Site Audit

Energy in Energy Equipment Manufacturing

Opportunity: In launching its sustainability program, an electrical equipment provider requested energy audits with the results then turned into a training manual for staff to advance facility audits

Process: We conducted a preliminary site assessment and developed a site audit curriculum. As part of the curriculum training with 15 staff  in attendance, after presenting how to gauge energy efficiency opportunities, we went out into the field for the participants to gather data using the curriculum guidance.

Results: Client was pleased to have not just an audit but a curriculum around which to center facility sustainability strategy, building on their existing leadership training and EH&S commitments.

Energy, Water and Waste in Food Processing

Opportunity: A large produce processing plant was looking to kick off its sustainability program and get a better baseline on resource use and opportunities.

Process: Working with a partner firm, our collection of baseline energy, water, and waste data fed into our site assessment, where inNative staff walked throughout the plant to identify potential resource savings and opportunities to better use company assets.  We developed brief strategy statements with recommendations. Findings were presented to leadership.

Results: Results are yet to be announced from this recent project. Stay tuned!

Medium-Sized Business Waste Reductionhawk-closeup

Opportunity:  Alameda County aimed to divert 75% of waste from landfill to higher uses.

Process: inNative targeted the industrial and commercial sectors, conducting waste reduction assessments at businesses throughout the County. We identified reduction opportunities, identified new alternatives for waste management, and helped ensure successful implementation of recommendations through thorough followup.

Results: inNative clients collectively reduced waste to landfill by 10,000 tons over the course of six years, including new diversion of recyclable and specialty materials.