sustainability

April 4, 2024

Join SCS Engineers as a Platinum Sponsor at the 40th Annual Environmental Training Symposium & Conference, held in-person at the San Diego Convention Center. This conference includes 25 educational sessions on three tracks running simultaneously over two days, May 13th-14th. The conference hosts a robust Exhibit Hall, an Awards Luncheon, and a San Diego Bay Yacht Cruise. Panels will cover topics including air, hazardous materials, health & safety, sustainability, and water quality, with expert speakers from Southern California.

Register today!

 

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 8:01 pm

February 28, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at the 39th Annual Northwest Regional Symposium!

The Beaver Chapter of SWANA is happy to announce the return of the 39th Annual Northwest Regional Symposium, taking place May 1st – May 3rd, 2024, at the historic McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. This years theme is Innovation: Shaping the Future of Materials Management.

Throughout the Symposium, participants will be able to engage in discussions, collaborative sessions, and hands-on workshops aimed at driving positive change and fostering innovation in the field of materials management. From exploring emerging technologies to addressing environmental challenges, the Symposium provides a holistic perspective on the evolving landscape of waste management and sustainability.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the field, this symposium offers invaluable insights, resources, and opportunities to stay ahead of the curve. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative experience in materials management!

Click here for more information and registration details.

 

 

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 10:16 am

February 28, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at the 2024 Food and Beverage Environmental Conference on April 16-19! The conference will be held at Hotel Effie in Miramar Beach, FL.

The 2024 Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) is a premier gathering for environmental professionals in the food and beverage industry nationwide. Discover the latest trends in sustainability, water management, supply chain dynamics, air quality, environmental compliance, and professional development.

At the Food and Beverage Environmental Conference, delve into an array of topics crucial to environmental stewardship in the food and beverage sector. From craft breweries to pet food manufacturers, grocery stores, and stakeholders in nutrition, farming, and processing, explore the entire industry spectrum. Join us for insightful discussions and networking opportunities.

Click here for schedule, registration, and other conference details.

 

 

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 9:52 am

February 28, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at the 2024 Food and Beverage Environmental Conference on April 16-19! The conference will be held at Hotel Effie in Miramar Beach, FL.

The 2024 Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) stands as the premier gathering for environmental professionals within the food and beverage industry across the United States. This event serves as a pivotal platform for exploring the latest trends and innovations influencing sustainability, water resource management, supply chain dynamics, air quality enhancement, environmental compliance, and professional development.

At the conference, attendees will be able to delve into a diverse array of topics crucial to environmental stewardship in the food and beverage sector. From craft breweries and distilleries to pet food manufacturers, grocery stores, and stakeholders involved in nutrition, farming, processing, transportation, distribution, and supply chain management, the Food and Beverage Conference encompasses the entire spectrum of industry involvement.

For more information and registration click here!

 

 

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 9:33 am

February 16, 2024

Sustainability Competitions

 

In the pursuit of a sustainable future, organizations increasingly use competitions to showcase their commitment to environmental responsibility. For example, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Better Climate Challenge drives energy efficiency, reduces pollution, and fosters financial savings for participating companies. Today’s blog explores how competitions like the Better Climate Challenge catalyze organizations to raise awareness, implement sustainable practices, and make significant strides towards a greener future.

The Better Climate Challenge sets ambitious goals for participating organizations. Companies then partner with the DOE to substantially reduce their portfolio-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 1 & 2) by at least 50% within the next decade. This challenge spotlights environmental stewardship and aligns with global efforts to combat climate change. To illustrate the impact of such competitions, let’s use the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Better Buildings Challenge, a precursor to the Better Climate Challenge, as a case study.

 

Achieving Energy Reduction

Douglas Latulippe worked with a major national pharmaceutical store chain while participating in the Better Buildings Challenge. Participation required developing comprehensive energy strategies, including demand-side energy conservation measures such as HVAC upgrades, optimization, and controls, high-efficiency lighting and controls, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) for Rooftop Units (RTUs), chiller plant and thermal energy storage, Retro-Commissioning (RCx), and automatic demand response (ADR).

The pharmaceutical chain’s commitment to energy efficiency resulted in an impressive overall energy reduction across all buildings of 17.5%, with some buildings experiencing a reduction of up to 30%. The cumulative impact of these measures resulted in substantial savings of 30 million kWh/yr of electricity and over 100,000 therms/yr of natural gas — eliminating over 21,500 metric tons of CO2 equivalent each year.

Beyond the environmental benefits, these initiatives translate into a noteworthy annual cost savings of over $3 million with a simple payback of under two years. Utility incentives and rebates also helped achieve this impressive return.

 

Partnering for Efficiencies

Participating in energy efficiency challenges fights climate change and saves money by creating win-win scenarios for industry and the environment. SCS Engineers works with clients similarly, creating wins from plan development and project execution to advance sustainability that meets financial and social goals and closing gaps between plans and actual achievements toward carbon reduction goals.

 

Mr. Latulippe is responsible for developing and supporting SCS’s nationwide energy management and renewable energy practice. His work includes services related to our air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG), and sustainability practices for public and private commercial businesses, industrial facility owners, real estate clients, utilities, and renewable energy project developers. His experience includes managing energy portfolios, including capital and operating budget development, power generation, demand-side project and program development, bill management and reporting, and utility incentive program management. He also performed energy audits and GHG reporting for Fortune 500 companies. As part of his power generation experience, Mr. Latulippe patented a solid-fuel gasification system designed for environmental mitigation and pollution control. In addition, the EPA recognized Mr. Latulippe for his extensive work with the ENERGY STAR program.

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

January 18, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at Green Technology’s Sustainable Facilities Forum on May 9 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento, CA.

The conference will highlight strategies, best practices and technologies behind successful public sector facility projects. The event includes access to education sessions, live keynote, annual leadership awards presentations and to the sustainable products and services displays.

The concurrent sessions offer insights from the experts and practitioners at the leading edge of green progress, in fields ranging from transportation and energy to funding, architecture and green schools. Stroll through the exhibit space and discover dozens of green products and services all in one place. Find out what’s new and get an intensive, hands-on education that’s not available anywhere else!

The Forum is designed for public and private sector professionals engaged in facility project design, decarbonization, water conservation, electric vehicle and electric vehicle infrastructure.

Check the conference site for more details and information.

 

 

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 11:35 am

December 15, 2023

Speak with SCS Engineers solid waste experts and SCS Engineers field services professionals at Waste Expo, May 6-9, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Come visit us at BOOTH 2907.

At Waste Expo, you can connect with 13,000 of your peers and over 600 exhibitors. This is one event that pays dividends all year long. Preview the latest vehicles, tune in to the latest technology, and learn the latest curriculum to improve the environment.  For over 50 years, WasteExpo has provided an outstanding event experience in the solid waste, recycling and organics industry.

Numerous summits will be co-located with Waste Expo, including the Food Recovery Forum & Organics Recycling program, where you can interact with SCS Engineers Organics Management and Food Recovery experts.  You can also speak to our experts at Sustainability Talks and several other exciting programs.

The agenda and speakers will be announced soon. Click here for more conference details and registration information.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 11:44 am

December 8, 2023

Catch up with SCS Engineers sustainability experts at the GreenBiz 24 conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, February 12-14.

GreenBiz 24 is the premier conference for sustainable business leaders seeking hands-on, tangible solutions in 2024. Join this growing community to recharge and learn what’s next in decarbonization, biodiversity, supply chains, strategic communications and much more — so you can continue to accelerate your impact and your career.

SCS Engineers Senior Vice President and Sustainability expert Pat Sullivan will be on hand to answer your questions and help you find sustainable solutions.

Click for conference details and registration information. Register by January 19 for $600 off your All-Access Pass.

 

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 1:27 pm

July 7, 2023

Plenty of SCS industrial refrigeration experts will be on hand at BOOTH 509 at the 2023 RETA National Conference, November 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, in Jacksonville, Florida.

The conference will cover a wide ranges of topics for professional development of industrial refrigeration operators and technicians. It spans four days filled with hands-on training, workshops, technical presentations, networking events, and an expansive exhibit hall. No matter your level of experience or position within the Industrial Refrigeration Industry, this educational conference has an all-encompassing and comprehensive program designed to enhance your knowledge and success.

The program is taking shape, check here for conference details and updates, and for registration information.

The conference is organized by the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) and is always a great event!  We hope to see you there!

Posted by Laura Dorn at 11:25 am

March 17, 2023

Join SCS Engineers professionals at the 2023 Annual Florida Brownfields Conference, June 19-21, at Avanti International Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The Florida Brownfields Conference always brings great information from industry experts.  The Call for Abstracts was extended through Friday, May 19. Organizers are seeking presentations on

  • Innovations in the Brownfields Industry (Technology, Project Implementation, Community Outreach, and/or Planning)
  • Brownfields Funding and Incentives (Opportunity Zones, State Brownfield Incentives, and/or Leveraging Funding Sources for Brownfield Projects)
  • Emerging Contaminants of Concern and How These are Managed
  • Brownfields Lessons Learned and/or Lifecycles of Successful Brownfields Projects
  • Environmental Justice (Community Health Improvements through Brownfields Redevelopment and/or Equitable Development, and/or Workforce Development as an Environmental Justice Catalyst)
  • Brownfields Projects addressing Climate Change, Sustainability, and Renewable Energy

 

Registration is now open.  For registration information and more details as the conference takes shape, click here.

Hope to see you there!

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 11:32 am