08 Oct '11, 11pm

Near Net Zero Reached at Frito-Lay Plant

Membrane Bio Reactor with Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis recovers/recycles up to 75% of the water at the manufacturing plant. This week, after reaching its sustainable plan, the company unveiled changes to the Casa Grande, Arizona plant, a 188,000-square foot building on 202 acres of land, and the first food plant to achieve LEED Existing Building Gold Certification. Though I'm no fan of Cheetos and other fat-, salt- and sugar-laden snacks , this provides a model transformation that shows what can-and should--be done to create a significant impact if more existing buildings made the commitment to reach a critical mass. To reach its goal, Frito-Lay installed five solar arrays, a biomass boiler and other technologies to reduce the site's environmental footprint. The facility now generates two-thirds of its energy from renewable sources in an effort to reduce 50% in greenhouse ...

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Near Net Zero Reached at Frito-Lay Plant

treehugger.com 09 Oct '11, 12am

Membrane Bio Reactor with Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis recovers/recycles up to 75% of the water at the manufacturing plant...

Near Net Zero Reached at Frito-Lay Plant : Tree...

treehugger.com 09 Oct '11, 12am

Membrane Bio Reactor with Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis recovers/recycles up to 75% of the water at the manufacturing plant...

“Near Net Zero” at Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande Facility in Arizona: Despite environmentalist's love for salty snac...

“Near Net Zero” at Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande Faci...

greentechmedia.com 07 Oct '11, 4pm

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environmentalleader.com 05 Oct '11, 9am

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green-energy-news.com 09 Oct '11, 1am

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Fate Zero

gordonator.com 09 Oct '11, 4am

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solardaily.com 09 Oct '11, 10pm

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straitstimes.com 09 Oct '11, 11am

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A Report from PepsiCo's Road to Zero

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greenbiz.com 05 Oct '11, 4pm

This morning, PepsiCo announced the latest phase of the company's ongoing efforts to transform a 27-year-old Frito-Lay man...

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thefinance.sg 14 Oct '11, 5pm

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Net Zero Energy Building Certification Program ...

ecohomemagazine.com 20 Oct '11, 1pm

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has launched the Net Zero Energy Building Certification program. Modeled ...

Spain

cleantechnica.com 08 Oct '11, 6pm

Spain’s (and the world’s first) 24/7 solar power plant , Gemasolar, in July it was one of the most popular stories of the ...