Category Archives: Sustainability

Sustainability and The Healthier Hospitals Initiative

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is an industry wide movement designed to incorporate the principles of sustainability into current health care practices.  When the healthcare industry realized that sustainability could produce cost savings, while simultaneously mitigating environmental impacts, the development … Continue reading

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Green Remediation: The Sustainable Approach to Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup

My name is Josh Shkrab and as a new Environmental Intern at EES, I would like to provide a brief summary of my background.  I moved from a mid-sized town in Florida to Philadelphia to pursue my Master’s degree in … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Projects Save AT&T Millions

EES has posted a number of blogs regarding sustainability initiatives, and how quickly they can improve a company’s bottom line.  Last year AT&T implemented 4,200 energy efficiency projects at its facilities.  These projects ranged from lighting changes to network upgrades, … Continue reading

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Key Industrial Material, Now Greener

Weijie Ji, Chak-Tong Au, and colleagues claim they discovered an environmentally friendly way to produce acrylic acid, which is used in the production of goods such as paint, diapers, adhesives and much more.  The process eliminates the need for petroleum, … Continue reading

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Brownfields 2011 – Sustainability Conference

Earlier this week the Pennsylvania Convention Center hosted Brownfields 2011, a sustainability conference hosted by the EPA and ICMA.  The three day conference focused on brownfields remediation and the importance of sustainability throughout all projects.  I attended the conference Monday, … Continue reading

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President Obama on “Winning the Future”

President Obama spoke at Penn State, University Park last week.  The president focused on energy innovation, and the implications of such developments.  Obama discussed the number of jobs energy innovation could create, the amount of emissions it could reduce and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Plastic Waste

A significant amount of household plastic ends up in landfills each year.  This is due in part to our own laziness, but also due to the expensive and labor intensive recycling process.  However, the University of Warwick has developed a … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Health Care

Last Friday our president, Tom Petersen, presented a speech regarding sustainability in health care to more than twenty Hospital Fire Marshal Association members.  The speech focused on building a green team, selecting small projects, building from success and finding ways … Continue reading

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College Sustainability Report Card 2011

Fall semester just concluded, but students are not the only ones receiving grades.  GreenReportCard.org is the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.  The site recently released the … Continue reading

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Food, Antibiotics & Public Health: A Call to Action

Last week EES attended Food, Antibiotics & Public Health: A Call to Action in Healthcare, a speaking engagement in Philadelphia, Pa. The Women’s Health & Environmental Network (WHEN) and Thomas Jefferson University sponsored the event.   The speakers focused on everyday … Continue reading

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