Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
PEiR Green
Share |

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

For more information other web links go to the top of the page and find PEiR Green Links or Click Here:

RSS Feeds below:
 

AIM to Grow Conference held on the Agricultural CampusOpen in a New Window

The Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, the Government of the Netherlands and a group of Dutch agri-food companies, Greenhouse industries and organizations, are teaming up to explore the possibilities of supporting more local food production and related R&D using innovative Controlled Environment Agriculture in Atlantic Canada.Controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) is a technology-based approach toward food production. The aim is to provide protection and maintain optimal growing conditions throughout the development of the crop. Production takes place within an enclosed growing structure such as a greenhouse or building.

 

Sustainable Engineering Solutions for Water and EnergyOpen in a New Window

Onita Basu still vividly remembers the exact moment she decided to devote her career to sustainable water solutions and practices.“I was in a second-year Chemical Engineering lab working with a solution of water that looked relatively clean,” she recalls. “When I passed the water through a treatment process I was shocked to see an incredible amount of dissolved copper emerge from the solution and begin coating onto various surfaces. It was an eye-opening experience to realize that we cannot always tell what is in our water.”

 

Biomimicry = Return on InspirationOpen in a New Window

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing–even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.

 

The Coast Is Not So ClearOpen in a New Window

Marine scientists synthesize research and evaluate a model on coastal armoring and its ecological effects in soft sediment environments

 

Sustainable food startup looks north through non-profit partnershipOpen in a New Window

A University of Toronto startup that sells vertical hydroponic growing systems has joined forces with a Ryerson University-linked non-profit to bring down the stratospheric cost of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada’s northernmost communities.The unique partnership was forged at this year’s OCE innovation conference after Conner Tidd, a co-founder of U of T’s Just Vertical, ran into the founders of Ryerson’s Growing North. Tidd knew Growing North had built a geodesic greenhouse filled with hydroponic towers in Naujaat, NV.

 

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.

Sustainability Library

More InfoHide Info ]
In this collection you will find relevant information on sustainability and green initiative being promoted by various industries.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
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
Site Search
Sign In
Sign In securely

For more information please contact The PEiR Group by either phone 925-658-9022 or email : info@planwell.com.