The challenge has saved $840 million in energy costs
As part of the Obama administration’s effort to advance energy efficiency and combat the harmful effects of climate change, Better Buildings Challenge partners have cut energy waste by 94 TBTUs since President Obama first launched the challenge in 2011. The energy savings announced here have saved partners a total of $840 million dollars in energy costs and avoided 6 million tons of harmful carbon emissions, equivalent to cutting the emissions of 1 million cars.
The Smart Brew Kit and Smart Brew Advanced Kit are handheld smart photometer systems for measuring a craft brewer’s water quality. Using the eXact iDip Smart Photometer System, the kits integrate two-way wireless communication with a smartphone. The kits measure calcium and magnesium hardness, chloride, pH, sodium, sulfate, total alkalinity and total hardness. The Advanced Kit includes the VisionPlus digital pH meter.
This biopolymer test kit is designed to be used on site and provides real-time, accurate results in minutes. Every minute counts in sensitive storm water runoff situations, and waiting for results could lead to detrimental environmental impact at a job site. The new test kit is economical ($4 per test) and includes materials for up to 100 field tests.
The Clear-VU EZ Connect 10-µ filter is now manufactured using 100% FDA-compliant materials. This miniature filter is ideal for water, coffee, beer, carbonated beverages, dairy and other consumable liquids. It features a clear plastic housing with ¼-in. or 6-mm push-in convenient connections, which allow for quick replacement without the need to cut or replace the tubing.
Regional promotion will run through the end of August
Coors Brewing Co. launched a regional promotion to benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
For every case of 12-oz cans sold this summer in select states, Coors Light will donate 25 cents (up to a maximum of $60,000) to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring healthy Great Lakes for people and wildlife for future generations. The Coors Light "Keep 'em Great" program will run from May 15 through the end of August in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The solid tablets facilitate safer microbial control in water cooling systems
Dow Microbial Control, a business group of the Dow Chemical Co., received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its solid form of Kathon antimicrobial.
The system will use a new cooling water treatment product that is expected to eliminate the need to use more toxic chemicals and improve the energy efficiency of the systems treated
The University of Michigan will continue its on-going efforts to operate its facilities in an energy efficient and environmentally sustainable fashion by demonstrating the use a cooling water treatment product recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The emulsion is expected to eliminate the need to use more toxic chemicals and improve the energy efficiency of the systems treated.
A proportional feed system will maintain a constant chemical-injection-to-water-flow ratio, regardless of changes in the system’s flow rate or pressure. Components of this system include a BW Digi-Meter F-2000-PC digital paddlewheel flowmeter; a Star Tank in 7-, 15- or 30-gal capacity that is rectangular and constructed of polyethylene with UV inhibitors; and a Chem-Feed C-1500N diaphragm or FlexFlo A-100N peristaltic chemical metering injection pump.
Scalewatcher commercial units fit pipe up to and including 8 in. The eco-friendly electronic water treatment products are made in the U.S. and help businesses and industries save water, energy, downtime and maintenance to all water-related equipment. The products offer a full five-year warranty and a one-year performance guarantee.