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The PEiR Group is undertaking a Green Program for its Members.

It’s a program to make members, and our industry, as sustainable and environmentally forward-thinking as possible. Our intention is to be a green leader in reprography.

We will work internally to reduce consumption of resource-intensive goods. We will work with our vendors and suppliers to help make current reprographic practices more environmentally sound.

And just as important, we will make our memberss aware of products and services that can assist them in employing environmentally-friendly approaches to construction document management.

Recycling means using materials that would otherwise become waste in new and innovative ways. Recycling significantly reduces demand on forests, uses less total energy, produces fewer contaminants, saves natural resources, reduces landfill waste, and is better for the environment. Glass, aluminum, plastics, and paper are all recyclable. Being so paper-centric, it’s a goal of The PEiR Group to promote paper recycling.

 ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2006 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 25 million cars — all while saving $14 billion on their utility bills. Get tips and tricks on saving energy at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home.index

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New USGS Filter Removes Phosphorus from Waste WaterOpen in a New Window

A tabletop water filter demo designed to remove phosphorus from waste water has in five-years grown into a fully functional water treatment system capable of filtering more than 100-thousand gallons per day.Designed by a small U.S. Geological Survey team, this cost-effective and environmentally friendly water filter system uses discarded mining byproducts, called mine drainage ochre, as the primary filtering agent to remove phosphorus from municipal and agricultural waste waters.

 

Scientists Design Solar Cell That Captures Nearly All Solar Spectrum EnergyOpen in a New Window

A SEAS researcher helped develop technology that could become the most efficient solar cell in the world.

 

Could concrete help solve the problem of air pollution?Open in a New Window

Study indicates concrete construction waste can help rid the air of sulfur dioxide, a major pollutant.

 

When the rubber hits the road: Recycled tires create stronger concreteOpen in a New Window

UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste.The researchers experimented with different proportions of recycled tire fibres and other materials used in concrete—cement, sand and water—before finding the ideal mix, which includes 0.35 per cent tire fibres, according to researcher Obinna Onuaguluchi, a postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering at UBC.

 

Are Bidets More Environmentally Friendly Than Toilet Paper?Open in a New Window

While bidets remain unpopular in America, they’re a familiar fixture in bathrooms all over the world. And they raise an inevitable question: Is it better for the environment if you wipe, or should you wash instead?The answer may surprise you — and could lead you to rethink your next bathroom remodel.

 

Rooftop Solar Panels Are Great for the Planet—But Terrible for FirefightersOpen in a New Window

When first responders arrived to the burning home on Eugene Street in Manchester, New Hampshire just after 2 am on January 27, half the home was already up in flames. It was a big fire, but relatively routine: Working in the dark, the firefighters made sure the two residents got out unharmed, and got to work.

 

Why Don't Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency?Open in a New Window

Not long ago in the southwest of England, a local community set out to replace a 1960s-vintage school with a new building using triple-pane windows and super-insulated walls to achieve the highest possible energy efficiency. The new school proudly opened on the same site as the old one, with the same number of students, and the same head person—and was soon burning more energy in a month than the old building had in a year.

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In this collection you will find relevant information on sustainability and green initiative being promoted by various industries.
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Leed Certification Steps PDF (118.12 KB) Administration 5/13/2010
PEIR Member wins Oce Green Repro of the Year 2009 PDF (12.54 KB) Administration 5/13/2010
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