Monthly Archives: January 2016

New case study: 2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award Winner: City of Arcola

The City of Arcola worked with Tick Tock Energy to reduce the energy consumption associated with the operation of city facilities. They undertook several energy projects, which included: Replacing incandescent and T12 lighting with CFLs and T8s in the fire … Continue reading

New case study: Replacing Solvent with Aqueous Detergent at a Small Metal Fabricator

ISTC’s technical assistance engineers worked with a small metal fabricating company to change from a solvent based parts cleaning process to a water-based alternative.   The change resulted in the elimination of 29 drums of solvent (1,600 gallons); reduced VOC … Continue reading

Obama Bans Microbeads

On January 4, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill that bans production and sale of microbeads in certain products. This national law comes only a year and a half after Illinois became the first state to ban the … Continue reading

8 Easy Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

  Aah….the New Year’s resolution. Whether it was exercising, dieting, crafting, getting out doors, or cleaning more frequently, it always seems that life took over and I was back to doing the bare minimum just to make it through the … Continue reading