Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

LEED

What is LEED? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  Buildings that are LEED Certified are energy efficient, sustainable, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Once a building is LEED Certified, it is given one of four ratings; Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.  These buildings are revolutionizing the way we think of construction projects.…

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Triad’s Wind Power

About Wind Power Wind power works by harnessing the Earth’s natural blowing wind and turning it into energy. When the wind catches a turbine’s blades and forces it to spin, it turns a rotor inside the top of the turbine. The rotor is connected to a main shaft inside which spins a generator.  Finally, once…

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Food Waste

Food Waste in the U.S. It is estimated that around 45% of all food produced in the United States eventually ends up going to waste. This amounts to approximately 40-60 million tons of food going to a landfill each year! Although many feel that it is not bad to waste so much food because it…

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Zero Landfill Consulting

What is Zero Landfill? Zero Landfill is not the same as Zero Waste. Zero Landfill applies to companies who achieve a landfill waste diversion of 100%.  This means that the company does not send any of their waste products directly to the landfill.  This allows for recycling companies like Triad Recycling to take much of the…

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