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Upcoming Free Webinar: Waste Stream Auditing

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tune in Thursday, November 3 at 1:00 pm EDT for the Air Cycle Corporation-sponsored webinar, "Waste Stream Auditing: The Science of What's in Your Trash," featuring Tom Griffin, director of Greener Results environmental consulting.

Tom will discuss how a waste stream audit can help an organization measure current green practices, identify waste regulatory-compliance and cost issues, and guide improvements in sustainability. Register now!

Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Length: 1 hour

CBRE Study Finds Green Buildings Investment Advantage

Friday, October 21, 2011
Environmentally-sustainable buildings generate a stronger return on investment, according to a national study of green buildings by CBRE Group and cited in this article from Greenbang. The study, which has tracked about 150 CBRE-managed LEED-certified buildings over three years, found that they enjoy a 3.1 percent advantage in rental rates and occupancy over standard buildings.

Once a green building is built, an essential part of continuing green operations is waste recycling. Recycling spent fluorescent lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronics can be cost-effective, is important to protecting the environment from hazardous materials like mercury, and can even generate bottom-line benefits like positive green PR and reduced facility liability.

The EasyPak™ prepaid mail-in program makes it simple to recycle these wastes--and prove and publicize recycling efforts--with easy-to-use containers and online tools like Recycling Reports and official Certificates of Recycling.

T12 Lamp Phase-Out: Managing the Change

Thursday, October 13, 2011
With the upcoming phase-out of many popular T12 lamp variants just months away, many facility managers have a dilemma about how to handle the change.

This article from Main Line Media News covers several possible approaches to dealing with the shift, and highlights the aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits (including a reduction in lighting electricity costs of between 25 and 40 percent) that facility manager can expect from upgrading to a more efficient lighting system.

Due to their mercury content, all those old T12 lamps need to be recycled when replaced in a lighting upgrade. EasyPak™ prepaid, mail-in recycling boxes make it simple with 4' and 8' versions for any size T12. Learn more » EasyPak™ lamp recycling boxes

Lamp Recycling Regulations Webinar Now Available

Friday, October 7, 2011
The recent Air Cycle Corporation webinar, "An Introduction to Lamp Recycling Regulations" is now available to view on-demand and download!

Presented by Justin Hayes, account executive at Air Cycle, the free 20-minute webinar covers what lamp recycling regulations are, why lamps should be recycled, and how Air Cycle solutions can help make it simple to recycle lamps and stay compliant.

Click here to watch now »