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Scott Jenkins of Mercedes-Benz Stadium & Chair of the Green Sports Alliance to speak at Compost2018

Construction & Demolition Recycling
by CDR Staff

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Komptech Americas a supplier of machinery and systems for the mechanical and mechanical-biological treatment of solid waste and for the treatment of biomass as a renewable energy source headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, has committed to become the headline sponsor at the 26th Annual U.S. Composting Council (USCC) Conference and Tradeshow. Komptech was one of the original demonstrators of equipment for USCC’s equipment and demonstration days.

USCC’s Compost2018, titled Game On! Building Sustainable Communities, will be held Jan. 22 to 25, 2018, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. The conference routinely attracts 1,000 attendees and includes four days of workshops, expo, sessions as well as an off-site live demonstration of compost manufacturing equipment. Scott Jenkins of the Atlanta Falcons and Chair of the Green Sports Alliance will be a keynote speaker.

“We support the U.S. Composting Council and its goal to significantly impact the compost industry. With our headline sponsorship, we are solidifying not only our commitment to the council and the conference, but to the entire composting industry,” says Brandon Lapsys, general manager of Komptech Americas.

Learn more here.

Earth Matters: The Zero-Waste House That Jeter Built

by Susan Hellauer

Birds-eye view of the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Starting with recycled steel and concrete, and diversion of construction waste, the home of the Yankees has become one of Major League Baseball`s greenest operations. Photo courtesy The New York Yankees.

Birds-eye view of the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Starting with recycled steel and concrete, and diversion of construction waste, the home of the Yankees has become one of Major League Baseball`s greenest operations. Photo courtesy The New York Yankees.

It was the hottest ticket in town and I—Yankee fan from my Bronx birth—had snagged one in the left field main deck, thanks to my old friend Wendy, who had a ticket to spare. It was May 14th, Derek Jeter night, and the Yankees honored the 42-year-old former captain and future Hall of Famer by retiring his number (2) and unveiling his Monument Park plaque. The pre-game ceremony—for which all remained standing—was filled with career-spanning clutch-play highlights, Jeter-era Yankee greats, and a Wagner opera’s worth of heroic fanfares.

When the emotional hour-long event was over, the ever-considerate Wendy took all the snack boxes, cups and food wrappers up to discard them. She returned after a long absence looking puzzled: there wasn’t a garbage can to be found anywhere. Finally, she spied a maintenance man pushing a cart, and tossed in the trash.

But that trash in her hands wasn’t trash at all. Rather, it was destined for diversion—to be recycled or composted, never to see a landfill. The new Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009 across the street from the now-demolished 1923 House that Ruth Built, was designed from the get-go as a sustainable, zero-waste oasis, and not a daily avalanche of food-related garbage, like most stadiums.

Green from the ground up

Thanks to organizations like the 384-member (and growing) Green Sports Alliance, teams and stadiums of all kinds are making strides toward zero waste. The shift is sparing landfills millions of cubic feet of garbage each year, reducing energy and water use, and cutting down on carbon emissions. And the Bronx’s 47,422-seat Yankee Stadium is one of Major League Baseball’s greenest operations.

There was no need to convert the new stadium to a more sustainable profile: it was all baked in, right from the recycled structural steel and concrete aggregate used in its construction.The 31,000 square-foot Great Hall, through which most guests arrive, is built with massive open-air archways that allow for natural cooling and ventilation: no air conditioning required. The energy savings per game from this alone equals about 125 New York City apartments shutting off their air-conditioning for a summer day.

The savings don’t stop there. The stadium’s ultra-efficient plumbing fixtures spare about 3.1 million gallons of water each year, reducing water use by 22 percent. And automated building controls are calibrated to reduce power consumption of lighting and ventilation systems when not in use.

Read the full post here.

To learn more about Green Sports Alliance membership, contact rahul@greensportsalliance.org

Waste Management Analytics from Busch Systems

Facility Executive

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On April 26, 2017, Busch Systems will introduce its Resource Center, a collection analytics software program designed to track recycling and waste management efforts at the station level. Facility management leaders interested in gaining insight into their organizations’ waste management can sign up for free to use this tool.

Busch Systems International is a leading company in the design and retail of recycling, compost, and waste containers since the company’s inception in 1985. Comments Mike Baxter, marketing manager with the company, “Our passion is helping organizations reach their sustainability goals and this new software offers all of the tools to help make this happen.”

Two years in development, the primary function of Resource Center is to provide statistics on diversion rates and showcase the breakdown of the users recycling streams, the amount of money saved, and a range of other data on the positive impact their recycling efforts are making on the environment, all in real-time. States Baxter, “The Resource Center is effective for all levels of sustainability programs across all verticals. It is suitable for the beginner to advanced user as it provides analytic display options for both introductory and sophisticated tracking and analytics.”

Beyond providing analytics, the Resource Center provides additional resources such as how-to guides, marketing materials, educational resources, and an exclusive choropleth mapping tool which provides visuals of sustainability from the county, regional, and state/provincial level.

Comments Baxter, “Most of the algorithms were designed solely for this software and the fact that we’re offering this service complimentary is unprecedented as far as we know. We’re continuing to prepare additional upgrades and phases to the Resource Center so there will always be something new to discover for the user.”

Read more here.

MEMBERS INCLUDE...
386
TOTAL MEMBERS
181
TEAMS
190
VENUES
15
LEAGUES