Category Archives: Pollution Prevention

Argonne presented with USGBC-IL award

On May 23, Argonne received the U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter’s Intent to Matter award in the Outstanding Large Organization category. The award recognizes an organization that has made significant strides to reduce its environmental footprint or improve the … Read More »

Argonne leads the way in greenhouse gas reductions: sulfur hexafluoride recovery and recycling

Argonne National Laboratory is leading the way in greenhouse gas reductions, particularly with the recapture and recycling of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). SF6 is a gas used in industry as an anti-arcing agent. It is an extremely potent greenhouse gas — … Read More »

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 »

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 »

Greening the fleet

Argonne’s vehicle fleet is getting greener. Through a program initiated and conceived by John Surdey, manager of Material Handling and Transportation and the Fleet Manager, new environmentally friendly vehicles have been leased through a partnership with the Government Services Administration … Read More »

Bike Share Program

  Argonne’s Bike Share program is designed to provide an alternative to automobile use for travel around the laboratory site and to promote wellness in the workplace. The bikes and helmets were paid for with funds that Argonne’s Pollution Prevention … Read More »