landfill gas to energy

USGBC Panel on Landfills, Technology, and the Future

December 3, 2020

SCS Professionals Ali Khatami and David Hostetter, along with sustainability expert Leslie Lukacs will discuss “Landfills, Technology, and the Future” at a panel hosted by the US Green Building Council on December 3 (1:00 PM Eastern).

  • Dr. Khatami (Project Director and Vice President of SCS Engineers) will discuss the history of landfills and waste management, including engineering improvements to safety and environmental risk reduction;
  • Mr. Hostetter (Remote Monitoring and Controls Regional Manager of SCS Engineers) will talk about new landfill technologies, including using landfill gas to create energy from waste; and
  • Ms. Lukacs (Executive Director, Zero Waste Sonoma) will address sustainable materials management and the drive to Zero Waste, using Sonoma as a case study.
  • Jessica Wright, LEED Green Associate, TRUE Advisor, Senior Project Manager, ecoPreserve (Moderator)

Landfills are a part of what keeps our society moving. While they have their drawbacks, advances in landfill design and technology use in landfills are improving their operation and management. This panel will address what we see coming in the future to help our society manage our waste.

Event registration: https://101520landfills.eventbrite.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/643323933211008
LinkedIn event: https://www.linkedin.com/events/6718943429298003968/

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 1:00 pm

University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE Platinum STARS Rating for Sustainability

October 24, 2017

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded UNH the STARS Platinum rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. The Platinum STAR is the highest possible rating and held by only a handful of higher education institutions in the world.

Some highlights of UNH’s sustainability achievements:

  • The main campus is powered 100 percent by renewable energy
  • 85 percent of campus energy comes from recycled landfill gas
  • Home to the first organic dairy research farm in the nation
  • Composts 25,000 pounds of dining hall food waste per month
  • Ranked second in North America for the study of ecology

“UNH committed to use renewable energy and move toward a sustainable energy economy early,” said Steve Hamilton, Sr. Vice President of SCS Engineers – Energy Division. “The decision to convert landfill gases to renewable energy kick-started a very successful program which is paying off for the University and in the surrounding community.”

Benefits include:

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am