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Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The “Age of Transparency” is a term that has been widely used to describe society’s growing demand for information, but how does sustainability fit into these expectations? As Steve Baer noted in his article on the evolution of green building requirements, these demands are being translated in a very direct way in the building ...

Welcome to Net-Zero

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to nothing on energy is a goal that seems far out of reach. In fact, it is only relatively recently that insulation technologies, coupled with cutting-edge renewable energy tools, have made the concept of a net-zero energy use home anything more than a ...

Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

by BIOFerm™ Energy Systems  (Aug. 27, 2014)

An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...

Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a short but informative White Paper on business sustainability to deepen business understanding of the breath and importance of sustainability for the future of enterprise. The WEF argues that in the 21st century, business sustainability needs to be better understood by corporate leaders in terms of the ...

Winning With Zero Waste

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jun. 1, 2014)

In the business of professional and collegiate sports, with top priority on championships, player injuries, and filling stadium seats, attending a meeting with Martin Tull, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance (Alliance), seems like a walk in the ballpark. “When we speak to potential members, we often say, ‘Would you like to ...

5 Reasons to Perform a Consequence Modeling Analysis for Your Facility

by BREEZE Software and Data / Trinity Consultants  (Apr. 23, 2014)

The potential for accidental release of toxic chemicals to the environment is a daily threat for many industrial facilities and plants. These releases can occur very suddenly and unexpectedly, putting employees and the public at risk of injury or death, and the surrounding environment at risk of damage or destruction. A consequence modeling ...

Using Technology to Improve Safety Performance

by 360training.com, Inc.  (Mar. 10, 2014)

The numbers do not lie. Globally, there were over 2 million workplace fatalities in 2013. In other words, more than 6,000 families were affected by the death of a loved one each day—simply because they went to work. Many international companies are also operating with different environmental health and safety regulations to consider. There ...

The Myth about LCA in Packaging

by PE International AG  (Mar. 10, 2014)

Looking to establish simple goals to drive sustainable packaging? Many companies are focusing on lightweighting, recyclability, recycled content, and renewable content for their sustainable packaging efforts. Bonus: all of these metrics can be measured based on empirical information about the final design alone, thus removing the ...

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer + Zeolite Wheel for VOC Emissions Abatement

by Tecam Group  (Mar. 5, 2014)

Case Study: “Heceygo Project” Ehaust Air Treatment Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer For Voc Emissions Treatment ZEOLITE ROTOR-CONCENTRATOR + REGENERATIVE THERMAL OXIDIZER The Technical Solution For Large Air Flows With Low Solvent Concentrations PROJECT MAIN DATA: ...

Comparative study of biodegradability prediction of chemicals using decision trees, functional trees, and logistic regression

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Biodegradation is the principal environmental dissipation process of chemicals. As such it is a dominant factor determining the persistence and fate of organic chemicals in the environment, and is therefore of critical importance to chemical management and regulation. In this study, we developed in silico methods assessing biodegradability ...

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