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Sachse Construction awarded two Nike remodels

BY Staff Writer

Birmingham, Mich. — Sachse Construction has been awarded two Nike store projects, in Louisville, Ky., and Des Moines, Iowa. Both projects expect to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

The Nike Factory Store in Louisville is a 14,971-sq.-ft. remodel. The project took roughly 16 weeks to complete and was finished in mid-October.

The Des Moines Nike store is a 14,000-sq-ft. remodel. The project will take about 14 weeks and will be finished near the end of November.

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Waste Management and Publix open composting center in Florida

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City — Waste Management and Publix Super Markets announced the opening of the Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility, which uses advanced aerated composting technology to process food residuals.

The eight-acre facility, located adjacent to Waste Management’s Okeechobee Landfill, utilizes a forced aeration system with computer controls to regulate airflow and air treatment to process pre-consumer food waste from Publix stores — including produce, bakery and floral items — with yard waste into organic compost products.

The eight-acre facility, located adjacent to Waste Management’s Okeechobee Landfill, utilizes a forced aeration system with computer controls to regulate airflow and air treatment to process pre-consumer food waste from Publix stores — including produce, bakery and floral items — with yard waste into organic compost products.

“As the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider, our customers are asking us to help them meet their sustainability goals,” said Tim Hawkins, area VP for Waste Management. “We’re very pleased to partner with Publix on the first dedicated organics composting site in South Florida to serve their needs.”

Waste Management trucks are collecting and transporting the organic material from 40 Publix stores in Miami-Dade County and two Publix GreenWise Markets in Palm Beach County in the first phase of the program. Over the coming months, Publix plans to add additional stores in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to the program.

"Publix commends Waste Management on moving the industry forward with the opening of their Organics Recycling Facility in Okeechobee," said Kim Jaeger, Publix’s Miami media and community relations manager. "Our partnership with Waste Management presents an opportunity in fulfilling our mission to be intolerant of waste by diverting food waste that would typically be sent to local landfills. Publix’s continued success depends upon sustaining our environment, our community and our business."

The Okeechobee facility is permitted to accept up to 30,000 tons per year, including 15,000 tons of food waste and 15,000 tons of yard waste, and is part of Waste Management’s strategy to expand organics recycling in Florida and throughout North America.

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Z.Sifac says:
Mar-25-2013 10:00 pm

These days, people should gather their will into promoting the development of sustainable industries, since this is the key to a sustainable life. Energy renewal resource, wind energy, electric cars, the right to have access to bio products and to enhance their wealth. This is what is truly worth fighting for, otherwise social riots become ordinary unnoticeable events.

D.Spencer says:
Mar-25-2013 09:53 pm

People say you need the inspiration and the self-confidence to take such a step and apply for a job with one of these tech industry giants. I cannot imagine education today other than supported by the most advanced technologies, learning platforms, information management tools and devices. For security measures, I tell you, you would better bring your own device, just to make sure. This is how things followed their course and we got used to new systems coming up to bury the old ones. I trust this is all for good.

Z.Sifac says:
Mar-25-2013 10:00 pm

These days, people should gather their will into promoting the development of sustainable industries, since this is the key to a sustainable life. Energy renewal resource, wind energy, electric cars, the right to have access to bio products and to enhance their wealth. This is what is truly worth fighting for, otherwise social riots become ordinary unnoticeable events.

D.Spencer says:
Mar-25-2013 09:53 pm

People say you need the inspiration and the self-confidence to take such a step and apply for a job with one of these tech industry giants. I cannot imagine education today other than supported by the most advanced technologies, learning platforms, information management tools and devices. For security measures, I tell you, you would better bring your own device, just to make sure. This is how things followed their course and we got used to new systems coming up to bury the old ones. I trust this is all for good.

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Office Depot is top retailer in Energy Star’s national building competition

BY Marianne Wilson

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot announced that Office Depot stores in Plano, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; and Tallahassee, Fla., won the top three spots for retail energy efficiency gains in the 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star National Building Competition. The Plano and Raleigh stores were also the only retailers in the overall top 10 list.

The competition featured teams from 245 buildings across the country in a head-to-head battle to save energy, reduce costs, and protect Americans’ health and their environment, and included 26 different types of commercial buildings across 33 states and the District of Columbia. Energy performance was measured from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.

The Office Depot store in Plano was named the winner in the retail category, leading all other buildings in this category with a 34% energy reduction at the conclusion of the competition. Across all industry sectors, the store ranked in eighth place. Office Depot also holds second and third place in the retail category, with stores in Raleigh and Tallahassee achieving 33% and 29% reductions respectively.

By reducing energy in the three competing stores, Office Depot saved over $37,000 in costs and prevented over 254 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Office Depot reduced its energy use through a variety of strategies, including:

  • Completing a major de-lamping effort to remove one out of three lamps per store ballast and installing reflectors;
  • Installing motion detectors in the receiving area;
  • Converting to LED exit signs; and
  • Upgrading heating, ventilation & air conditioning systems.

“Energy’s Star exciting environmental program helped prove that reducing energy and greenhouse gases means saving money,” said Yalmaz Siddiqui, senior director, environmental strategy for Office Depot. “Through the competition, our stores played an active role in supporting Office Depot’s global environmental commitment to buy greener, be greener and sell greener.”


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