Celebrating Earth Day – Promoting Sustainability in the Energy & Engineering Sectors

E ach year, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd as a way of demonstrating support for environmental protection. Today’s society is much more concerned with the impact that we have on our environment and how our ecological footprints will impact future generations here on Earth.

Many organizations, especially those in the energy and engineering sectors, have taken the initiative to improve their eco-friendly operations through sustainable practices. These companies are aiming for a level of sustainability to reduce resource consumption, limit waste, and lessen our environmental impact.

There are many products now on the market that are helping businesses in the energy and engineering sectors reach greater sustainability. In honor of Earth Day, let’s review these products and see what’s driving sustainable development in these industries.

Importance of Sustainability in Energy and Engineering

The growth of sustainability in the energy and engineering sectors has benefited the world in countless ways. By increasing knowledge and awareness of sustainability, the future of these industries appears brighter.

Energy and engineering are responsible for a large number of waste materials across the planet. Emissions from vehicles, machinery, and other hardware can also pose a threat to the environment. Even noise pollution stemming from the use of heavy machinery used in these industries can have a detrimental impact on millions of people.

The risks associated with the energy and engineering sectors are often ongoing. For example, the waste produced in these industries often continues to make pollutants that can enter water supplies and the atmosphere.

Products and Technologies that are Driving Sustainability

Sustainability is a collective effort that must be upheld across an organization. Replacing conventional materials with new, more eco-friendly options is a great place to start. Here are some products and technologies that are driving sustainability in the energy and engineering sectors:

    Valves – There are three main aspects of valves from a sustainability point of view: internal tightness, emissions, and lifecycle view. Regarding these aspects, industry regulations and standards play a key role in driving development. Eliminating fugitive emissions into the atmosphere helps reduce safety risks on-site, local health, and the environmental impact on the climate. Establishing internal tightness helps eliminate waste.

    Structural Steel – Structural steel has quickly become the go-to green construction material. It is comprised of a high amount of recycled content and has a recycling rate that exceeds all other construction materials. Over time, the use of structural steel has significantly reduced greenhouse gases and emissions by 36 percent. In addition, the water recycling rate of steel production has been reduced by 95 percent.

    Pipes – There are many elements of sustainable piping outside of site orientation and the use of energy-saving techniques. It is also vital to review what goes into a building’s overall infrastructure. There is a large amount of energy loss and waste during the installation, operations, and maintenance of HVAC, mechanical, and plumbing systems in buildings. The use of products made from natural resources has resulted in less waste on job sites, less risk of contamination, and reduced pollutant emissions.

Why Choose Competitive Choice for Your Business?

Competitive Choice, Inc. is driven to help businesses across all industries achieve cleaner and more efficient operations by offering safe and cost-effective solutions for cleaning and maintenance professionals.

Our wide selection of chemicals provides facilities throughout the U.S. and the world with an opportunity to achieve a high rate of cleanliness while going ‘green’. CCI has helped countless companies meet their drilling, production, completion, and midstream requirements by delivering supplies and materials like valves, structural steel, fittings, tools, gauges, production equipment, rod pumps, safety supplies, and other general supplies. Do your part to drive sustainability with help from Competitive Choice.