LEED gold for old

Nickel helps historic buildings achieve LEED status

Catherine Houska - October 01, 2013

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New construction to the highest possible sustainability standards is one of the world’s most important megatrends and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system has become an important global metric.

Currently, however, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developer of the original LEED, has introduced LEED-Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) so that older buildings can also aspire to LEED certification.

Current Issue

Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.