & Control Suite Release Brings Data to More Devices appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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It’s been 25 years since the first efforts to recycle consumer batteries began. During that time, a lot has changed and some things, unfortunately, have not.  While there’s no crystal ball for the future of batteries and recycling, a look at the last 25 years provides an appreciation of the work done and a glimpse into the future marketplace.  

The post Carl Smith: The Evolving Battery Recycling Journey appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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The time it takes to nab environmental permits for infrastructure projects could soon be reduced to less than two years. A draft memo from the White House - which, when finalized, would help implement President Trump’s executive order from August to speed the permitting process - has been sent to more than a dozen federal agencies to approve

The post Permit Approval Process May Take Just Two Years, per Infrastructure Plan appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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CamelTrain’s new portable, all-membrane water purification system was designed as a global water treatment solution that is ideal for disaster relief, gray water purification, medical and missionary programs, and the military, the company says. Ultra- and nanofiltration membranes produce water free of

The post Product Announcement: CamelTrain Produces Safe Water in 60 Seconds appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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