By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business
The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.
Government regulation can be a blessing or a burden. In every case, it’s the result of a public process. In contrast, says Domtar CEO John D. Williams, too many of today’s extra-governmental, voluntary programs — shadow regulations — fall short of this process.
Shadow regulations are built on opaque algorithms and are of nebulous value, and they threaten the very transparency that legitimate sustainability regulations are supposed to advance.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., December 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Whirlpool Corporation is breaking ground today on a project to build three wind turbines to help power its Marion, Ohio manufacturing facility. The three turbines will deliver wind generated power directly to the plant and when fully completed, are expected to provide approximately 19% of the total power consumption of the facility.
Whirlpool Corporation on Friday released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which highlights how the appliance manufacturer continues to build upon its 46 year commitment to sustainability. Whirlpool Corp. is reducing its environmental footprint across functionalities – from investing in sustainable manufacturing practices to engineering energy efficient consumer products.
Lookout for highlights from the report on 3BL in coming months, and check out Whirlpool Corp.’s interactive webpage here:
Provocative Conversation About Next Generation Product Manufacturing in the Heart of U.S. Steel Belt
September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we grow rather than manufacture materials? Why does a labor union care about green and regenerative manufacturing? How are 3D printing and the circular economy revolutionizing our currently industrial economy? These questions and other provocative topics are on the table at the second annual Living Product EXPO, hosted by the International Living Future Institute this week, in the heart of America’s steel belt, Pittsburgh. For more information, visit the /3BL Media/Can we grow rather than manufacture materials?
In May, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio, a $13.5 million total investment that builds upon the company's 46 year commitment to advances in sustainable manufacturing. Watch how these turbines are being installed, and how they’re helping Whirlpool Corporation generate clean energy across its supply chain.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. June 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Select Whirlpool Corporation clothes dryers are being certified by the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) as meeting the new AHAM sustainability standards announced today. Now matching sets of washers and dryers that both meet AHAM standards are available to consumers. Certified washer and dryer sets include top-load and front-load washer styles, paired with gas, electric, and heat pump dryer models.
Italian textile manufacturer Alcantara weaves a zero carbon ethos into record growth
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Watch this episode of Conscious Living as we visit a cutting-edge Italian textile firm that is creating a new design for sustainable manufacturing. During their annual automotive sustainability summit in Venice, Italy, Alcantara's CEO shares with us the magic to their record growth and game-changing zero carbon manufacturing ethos.
The sustainable products industry has garnered new traction recently, as more companies adopt sustainable practices in their operations and in the design of their products. It is encouraging to see this surge in the movement toward a more sustainable manufacturing industry. People like Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and John Warner, one of the founders of the green chemistry field, have participated in this movement since its inception and have been integral to its growth.
In building a sustainability culture at GM, we engage employees throughout our global operations - from the C-suite to the plant floor.
Employee engagement is key to any company’s sustainability success story. The majority of GM’s 220,000 employees around the world support our global manufacturing operations. That’s 171 plants from Cairo to Kaiserslautern working to continually reduce our carbon footprint and connect with our communities.