Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle August 2007 E-Newsletter

Continuing our efforts to better communicate new products, services, industry news, and regulatory updates, Air Cycle provides the following e-newsletter:

Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Careful lamp disposal methods can help keep harmful mercury out of the air.

Bulb Eater Video

Today's Facility Manager

Facility professionals know that using energy efficient lighting goes a long way in reducing overall energy costs. Throughout their operational life, efficient lighting systems contribute not only to visibility and safety for building personnel, but they also reduce emissions from fossil fuel generation.

But it’s not that simple. Most lamps classified as energy efficient are either fluorescent, compact fluorescent, or high intensity discharge (HID) types. Most of these contain very small amounts of mercury (Hg) to sustain lamp life and maximize the amount of light produced.

The Case For Recycling »

Updated Recycling Pickup Form!

Please download the latest pickup request form.

Lighting the Future

The increased use of high-efficiency fluorescent lamps, which contain mercury, is pushing the demand for better recycling programs for these products

Fluorescent Lamps

Environmental Protection

An analysis of the lighting industry shows a significant shift from the use of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, cost more and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, which produce more lumens. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a chemical compound that can have debilitating effects on humans upon prolonged exposure. The risk of leaving mercury deposits in landfills is high; therefore, recycling seems the most conscientious and environmentally safe recourse. Our analysis will show that a national fluorescent bulb recycling law not only helps the environment but promotes new business growth and job opportunities as well.

Disposal Options »

Earn Free Recycling Dollars

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 get $200 in free recycling for every $1000 they spend. Larger credits may be negiotated for corporate wide contracts.

Studies Demonstrate Benefits of Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Protection

Three studies by organizations such as the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact and Goldman Sachs presented on July 5 at the Global Compact Leaders Summit find that an increasing number of business leaders see corporate responsibility as a way to compete successfully and to build trust with stakeholders -- and that sustainability front-runners in a range of industries can generate higher stock prices.

"The evidence is building that embedding universal principles and related environmental, social and governance policies into management practices and operations delivers long-term business value and is rewarded by markets," said Georg Kell, executive director of the U.N. Global Compact. "Fundamentally, for companies and investors, this is about managing risks and opportunities presented by globalization."

Deduction Details »

EPAct Deductions Brighten Return on Lighting Upgrades

The increased use of high-efficiency fluorescent lamps, which contain mercury, is pushing the demand for better recycling programs for these products

Building Operating Management

By all accounts, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) got off to a slow start. Along with many other provisions, the much-hyped law provides tax incentives to encourage more energy-efficient buildings. But there were delays in promulgating the Internal Revenue Service regulations to implement the law. And it’s taken a while for facility executives to understand the complex legislation.

Today, however, a growing number of facility executives are coming to see how EPAct may offer significant financial benefits, especially for lighting systems.

Deduction Details »


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