Sustainability has become common in the workplace because it answers the call of many leaders to reduce the need for natural resources in producing the company’s offering. Additionally, sustainability optimization can lead to cost reductions and improved operations.
Edward Ballo has worked on major relighting projects which involved partnering with the utility provider to introduce T-8 lighting, new ballast and an energy management system technology to reduce the environmental footprint and allow for monetary rebates. He was involved with other environmental projects which included introducing variable speed drives on pumps, elimination or reduction of hot water for process cleaning, reuse of boiler feed water, waterless urinals and solar arrays.
Several examples of sustainability results are the replacement of a site’s cooling towers with chillers. By doing this, there was a 2 percent reduction in water usage for the hemisphere and an 8 percent reduction of water usage for the US. The results assisted the corporation with achieving their goal to use less water worldwide.
Another example of sustainability is how one site worked with the community to give away its nonhazardous, dewatered, waste water treatment sludge to a local greenhouse. One site also gave away cardboard boxes to not for profit businesses so they could reuse them for their offerings.
Contact Edward Ballo with e3s Consulting for help with your company’s sustainability optimization.