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Greener Roots Take Hold in Site Selection and Design

A recent survey on facility sustainability by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium shows that more companies are adopting green techniques. These include designing buildings so that they significantly reduce the amount of water needed for operation or locating sites so that they do not disturb any nearby wetlands, soil or streams. In addition, more companies are installing systems to allow them to capture waste water for reuse.

These findings are detailed in the Consortium's recent Facility Sustainability Survey Report.

"While businesses are still seeking to achieve an acceptable ROI for their green building initiatives, they are also beginning to show a greater general concern for the environment," says Bruce Tompkins, executive director of Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and author of the report.

The Facility Sustainability Report is the third of a four-part series on green supply chains conducted by the consortium. The series includes:

• Part I: Packaging Sustainability (September 2009)
• Part II: Transportation Sustainability (December 2009)
• Part III: Facility Sustainability (January 2010)
• Part IV: Waste and Recycling (2010)

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A recent survey on facility sustainability by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium shows that more companies are adopting green techniques. These include designing buildings so that they significantly reduce the amount of water needed for operation or locating sites so that they do not disturb any nearby wetlands, soil or streams. In addition, more companies are installing systems to allow them to capture waste water for reuse.

These findings are detailed in the Consortium's recent Facility Sustainability Survey Report.

"While businesses are still seeking to achieve an acceptable ROI for their green building initiatives, they are also beginning to show a greater general concern for the environment," says Bruce Tompkins, executive director of Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and author of the report.

The Facility Sustainability Report is the third of a four-part series on green supply chains conducted by the consortium. The series includes:

• Part I: Packaging Sustainability (September 2009)
• Part II: Transportation Sustainability (December 2009)
• Part III: Facility Sustainability (January 2010)
• Part IV: Waste and Recycling (2010)

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