Author Archives: Andrew Rohrman

EPA Announces New Grant Funding to Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions

The EPA recently announced that $11 million in new grant funding will be made available through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA) to local, regional, state, and tribal transportation agencies for retrofitting or replacing diesel-powered vehicles. The deadline for project … Continue reading

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PA DEP Announces New Drought Statuses for Counties

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently determined that Mifflin and Union counties have been moved from “drought warning” to “drought watch,” while Carbon, Juniata, Monroe, and Schuykill counties have all been moved from “drought watch” to normal. These declarations … Continue reading

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The Future of Sustainability Incentives?

Over the past 15 years, federal and state governments have increasingly allocated more and more funds to developing sustainability incentives programs for energy efficiency, LEED construction, and renewable energy. Together with utility-companies backed programs, there now exists a robust cache … Continue reading

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Infection Control? EES Can Do It!

Let the knowledgeable staff at EES craft your healthcare facilities’ infectious control plan the next time you’re renovating. Airborne bacteria and viral species can easily spread during construction projects. For more information on how EES can help minimize the potential … Continue reading

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Hospitals Produce Too Much Waste, Specifically in Unused Supplies

https://psmag.com/do-hospitals-in-the-u-s-have-a-waste-problem-59612dc78ae4#.gmf9x6yvf Does this sound familiar? Healthcare facilities produce a ton of waste from simple things such as unused medical supplies. A rigorous review of industrial hygiene protocol and inventory can help hospitals reduce their unused medical waste, helping their bottom … Continue reading

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DEP Links Fracking to Seismic Disturbances

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released an official report investigating seismic events in Lawrence County on April 25-26, 2016 and their connection to nearby fracking sites operated by Hilcorp Energy Company. The report found that the earthquakes … Continue reading

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