Business Services GroupThe Business Environmental Program provides free and confidential environmental management assistance to business and government operations in Nevada. The Program specializes in cost effective strategies to reduce hazardous materials and waste generation, conserve water and energy, minimize air emissions, and maintain compliance with environmental requirements. The program provides training, on-site consultation, assistance over the phone and through its website and publications.

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‘Chemical-free’ cleaning is trending i...

Posted: July 17, 2014 Source: The Guardian – Sustainable Business.com Will greener cleaning methods, such as salt-based split stream water technology, replace conventional powders and bleaches? “Chemical-free” cleaning is something of a trend in the commercial sector, but expense and effectiveness doubts mean it’s not catching on in homes. Photo: Alamy Randy Reed, deputy assistant […]

EPA COMPLETES LONG-AWAITED “WIPER RULE”...

Source: The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) BY: Jessica Franken, SMART Government Affairs Consultant Well, it took nearly thirty years, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally published its long- awaited, final solvent-contaminated wipes rule (a.k.a. “wiper rule”), thereby better leveling the regulatory playing field between non-laundered wipes and rags and […]

Leave no e-trace...

Source: Sustainable Industries.com by Harpreet Cheema The pace of change in technology today is unrelenting. Electronics are outdated in the blink of an eye, consigned to trash, or e-trash. Today’s consumer is obsessed with new technology; there are over 300 million computers and one billion cell phones produced every year. With old electronics becoming redundant, […]

Green Infrastructure Permitting and Enforcement Fa...

EPA has released a series of six factsheets on incorporating green infrastructure measures into National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wet weather programs. The series builds upon existing EPA authority, guidance, and agreements to describe how EPA and state permitting and enforcement professionals can work with permittees to include green infrastructure measures as part of […]

The Pretreatment 101 Series: Industrial User Permi...

This webinar is intended to help publicly owned treatment works (POTW) personnel implement their local pretreatment program.  The National Pretreatment Program regulations identify specific requirements for controlling the wastewater discharges from nondomestic users. When a control mechanism is used to authorize the discharge of wastewater to a POTW, it must contain certain conditions and requirements.  […]

Water Quality 101 Webinar Available Online...

The Water Quality Standards Virtual Academy webinar “Water Quality Standards 101″ is available as an archived recorded webinar.  Water quality standards are the foundation of the water quality-based pollution control program mandated by the Clean Water Act. Water quality standards define the goals for a waterbody by designating its uses, setting criteria to protect those […]

Healthy Interiors: If These Walls Could Talk...

Janet Brown, Contributing Editor, Health Care Design Magazine If you close your eyes and think of an interior where you felt relaxed and at peace, what comes to mind? Jean Hansen, FIIDA, CID, AAHID, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, sustainable interiors manager, senior professional associate, HDR Architecture, Inc.; Michelle Halle Stern, AIA, PE, MSPH, LEED Fellow, director, […]

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry...

Justin Ward, VP, Business Practices – Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, Conservation International and Mari Snyder, VP, Social Responsibility, Marriott International, discuss the importance of sustainability in the hospitality industry. Watch the video at Environmental Leader

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