Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

WEF Offers Members Access to Energy Roadmap Executive Summary

March 16, 2015

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Energy Roadmap Cover

The Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management offers guidance for utilities to take advantage of sustainable energy sources. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now offers the executive summary of the book to members online at no cost and to nonmembers for $7. In 2012, WEF convened […]

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Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality

August 27, 2014

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Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Omnivore™ system, which will help the authority become 90% to 100% energy neutral by 2015. Photo courtesy of VVWRA.

Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic digesters to produce energy and developed a holistic energy-management plan. These […]

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Help WERF Identify Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery Solutions by Aug. 31

August 22, 2014

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For a new study, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is working to identify barriers and response solutions to energy efficiency and resource recovery at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Through Aug. 31, water sector professionals are invited to take the […]

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Moving Into a Resource Recovery Paradigm

April 29, 2014

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Sandino explained that the sector is moving into a resource recovery paradigm to luncheon attendees. WEF photo/Jennifer Fulcher.

Water sector leader presents a vision for the future at WEF headquarters   The future requires that wastewater treatment processes move into uncharted waters. Julian Sandino, a vice president at CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.), presented his vision of the sector’s future during a luncheon at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters on Feb. […]

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WEF Members Participate in U.S. EPA ‘Net Zero’ Workshop

April 8, 2014

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Alicia Chakrabarti, associate engineer at East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, Calif.), discusses NetZero with Mark Kodak, senior fellow at the Army Environmental Policy Institute. WEF staff photo/Barry Liner.

Water sector leaders representing the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) attended a “net zero” workshop on Feb. 25 to develop a resource document and roadmap that will help communities and partners reduce waste, and water- and energy-footprints at a local level. Professionals from various disciplines attended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshop, “Promoting […]

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Department of Energy Offers Finance Programs

January 3, 2014

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The energy and water sectors are linked inextricably. Recognizing this connection, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the guide to Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment. The guide provides an overview and individual descriptions of 31 federal finance facilities as well as individual contact information for each […]

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WEF Pavilions Feature Brief Presentations

September 23, 2013

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The Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC 2015 will be located in Booth No. 358, Hall A, of the exhibition. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Educational opportunities at WEFTEC® 2013 extend beyond the nearly 150 sessions in the conference program. Brief presentations in the Stormwater and Innovation pavilions also will be a part of the experience. In addition to industry-leading companies, both pavilions will contain theaters and feature an array of brief interactive programming, from focusing on trivia to meeting […]

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Battling for the Title of Greenest Building

July 3, 2013

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Battle of the Buildings Walk for Water

U.S. EPA Names Battle of the Buildings 2012 Winners   More than 3000 buildings from across the United States took the challenge to reduce energy use during 2012 in hopes of being named winner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Entrants tracked energy and cost […]

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