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New SMN Board Member: Ryan Smith, Landscape Forms

| Uncategorized

Ryan Smith has joined the Sustainable Manufacturer Network Board of Directors. Ryan is a continuous improvement engineer at Landscape Forms in Kalamazoo, Mich., which manufactures outdoor furniture, LED lighting, and accessories for municipalities, corporate campuses, and universities. Continue reading

Open Source Circular Economy Days 2016 to take place in June

| Events

Open Source Circular Economy Days, to be held June 9-13, is a diverse and globally distributed event using open-source methodology to build a circular economy. Continue reading

Energy storage for solar systems predicted to be $8 billion market in 2026

| Renewable Energy

Distributed storage for solar systems will be worth $8 billion in 2026 as solar combines with storage to continue its market growth, according to Boston-based Lux Research. Solar-plus-storage is needed for solar to overcome limitations such as intermittency and the lack of power after dark. Continue reading

Catalog offers products for compressed air conservation

| Energy Efficiency

Exair has released a catalog highlighting its products for cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating, and static electricity control. This 192-page catalog includes new Static Eliminators and their associated selectable-voltage power supply. Continue reading

SGP opens proposed print facilities certification criteria for public review

| Materials

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), Sayville, N.Y., has released its draft 2016 print shop sustainability certification criteria to the public for review and comment at http://sgppartnership.org/sgp-resources/Draft_SGP_Criteria_for_Review.pdf. Continue reading

10 ways manufacturers use soy to meet sustainability goals

| Materials

Soy-based coatings, lubricants, insulation, paper, adhesives help reduce emissions Continue reading

Applications for Smart Manufacturing funding opportunity due January 29

| Energy Efficiency

Full applications for the Energy Department’s Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Smart Manufacturing funding opportunity are due Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, by 5:00 p.m. EST. Continue reading

PPG to highlight powder coatings, solar-control glass at FACADES+ Los Angeles event

| Energy Efficiency

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based PPG has announced it is sponsoring FACADES+ Los Angeles at the LA Downtown Hotel, Jan. 28-29. Continue reading