Yearly Archives: 2011

Fugitive Emissions Working Group Recognized with U. S. Secretary of Energy’s 2011 Achievement Award

U. S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognized the Fugitive Emissions Working Group (FEWG), of which Argonne National Laboratory is a part, with the Secretary’s Achievement Award — the Department of Energy’s highest non-monetary honor for a group or team effort. … Read More »

Argonne receives 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

Argonne and 24 Illinois companies and organizations were honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The Governor’s Sustainability Awards were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) during a … Read More »

Department of Energy Recognizes Winners of 2011 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today applauded the winners of the 30th annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. Mike Dunn, Deputy Director of Facilities Management & Services and former Sustainability Program Manager at Argonne National Laboratory, was … Read More »

Employees directly impact decrease in laboratory’s greenhouse gas emissions

By Dejan Ristic, Pressure/Energy Systems Engineer-Group Leader, FMS One of Argonne’s key sustainability goals is to better the environment by reducing certain types of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 13 percent by fiscal year 2020, compared to fiscal year … Read More »

Leading by example: Argonne senior management makes “green” vehicle choices

Argonne’s senior management shows leadership in the sustainability arena with their own personal choices in “green” vehicles. They don’t just talk the talk — they walk the walk. Posted Aug. 1, 2011

Skylights and retrofitted lighting make for a brighter future at Argonne

By Diana Anderson, Writer/Editor, CEP Argonne’s sustainability program is installing Solatube skylights in a retrofit pilot program at a few select locations on site. Solatubes allow light to travel several floors down and past right angles, making for bright, natural … Read More »

Solar power boosts Argonne’s new wind farm efforts

By Devin Hodge, Environmental Project Manager, FMS Argonne National Laboratory is using solar-powered acoustic radar to determine the best location for its new wind farm. Wind turbines capture carbon-free energy — just one of many green alternative-energy solutions that Argonne … Read More »

Wind power breezes into Argonne’s operations

By Devin Hodge, Environmental Project Manager, FMS The Argonne Sustainability Program is going to put the “Windy City’s” natural wind resource to the test – and I don’t mean the long-winded political rhetoric that Chicago’s nickname was originally coined from, … Read More »

Compost benefits your garden and reduces landfill waste

By Gregg Kulma, Environmental Engineer Composting is a good way to recycle your yard and kitchen waste and it reduces the volume of garbage sent to landfills. Compost is the decomposition of plant materials into an earthy, dark, crumbly substance … Read More »

Sustainability Idea Exchange

Turn Your Ideas into Action! The Sustainability Idea Exchange website has been built to gather Argonne employees’ ideas for sustainability — the ability to meet our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Employee can post their … Read More »