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Progress in the LED Sector

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on Tuesday, 13 March 2012
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My last blog focused on ways to eliminate the amount of energy consumed by interior and exterior lighting. You may recall one of the tips was to replace inefficient fixtures/lamps with those rated as high efficiency.

Energy Hogs of Manufacturing - Part IV

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on Tuesday, 06 March 2012
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Thank you for continuing to read my four week blog series that uncovers the four, primary culprits of wasted energy in a typical manufacturing setting.  In my previous three blogs, I’ve dissected and offered tips to mitigate the inefficient operation of three of the four energy hogs in a typical manufacturing setting – compressed air, HVAC, and the equipment/machinery. Today, I will investigate the final element that is often overlooked because of its rather basic function – lighting.

Energy Hogs of Manufacturing - Part III

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on Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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In my previous two blogs, I've analyzed the inefficient operation of two of the four primary energy hogs in a typical manufacturing setting – compressed air and HVAC. Today, I will direct my attention towards the third string of the quartet – the actual equipment and machinery.

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Energy Hogs of Manufacturing - Part II

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on Tuesday, 21 February 2012
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My blog last week focused on one of the top energy users in a manufacturing environment – compressed air.  This week I will focus my attention on a utility that gives compressed air a run for its money in respect to the amount of energy used and wasted during its operation – HVAC.

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Energy Hogs of Manufacturing

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on Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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I plan on devoting my next few blogs analyzing the four primary energy consumers in a typical manufacturing environment. Obviously, every facility relies on different utilities to run their operation depending on processing needs, but the majority would see compressed air, HVAC, production machinery/equipment, and lighting as the big four energy users.

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A Man Worthy of his Name

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on Wednesday, 12 October 2011
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To become knighted by the royal family means an individual has achieved excellence in several facets of their life.  Richard Branson was bestowed the honor in 2000 for his “services of entrepreneurship”, and has recently partnered with two companies to innovate a technology that can be his best creation ever -this one focused on preserving the environment.

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I Want to Be an Urban Miner

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on Tuesday, 11 October 2011
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There's no denying that we are fully immersed in the age of technology.  It seems like a new innovation or the next generation of an existing product is being launched every other month.  Computers, televisions and stereo equipment use to dominate the electronics market, but now they are being rivaled by MP3 players, smart phones, tablets and ERDs.

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Excessive Packaging

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on Tuesday, 13 September 2011
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During these times of depleting natural resources and financial uncertainty, companies continue to overlook their excessive use of packaging.

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Farewell to a Sustainability Icon

Posted by Tom Fitz
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on Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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Webster defines a leader as “someone that shows the way” and “an important, influential person”.  Can anyone dispute that Ray Anderson was a “leader” in the field of sustainability?

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