Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News

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The rooftop of the YKK Anaheim, CA factory with new solar panels (photo courtesy of SunGreen Systems).

Zipper Manufacturer YKK Goes Solar

SunGreen Systems, will be attending the ribbon-cutting to inaugurate a new 521.5 kW solar power system that SunGreen designed and installed for YKK U.S.A., Inc. The new photovoltaic systems will generate sufficient power to meet 97.6 percent of the energy needs of YKK’s zipper manufacturing facility and it will be the fourth largest solar array in operation in the city of Anaheim.

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New United Technologies Goals Advance Sustainable Urbanization (PRNewsFoto/United Technologies Corp.)

United Technologies Sets Goals for Sustainable Urbanization

United Technologies Corp. has unveiled a new program called "Natural Leader" to help its business operations, suppliers and products increasingly contribute to a more sustainable world.

Energy Efficiency »

Image Courtesy Freeman-Woolpert

Europe Launches Energy Efficiency Funding Tool

The European Commission is providing €1.7 million to Joule Assets Europe to develop the SEAF Tool, which will improve access to funding for energy efficiency projects, spurring job creation and the growth of SME service providers.

Green Buildings & Facilities»

The World Green Building Trends 2016 Smart Market Report.

Study: Global Green Building Doubles Every Three Years

The World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, presented by Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies Corporation, provides new world green building trends data to support green building development. By expanding the scope of the World Green Building Trends SmartMarket Report, published in 2013, this study demonstrates that green building continues to influence construction in both developed and developing economies.

Sustainable Packaging »

Research reinforces that packaging is the first place consumers look to determine its recyclability (source: Carton Council of North America Omnibus Survey, December 2015).

Survey: Consumers Look to Brands and Companies When it Comes to Recycling

As environmental issues grow in importance, consumers increasingly look to companies and brands to do their part. In a national survey conducted for the Carton Council of North America by Research+Data Insights, 91 percent of consumers say they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages. The survey, which included nearly 2,500 U.S. adults, shows a 5 percent increase when compared to 2013 research that asked the same question.

Pollution Control »

All MillerCoors Major Breweries Now Landfill-Free

MillerCoors announced all of its major breweries are now landfill-free, with the Fort Worth Brewery as the latest site to reach this milestone. MillerCoors' first brewery reached landfill-free status in 2011.