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Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner — Pioneer Automotive Technologies Case Study

Pioneer in Springboro, Ohio, assembles vehicle electronics including radio, sound systems and GPS navigation units. Pioneer was awarded the E3 Bronze in September 2013 and E3 Gold in May 2016. Pioneer’s proactive environmental policy promotes waste and greenhouse gas emission reductions and meeting the goals established in their ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS). Annual updates to their management policy identify goals and reflect the EMS priorities. Their long-term goal is to achieve zero waste-to-landfill status.

Pollution Prevention (P2) at Home

You may not realize it, but the products you buy and throw away can impact the environment. During their lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times their adult weight in garbage. Paper, yard and food waste make up about 56 percent of solid landfill waste, while plastics are about 13 percent. Americans throw out 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste per year, consisting of things like batteries, pesticides, paint, electronic equipment and used oil. We also consume a lot of water — a family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day.

Does your business use an air compressor?

If you answered yes, then you can probably save money on your electric bill by evaluating your air compressor use. Compressed air is expensive because system efficiency is about 10-15 percent. Most energy used to create compressed air is released as heat. Air compressors require seven to eight horsepower (HP) input to operate a one-HP air motor, making it one of the most expensive utilities for a business.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Reports from Loan Recipients Due October 14, 2016

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Reports from Loan Recipients Due October 14, 2016

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Ohio’s Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Applications and Ohio's Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program for Schools

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Ohio’s Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Applications and Ohio's Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program for Schools

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