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Meet the 2022 Green Business Winners

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Salt Lake City Airport Authority

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In the fall of 2020, the Salt Lake City Airport Authority (SLCDA) opened the first phase of its new SLC airport, the first new major hub airport built in the United States in the 21st century. The new SLC was designed and built to provide a flexible, right-sized design for the future that is more efficient, sustainable and remains competitively priced. It was also designed to establish a benchmark for environmentally friendly airports. Sustainable design strategies aimed at minimizing the airport’s environmental footprint include high-performance glass, daylighting, energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems, and reducing fuel use and aircraft emissions. included an efficient configuration of terminal and gate locations for SLCDA’s efforts did not go unnoticed, and we achieved LEED Gold certification in 2021. Phases 2 and 3, currently under construction, are also on track to achieve LEED Gold status.

Novva Data Center

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The Novva Data Center flagship facility in West Jordan puts sustainability at the forefront of its decision-making, operating year-round without water, using solar energy and being cooled by ambient air. Designed to As a result of these green practices, the facility received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the highest honor that justifies the facility’s commitment to sustainability. The flagship facility’s most unique feature is its waterless cooling system, which operates using a combination of raised floors surrounding air and heat exchange coils. Additionally, the facility features artificial turf to reduce unnecessary water use, refillable water bottle stations, electric vehicle charging stations, recycling bins to foster a holistic environmental mindset among employees, and countless other features. Equipped with environmentally friendly design features. Data centers are an example of how thoughtful design can help create a greener facility.

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nu skin

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Nu Skin focuses on caring for the environment through our business practices and community leadership. By 2030, the company has committed to making all product packaging recycled, renewable, recyclable, reusable or reduced. In 2021 alone, Nu Skin’s repackaging and sustainability efforts saved 118.2 tons of plastic and 33.1 tons of paper. Nu Skin is the first beauty company to use Eco-Pac, which is composed of 100% Bio-pe (a bio-based plastic resin derived from sugar cane), resulting in 83% less carbon footprint per product and less waste than plastic. 10% less usage on average. A designated product recycling bin at Nu Skin’s global headquarters, in 2021 alone he recycled 179.8 tons of material. Nu Skin is leading the sustainability effort in Utah by forming and leading the Utah Sustainable Business Coalition with Adobe and Young Living. Within five years, the coalition had grown to include over 300 members statewide.

Shop SLC

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The Shop SLC, the premier shared workspace for creative professionals, made history by opening the city’s first carbon-neutral shared office space. Here, teams large and small gather under one roof to share furniture, technology, coffee makers and ideas. The shop has championed sustainability beyond the build itself with a series of partners and initiatives, including relationships with Momentum Recycling and Atlas Disposal to recycle properly, as well as sponsorship of his nearby GREENBike station. rice field. The workspace’s roots grow deeper through its support of environmentally-minded non-profits such as the Green Urban lunchbox and the Utah Sustainable Business Coalition. These partnerships have cemented The Shop’s role in the surrounding communities through its commitment to providing local products that can be purchased in the workplace market.

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Utah Clean Energy

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What started as a small group of passionate volunteers working on climate issues around the kitchen table has become one of Utah’s most influential and trusted clean air and climate change organizations, Utah Clean Energy. I was. When it was incorporated in 2002, there were no wind or solar farms in the state, and very few homes with solar installations. It took a political tightrope walk to talk about climate change in the Utah capital hall. Utah now has enough renewable energy to power nearly 700,000 Utah homes, energy efficiency is a prioritized energy resource, and Utah leaders of various parties have voiced their commitment to climate change. Discussing risks and solutions. Over the past 20 years, Utah Clean Energy has become recognized as the state’s premier provider of climate, clean energy, and air quality solutions. The organization’s mission is to “lead and accelerate the clean energy transformation with its vision and expertise,” with a number of initiatives spanning solar energy, electric vehicles, healthy homes, energy and equity, climate policy, and more. We have supported these ideals through ten impactful measures.

goal zero

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Goal Zero, a global leader in clean consumer power solutions, created the portable power station category over a decade ago with a humanitarian mission to bring sustainable energy to those in need. From power outages to camping to off-grid projects and events, Goal Zero solar panels, power plants and accessories give people the power to keep their gear charged in any situation. Born out of a desire to empower people everywhere, Goal Zero is an NRG company committed to changing the way people think and use electricity by pioneering the development of smarter energy solutions. increase.

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