2007 Environmental Benefits Realized: Reports: Clean Utah

Overview

  • Recycled 4,988.7 tons of material
  • Reduced total energy usage by 7,583.23 MMBTU
  • Saved 648,000 gallons of water
  • Saved 6,448,957 cf of natural gas
  • Reduced trips and prevented the following from entering the environment:

    • 202 tons of hydrocarbons
    • 1505 tons of carbon monoxide
    • 100 tons of nitrogen
    • 29,957 tons of carbon dioxide

Autoliv Ogden Technical Center Goals

Goal
Replace metal halide lights in the warehouse section of the facility with energy-saving fluorescent lighting.

Accomplishment

Year KwH Used
2006 6,586,476
2007 6,538,731

Goal
Remove the existing lawn from a specific area and replace it with native/xeric landscaping to conserve water.

Accomplishment
Lawn was removed from an area of approximately 1,625 sq ft. The watering system was changed and then the area was re-landscaped. As the plants become established, little or no supplemental water will be needed.

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Firestone Building Products Goals

Goal
Reduce use of hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing process.

Accomplishment
While production increased by 15.5% over the previous year, consumption of hazardous chemicals increased by only 5.5%. This was accomplished through improved process controls and continuing training of equipment operators.

Goal
Reduce amount of dust generated per unit of production.

Accomplishment
The facility continues to alternative disposal options for the dust brick generated during the manufacturing process. (The bricks are currently landfilled.) A possible source had been found as of the filing of this report and, if test results are positive, recycling will begin.

Additional Accomplishment Reported
Implemented a comprehensive recycling program and was able to recycle 36.7 tons of cardboard, wooden pallets, scrap metal and packaging products.

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Hexcel Goals

Goal
Reduce plant wide steam consumptions

Accomplishment
Saved 648,000 gallons of water and 6,448,957 cf of natural gas.

Goal
Implement “use-as-is” methylene chlorine recycling.

Accomplishment

Actual 2006 Actual 2007
147,000 lbs 118,785 lbs

The chemical was reused and not sent for incineration, as had previously been done. The environment benefited and company saved on disposal and other costs.

Goal
Continue plant-wide recycling program.

Accomplishment

Recycled 2006 Recycled 2007
3.85 million lbs 5 million lbs

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La-Z-Boy Goals

Goal
Reduce solid waste going to the local landfill, measured in pounds per equivalent piece of furniture produced.

Accomplishment

Measurement (in tons)

Year Weight to Landfill Recycled Weight Total Weight Percent Weight Recycled
2007 334 2,452 2,787 88%
2006 560 2,471 3,031 81.5%
2005 613 2,435 3,048 79.9%
2004 787 2,455 3,242 75.7%

Goal
Enhance facility’s energy efficiency and, subsequently, reduce air emissions.

Accomplishment
Total energy use for the plan was reduced by 6,054 MMBTU or 12.6% when compared to the previous year.

Year Gas Used
(MMBTU)
Electric Use
(KWH)
Electric Use
(MMBTU)
Total Energy Use
(MMBTU)
2007 15,002 7,898,400 26,957 41,959
2006 15,521 9,520,200 32,492 48,013
2005 18,043 9,480,600 32,357 50,400
2004 22,071 9,363,600 31,958 54,029

For more details, see: La-Z-Boy 2007 Annual Report.


Utah Transit Authority Goals

Goal
Expand the vanpool program by seven to 15%.

Accomplishment

Baseline Measure (2006) Actual (2007)
405 vans 471 vans

It is estimated that the increase displaced an additional 594 single passenger vehicles by the end of 2007.  In addition, an estimated 65,408,321 single passenger miles were not taken in 2007.  Based on EPA’s average annual emissions and fuel consumption for passenger cars and the single passenger miles not taken, the following table lists the total annual pollution not emitted and fuel not consumed:

Component Emission Rate
and Fuel Consumption
Total Annual Pollution Not Emitted
and Fuel Not Consumed
Hydrocarbons 2.80 grams/mile 202 tons
Carbon Monoxide 20.9 grams/mile 1505 tons
Oxides of Nitrogen 1.39 grams/mile 100 tons
Carbon Dioxide 0.916 lbs/mile 29,957 tons
Gasoline 0/0456 gal/mile 2,982,619 gallons

Goal
Implement energy savings program and reduce electrical usage along the North-South TRAX Park ‘n’ Ride lots by five percent.

Accomplishment

Measurement Pre Program Energy Use
(Mar-Nov, 2006)
Actual
(Mar-Nov 2007)
Kilowatt-hour 925,071 819,848

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Originally posted: December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am
Last updated: December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am
Categories: Clean Utah