Category Archives: Environmental Management

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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EPA Releases Report on the Benefits of Global Action on Climate Change

In late June of this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a peer-reviewed report on the economic, health, and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action. The report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Temple University to Receive EPA Brownfields Grant

Temple University in Philadelphia has been awarded funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the cleanup and reuse of brownfield properties in the North Kensington area of Philadelphia. Temple will receive a $200,000 grant to develop the project, … Continue reading

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Obama Designates Massive Marine Reserve

Last week, President Obama designated the world’s largest marine reserve in the Pacific Islands.  The reserve will cover 470,000 square miles of ocean around the islands.  The area is a major expansion of the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National … Continue reading

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Environmental Compliance Assistance for Hospitals

Managing pharmaceutical waste and conserving energy at hospitals and health care facilities are both difficult and time-consuming, ongoing processes.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have specific regulations for managing pharmaceutical waste.  According to the EPA, a proposal is … Continue reading

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EPA Provides Grant to Philly

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administered a $200,000 grant to a Philadelphia nonprofit group this week to help train local residents for environmental jobs.   The grant went to the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) and will specifically be used to train … Continue reading

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