Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Water Conservation Efforts

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Presentation given by Cheri Chastain from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company at the Session: "Getting more from less - Innovations in Infrastructure" at the Great Valley Center's Sacramento Valley Forum on October 28, 2009 in Chico, CA.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Water Conservation Efforts

  1. 1. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Water Conservation Efforts Cheri Chastain Sierra Nevada Brewing Co .
  2. 2. Employee Education & Awareness <ul><li>Education is KEY! </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops/trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly tracking & reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Relate home usage/billing to brewery usage/billing. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Water Usage Measurement <ul><li>Includes restaurant/Big Room </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous accounting matrixes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Water Audits Presently in Place <ul><li>Plant-wide CIP Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Sanitation Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Cell Energy/Solar Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Brew house Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling Tower Audits </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cal Water Audit Assistance <ul><li>SNBC Taproom Audit </li></ul><ul><li>SNBC “Big Room” Audit </li></ul><ul><li>SNBC Employee Training Session </li></ul>
  6. 6. Future Conservation Projects <ul><li>Treated Water for Hop Field Irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Dry Chain Lube in Bottling </li></ul><ul><li>Filler Vacuum Pump and Rinser Water Recovery </li></ul>
  7. 7. In Closing <ul><li>“ low-hanging fruit” first </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize your water utility company </li></ul><ul><li>Educate, Educate, Educate </li></ul><ul><li>Every little drop helps </li></ul>

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