Top Sustainability Innovations 2010

ACC International Inc.

Eco-Powerbrush Wash System

  • Water efficient — will use less than 20 gallons of cold water to wash a vehicle as large as a subway car
  • Energy efficient — it can take only five minutes to wash a bus
  • Smart design — the overhead festoon system uses nothing more than old-fashioned muscle power, durable cables and rollers so the system can be pushed with one hand
  • Space efficient — the system can be tucked away in a corner when not in use
  • Ecological — brushes do the cleaning, not chemicals. Only a cap full of biodegradable ACC soap in the metered system ensures clean, spotless windows
  • Water Recycle —customized waste water treatment system allows for more than 90 percent of your water to be treated and reused
  • Water powered — even the tilting mechanism is powered by water pressure only. The complete tilting system ensures water is applied to the vehicle, providing proper lubrication for the brushes, ensuring no scratches on the paint and a clean shine
  • Economical — you can have a completely efficient wash system with water treatment and recycling for your facility for less than the cost of a set of tires on a monthly basis

Hi-Rail

Full Depth Rubber Grade Crossing material

  • 85 percent recycled content
  • Manufactured from old tires that would otherwise be destined for a landfill
  • Provides a smooth crossing surface that will not splinter, crumble or crack
  • Molded to fit snugly against the rail sealing the track structure from moisture and debris which contribute to roadbed deterioration
  • Rubber panels are light and easy to handle making for a quick installation

Kydex LLC

Kydex 6200 LTR

  • Kydex’s thermoplastic sheet was tested to identify potentially harmful chemical emissions to confirm that levels are within allowable limits, screened for more than 10,000 individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Greenguard-certified by the Greenguard Children & Schools Certification Program
  • Greenguard-certified products contribute to good indoor air quality, helping to limit chemical exposure and improve health

MTC Transformers

Transformers and Rewind Services

  • In manufacturing, MTC Transformers conserves natural resources by reusing materials and by customizing transformers for wind, solar and hydro projects
  • Its new, soon-to-spin-off subsidiary Evatran is devoted to the development of innovative charging solutions for electric vehicles and is manufacturing the world's first "hands-free" proximity charging system for electric vehicles and extended-range hybrids

Odyssey Batteries by EnerSys

Odyssey 31-PC2150 Battery

  • Has the reserve power to run on-board accessories with the engine off, without shortening battery life
  • With up to 400 cycles at 80 percent depth of discharge, Odyssey batteries eliminate the need to idle, saving fuel and helping to reduce greenhouse gases
  • Constructed with pure virgin lead plates for maximum surface area and optimized recycling
  • Sealed design — gases recycled internally during operation or charging

Ross and White Co.

WW-150 Water Reclaim System

  • Water reclamation system for bus wash
  • Recycles 80 percent of water used in bus washing systems
  • Captures below-grade sediments in above-grade tank
  • Dewaters sediments for easy disposal

Sombrero Shelters

Solar Shelter Lighting

  • Solar powered — environmentally friendly
  • Eliminates light pollution
  • Carbon neutral
  • Enhances security at bus stops
  • Enables time tables to be lit at night with green energy
  • LED lifetime 100,000+ hours
  • Virtually no maintenance
  • Rider comfort and peace of mind

Soy Technologies, LLC

SoyGreen Graffiti Removers

  • Soy-based, environmentally friendly graffiti remover (low VOC, biodegradable)
  • Effectively removes graffiti from painted surfaces and permanent markers and scuff marks from mass transit surfaces
  • Special formulations cling to vertical surfaces — maximum dwell time for optimal results
  • Recognized by USDA Bio-Preferred Program for sustainability
  • Recognized by EPA Design for the Environment (DtfE) Program for safe Chemistry
  • Safe for mass transit riders, users and the environment
  • Several formulations for various mass transit applications and preferences, available in multiple sizes and packages, from nationwide distribution network

Zeta Solar/Sombrero Shelters

StopLight

  • Solar-powered — environmentally friendly
  • Eliminates light pollution
  • Carbon neutral
  • Enhances security at bus stops
  • Enables time tables to be lit at night with green energy
  • LED lifetime 100,000+ hours
  • Virtually no maintenance
  • Rider comfort and peace of mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

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