Diageo achieves zero waste to landfill target

Diageo, which also owns Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, originally set its sustainable targets in 2008, and updated the goals in 2015. The 2020 targets were chosen in accordance with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Notable achievements include a 50% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the business and more than 99.5% of packaging […]

State regulators enforce pollution rules along ‘Hooch near Columbus

A middle Georgia water system will have to comply with pollution limits aimed at protecting the water quality of a popular stretch of the Chattahoochee River known for whitewater rafting after a state panel rebuffed its objections, although a legal challenge is likely. The Columbus Water Works has fought water quality regulations that it says […]

Utilities Want to Use EPA Chemicals Law to Protect Drinking Water

A pair of water associations are teaming up to urge the EPA to use all its regulatory tools to safeguard drinking water as it decides whether to allow new chemicals into U.S. commerce. The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), which represents state, tribal, and territorial water agency officials, recently joined the Association of […]

New Albany’s focus on sustainability dates back to original master plan

The new Rose Run Park transformed an overgrown creek bed into a central park that preserves the area’s natural features. What you don’t see is that 100% of storm water is maintained on site, capturing run-off pollutants. Our green-street policy has led to the construction of three “green” brick streets — Third Street, the Second […]

Top 10 LEED-Certified Buildings in Illinois in 2019

Chicago’s Wacker Drive is an architectural paradise with exceptional attention to green building practices. But sustainability goes beyond Wacker Drive. Advancing further along our journey in assembling the country’s most notable buildings that received the highest levels of LEED certifications in 2019, we’ve made our next stop in Illinois. The Midwestern state continued to make […]

Portland’s PAE Living Office Building Designed For Hospital-Level Quake Performance

Last summer, Paul Schwer, a green mechanical engineer, met with Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler to talk about a subject dear to him—resilient structures for the earthquake-prone city. Those who don’t know Schwer, president of PAE Consulting Engineers Inc., might question why a mechanical engineer would be asking a mayor for a city grant program […]