Welcome to  the  2010 Harrisbu rg  Dinner April 20, 2010
Silver Sponsor A special thank you to…
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Appell, Jr. Bronze Table  Benefactor Sponsor
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PA Beverage Association  & Crisci Associates   Bronze Table  Benefactor Sponsor
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Environmental Excellence Sponsors
Innovator Sponsors Synergy Environmental, Inc.
 
Congratulations to the following companies, organizations and individuals for their achievements: <ul><li>Aqua PA Inc. – C...
Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. - Chester County Solar Energy
<ul><li>Installed a 1.04 MW solar farm at the Ingram’s Mill Water Treatment Plant </li></ul><ul><li>On bright sunny days t...
Babb Creek Watershed Assn. – Tioga County Acid Mine Drainage Abatement
Babb Creek Watershed Assn. – Tioga County Acid Mine Drainage Abatement
<ul><li>Under the leadership of Bob McCullough and later Bill Beacom, the association competed 18 projects to restore dama...
Big Belly Solar Trash Collection – Philadelphia  Waste Reduction and Recycling
Big Belly Solar Trash Collection – Philadelphia  Waste Reduction and Recycling
<ul><li>Produces trash cans with solar-powered compactors for use in municipal/college situations.  </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
Brubaker Farms - Lancaster County  Agricultural Preservation / Alternative Energy / Nutrient Trading Brubaker Farms
<ul><li>Third-generation family-owned farm has become a leader in agricultural preservation and education  </li></ul><ul><...
Buckman’s Inc. Buckman’s Inc. – Montgomery County Agricultural Preservation / Alternative Energy / Nutrient Trading
<ul><li>Executed a three-phase plan to cut costs, reduce energy usage and environmental impact, and ensure the long-term s...
Carlisle Area School District – Cumberland County Solar Energy Deployment Carlisle Area School District
<ul><li>Installing a 1000 kW photovoltaic array system which represents about 15% of the school district’s annual power </...
Crayola, LLC – Northampton County Solar Energy Deployment
Crayola, LLC – Northampton County Solar Energy Deployment
Crayola, LLC – Northampton County Solar Energy Deployment <ul><li>Developed a 1.9 MW solar powered facility at its headqua...
Earth Conservancy - Luzerne County Huber III Mine Reclamation Project Earth  Conservancy
Earth Conservancy - Luzerne County Huber III Mine Reclamation Project <ul><li>Reclamation of the Huber III abandoned mine ...
Jerry Feldman – Jerry’s Car Wash & Northway Car Wash  Jerry Feldman - Jerry’s Car Wash, Northway Car Wash - Allegheny & Bu...
Jerry Feldman - Jerry’s Car Wash, Northway Car Wash - Allegheny & Butler Water Conservation / Statewide Water Resources Co...
Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Western PA  Energy Star
Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Western PA  Energy Star <ul><li>Awarded the ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence in 2006...
Keystone Industrial Port Complex Bucks County   Land Reclamation/Energy Jobs/Alternative Energy Use
Keystone Industrial Port Complex Bucks County   Land Reclamation/Energy Jobs/Alternative Energy Use
Keystone Industrial Port Complex -  Bucks County   Land Reclamation/Energy Jobs/Alternative Energy Use <ul><li>The site ha...
Lycoming County Community Gas Exploration Task Force   Community Education and Leadership Lycoming County  Community Gas E...
<ul><li>The Board of Commissioners for Lycoming County and the Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber of Commerce collaborated to...
Lancaster County Conservation District Agriculture Conservation/Water Quality Lancaster County Conservation District
Lancaster County Conservation District Agriculture Conservation/Water Quality <ul><li>Innovative approaches include Warwic...
Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative Extension  -  Lycoming County Community Education & Leadership   Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative E...
Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative Extension  -  Lycoming County Community Education & Leadership
Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative Extension  -  Lycoming County Community Education & Leadership   <ul><li>Recognized the potent...
Penn National Racecourse &  Hollywood Casino - Dauphin County Water Conservation   Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Ca...
Dye Injection System Reuse pump control building Penn National Racecourse &  Hollywood Casino - Dauphin County Water Conse...
Penn National Racecourse &  Hollywood Casino - Dauphin County Water Conservation   <ul><li>Reclaim their wastewater and re...
VOITH HYDRO – York County Renewable Energy Manufacturing Jobs
VOITH HYDRO – York County Renewable Energy Manufacturing Jobs <ul><li>Despite the economic downturn, Voith continues to in...
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PEC and Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

  1. 1. Welcome to the 2010 Harrisbu rg Dinner April 20, 2010
  2. 2. Silver Sponsor A special thank you to…
  3. 3. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Appell, Jr. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  4. 4. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  5. 5. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  6. 6. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  7. 7. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  8. 8. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  9. 9. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  10. 10. PA Beverage Association & Crisci Associates Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  11. 11. Bronze Table Benefactor Sponsor
  12. 12. Environmental Excellence Sponsors
  13. 13. Innovator Sponsors Synergy Environmental, Inc.
  14. 15. Congratulations to the following companies, organizations and individuals for their achievements: <ul><li>Aqua PA Inc. – Chester County (SE) </li></ul><ul><li>Babb Creek Watershed Association – Tioga County (NC) </li></ul><ul><li>BigBelly Solar Trash Collection – Philadelphia (SW) </li></ul><ul><li>Brubaker Farms, Mount Joy – Lancaster County (SC) </li></ul><ul><li>Buckman’s Inc. -- Montgomery County (SE) </li></ul><ul><li>Carlisle Area School District – Cumberland County (SC) </li></ul><ul><li>Crayola, LLC -- Northampton County (NE) </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Conservancy - Huber III Mine Rec. Project -- Luzerne Co (NE) </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry Feldman / Jerry’s Car Wash–Allegheny & Butler Counties (SW) </li></ul><ul><li>Giant Eagle Supermarkets – Western PA & Eastern OH (SW / NW) </li></ul><ul><li>Keystone Industrial Port Complex -- Bucks County (SE) </li></ul><ul><li>Lycoming County Community Gas Exploration Task Force (NC) </li></ul><ul><li>Don McNutt, Lancaster Co. Conservation District – Lancaster Co (SC) </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Murphy – PSU Cooperative Extension – Lycoming County (NC) </li></ul><ul><li>Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Casino –Dauphin County (SC) </li></ul><ul><li>Voith Hydro -- York County (SC) </li></ul>
  15. 16. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. - Chester County Solar Energy
  16. 17. <ul><li>Installed a 1.04 MW solar farm at the Ingram’s Mill Water Treatment Plant </li></ul><ul><li>On bright sunny days the solar farm will provide 100% of the treatment plant's electricity requirements and a small amount of excess will be sold to PECO </li></ul><ul><li>The carbon equivalent of reducing car miles driven by approximately 2,500,000 per year. </li></ul>Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. - Chester County Solar Energy
  17. 18. Babb Creek Watershed Assn. – Tioga County Acid Mine Drainage Abatement
  18. 19. Babb Creek Watershed Assn. – Tioga County Acid Mine Drainage Abatement
  19. 20. <ul><li>Under the leadership of Bob McCullough and later Bill Beacom, the association competed 18 projects to restore damage caused by acid mine drainage (AMD) </li></ul><ul><li>Through an agreement with DEP, managed a water treatment facility that uses a limemaking byproduct to treat a large volume abandoned mine discharge </li></ul><ul><li>5 miles of Pine Creek and 14 impaired miles of Babb Creek were deleted from PA’s 303(d) list of impaired waters </li></ul>Babb Creek Watershed Assn. – Tioga County Acid Mine Drainage Abatement
  20. 21. Big Belly Solar Trash Collection – Philadelphia Waste Reduction and Recycling
  21. 22. Big Belly Solar Trash Collection – Philadelphia Waste Reduction and Recycling
  22. 23. <ul><li>Produces trash cans with solar-powered compactors for use in municipal/college situations. </li></ul><ul><li>The City of Philadelphia installed 500 compactors and intends to purchase 260 more </li></ul><ul><li>The cans hold up to 5 full traditional trash cans before being emptied - reducing fuel use and collection costs by 80 percent </li></ul><ul><li>Will save Philly $13 million over the next 10 years. </li></ul>Big Belly Solar Trash Collection – Philadelphia Waste Reduction and Recycling
  23. 24. Brubaker Farms - Lancaster County Agricultural Preservation / Alternative Energy / Nutrient Trading Brubaker Farms
  24. 25. <ul><li>Third-generation family-owned farm has become a leader in agricultural preservation and education </li></ul><ul><li>Installation of an anaerobic methane digester generates energy and reduces odors </li></ul><ul><li>Became a party to one of the first nutrient trading program contracts - demonstrating how agriculture and municipalities can work together to benefit the environment and sustain productive agriculture. </li></ul>Brubaker Farms - Lancaster County Agricultural Preservation / Alternative Energy / Nutrient Trading
  25. 26. Buckman’s Inc. Buckman’s Inc. – Montgomery County Agricultural Preservation / Alternative Energy / Nutrient Trading
  26. 27. <ul><li>Executed a three-phase plan to cut costs, reduce energy usage and environmental impact, and ensure the long-term success of the organization. This project will create 14 temporary, full-time jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Installed a 620 kW solar energy system, expected to generate 17,384,125 kWh of electricity over its lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>Next phases include installation of a solar hot water system and a wind energy system. </li></ul>Buckman’s Inc. – Montgomery County Agricultural Preservation / Alternative Energy / Nutrient Trading
  27. 28. Carlisle Area School District – Cumberland County Solar Energy Deployment Carlisle Area School District
  28. 29. <ul><li>Installing a 1000 kW photovoltaic array system which represents about 15% of the school district’s annual power </li></ul><ul><li>Will save about $105,000 per year considering the sale of renewable energy credits of $0.25 kWh. </li></ul><ul><li>The school district received a $1 million Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority award and a $950,000 Commonwealth Financing Authority Solar Energy Program award. </li></ul>Carlisle Area School District – Cumberland County Solar Energy Deployment
  29. 30. Crayola, LLC – Northampton County Solar Energy Deployment
  30. 31. Crayola, LLC – Northampton County Solar Energy Deployment
  31. 32. Crayola, LLC – Northampton County Solar Energy Deployment <ul><li>Developed a 1.9 MW solar powered facility at its headquarters and manufacturing site </li></ul><ul><li>The project represents 10 % of the entire plant’s power and 1/3 of the energy consumed for crayon manufacturing. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps offset electricity costs & preserve 1,187 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>A solar power exhibit will educate over 350,000 visitors per year. </li></ul>
  32. 33. Earth Conservancy - Luzerne County Huber III Mine Reclamation Project Earth Conservancy
  33. 34. Earth Conservancy - Luzerne County Huber III Mine Reclamation Project <ul><li>Reclamation of the Huber III abandoned mine site restores the Solomon Creek Watershed and the economic revitalization of the Wyoming Valley </li></ul><ul><li>The project specifically address mine drainage impacts further downstream in the watershed </li></ul><ul><li>Huber III is situated near Route 29 and I-81 and near one of two main entrances to Hanover Industrial Estates – providing much needed land for economic expansion </li></ul>
  34. 35. Jerry Feldman – Jerry’s Car Wash & Northway Car Wash Jerry Feldman - Jerry’s Car Wash, Northway Car Wash - Allegheny & Butler Water Conservation / Statewide Water Resources Committee
  35. 36. Jerry Feldman - Jerry’s Car Wash, Northway Car Wash - Allegheny & Butler Water Conservation / Statewide Water Resources Committee <ul><li>Implemented water conservation measures resulting in 60 % reduction of water consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteered his time serving on the Board of Directors for the PA Car Wash Association, and as a member of the Pennsylvania Statewide Water Resources Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumental in working to develop and award the contract for the statewide effort to develop the Water Conservation Technical Assistance Center </li></ul>
  36. 37. Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Western PA Energy Star
  37. 38. Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Western PA Energy Star <ul><li>Awarded the ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded the Partner of the Year award for 2004 and 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Under contract to purchase 17 million kWh / year of wind energy through 2012. </li></ul>
  38. 39. Keystone Industrial Port Complex Bucks County Land Reclamation/Energy Jobs/Alternative Energy Use
  39. 40. Keystone Industrial Port Complex Bucks County Land Reclamation/Energy Jobs/Alternative Energy Use
  40. 41. Keystone Industrial Port Complex - Bucks County Land Reclamation/Energy Jobs/Alternative Energy Use <ul><li>The site has been transformed into an eco-industrial park with tenants involved in renewable energy manufacturing, metals and coal recycling, and soil reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Recently signed a Sustainability Partnership with EPA to enhance environmental opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>All electricity generated at the PECO/Exelon plant at the complex, which runs on landfill gas from the landfill, goes to the complex electrical system. </li></ul>
  41. 42. Lycoming County Community Gas Exploration Task Force Community Education and Leadership Lycoming County Community Gas Exploration Task Force
  42. 43. <ul><li>The Board of Commissioners for Lycoming County and the Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber of Commerce collaborated to form the Community Gas Exploration Task Force.  </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies key issues, researches facts and information, and reviews and proposes public policy regarding the economic impact of gas exploration of the Marcellus Shale in Lycoming County. </li></ul>Lycoming County Community Gas Exploration Task Force Community Education and Leadership
  43. 44. Lancaster County Conservation District Agriculture Conservation/Water Quality Lancaster County Conservation District
  44. 45. Lancaster County Conservation District Agriculture Conservation/Water Quality <ul><li>Innovative approaches include Warwick Township’s municipality-wide effort for on-farm conservation planning, staffing an outreach coordinator to assist the Plain-Sect community, and fostering a county-wide program of stream bank fencing </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with EPA and the farm landowners in Watson Run watershed to create an innovative partnership to assess the water quality impacts of agricultural operations </li></ul>
  45. 46. Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative Extension - Lycoming County Community Education & Leadership Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative Extension
  46. 47. Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative Extension - Lycoming County Community Education & Leadership
  47. 48. Tom Murphy, PSU Cooperative Extension - Lycoming County Community Education & Leadership <ul><li>Recognized the potential issues and concerns regarding Marcellus Shale, and began advising landowners and others about leasing issues, drilling procedures and testing their wells before drilling. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped local governments get training on road bonding. </li></ul><ul><li>He is an Associate Extension Educator, and Co-Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.  </li></ul>
  48. 49. Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Casino - Dauphin County Water Conservation Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Casino
  49. 50. Dye Injection System Reuse pump control building Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Casino - Dauphin County Water Conservation
  50. 51. Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Casino - Dauphin County Water Conservation <ul><li>Reclaim their wastewater and reuse it by operating an advanced wastewater treatment plant that also filters phosphorus and reduces nutrients prior to discharge. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced stream discharge amounts by ~25% </li></ul><ul><li>On average saves 25,000 gallons of water per day </li></ul>
  51. 52. VOITH HYDRO – York County Renewable Energy Manufacturing Jobs
  52. 53. VOITH HYDRO – York County Renewable Energy Manufacturing Jobs <ul><li>Despite the economic downturn, Voith continues to invest and create new jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>With more than 550 employees, a 27 percent increase over the past two years, still growing and keeping up with the demand for hydropower. </li></ul><ul><li>Hired 194 people in the last 24 months and is investing more than $15.3 million in building renovations, new equipment and upgrades </li></ul>

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