Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle September 2006 E-Newsletter

Continuing our efforts to better communicate new products, services, industry news, and regulatory updates, Air Cycle provides the following E-Newsletter. See Special Offer Below

Air Cycle Applauds New EPA Study

The EPA recently released a report on lamp crushing in which Air Cycle participated. The purpose of the study was to examine how well drum top lamp crushing devices meet the goal of containing mercury emission. While another manufacturers' device had significant difficulty capturing the released mercury, the Bulb Eater® performed very well meeting both OSHA and ACGIH standards. Air Cycle is pleased to have participated in this study and we look forward to a continued collaboration with EPA.

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Light Bright - Article

TFM Magazine August 2006

Disposal of fluorescent and HID lamps that contain mercury and lead can be a trial for facility managers. Almost every state’s regulations differ from the others. But they all require time consuming storage, packaging, paperwork, and organization.

Some customers wonder if it wouldn’t just be easier, more economical, and more environmentally friendly use incandescent lamps exclusively to simplify the process. Unfortunately, this isn’t an option.

Regulations have been evolving for several years to encourage recycling. Both California and New York now require recycling of all fluorescent and HID lamps, and other states won’t be far behind.

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Hybrid Lighting Technology Shows Potential for Energy Efficiency and Savings

Building Operating Management Magazine

A newly-developed hybrid lighting technology pioneered by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) could save facilities thousands of dollars annually in lighting costs, according to ORNL.

Five hybrid solar lighting systems are already in place and another 20 are scheduled to be installed, ORNL says.

The technology collects sunlight and pipes it into buildings using bundles of small optical fibers, resulting in potentially significant energy savings in lighting and maintenance costs.

The system can save about 6,000 kilowatt hours per year in lighting and another 2,000 in reduced cooling needs for a total of 8,000 kilowatt hours annually, according to estimates by Sunlight Direct, a company that licensed the technology from ORNL.

Over 10 years, for parts of the country where the utility rates are 10 cents per kilowatt hour, that can result in savings up to $8,000 per hybrid solar lighting unit. For large floor spaces - 100,000 to 200,000 square feet - this translates into energy cost savings of between $1 million and $2 million over 10 years, according to Sunlight Direct.

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Electronics Recycling Update

CRTs are the video display components of televisions and computer monitors. The glass in CRTs typically contains enough lead to require managing it as hazardous waste under certain circumstances. Under the previous regulations, businesses and other organizations that recycle or dispose of CRTs were sometimes unclear about the proper way to recycle or dispose of this equipment. That uncertainty sometimes prevented CRTs from being recycled and reused. EPA is changing CRT waste management requirements to promote additional safe recycling and reuse of CRTs. About 57 million computers and televisions are sold in the United States annually.

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Earn FREE Recycling Dollars For Referrals

Please forward this enewsletter to friends and colleagues that may have an interest in Air Cycle products and/or services. Have your friend mention your name and earn $200 in free recycling for every $1000 they spend. Larger credits may be negiotated for corporate wide contracts.

Mercury Spotlight

What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high-quality protein and other essential nutrients, are low in saturated fat, and contain omega-3 fatty acids.

However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern. Yet, some fish and shellfish contain higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child's developing nervous system.

How You Can Reduce Your Risk »

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