05 Aug '11, 3pm

First Takes: Diversey Improves Water Use, Solar Enhances Home Values, & More

First Takes: Diversey Improves Water Use, Solar Enhances Home Values, & More

• Diversey Makes Gains on Water Use and Efficiency: Diversey reported its sustainability performance for 2010 today. At first glance, it appears the company reduced total water use in its operations by 4 percent, while net water use, which denotes water-use efficiency at a location, improved by 8 percent. Total energy use was little changed from the year before, but waste disposed to landfills, incineration or other non-beneficial use soared 45 percent. "This increase was primarily driven by the full operation of new onsite wastewater treatment plants at our India and China manufacturing locations. While these treatment plants allow Diversey to effectively treat our industrial wastewater to meet or exceed local discharge requirements, they also generate solid waste that requires off-site disposal." • Home Property Values Get a Boost from Solar: Homes that have solar photov...

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