Environmental Planning Articles

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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 ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

WE-EF Manufacturers Sustainability - Case Study

by PE International AG  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Lighting the way to EPD success WE-EF used LCA and EPDs to quantify, document and communicate the environmental impacts of their products. In modern industry and business, transparency and disclosure are mandatory. All major green building schemes – LEED, GreenStar, DGNB, BREEAM – have implemented systems ...

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) –Sustainable Building Climate Initiative (SBCI) ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’ report

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 20, 2014)

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) –Sustainable Building Climate Initiative (SBCI)  ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’ report The client United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative ...

A Market Led Strategy - UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) - Case Study

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 20, 2014)

A market led strategy - UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) Engagement for strategic development The client The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) UK-GBC is dedicated to driving sustainability in the built environment, delivering education and training to organisations, advocating views to government, promoting best practice, and providing both ...

UNEP Report ‘Greening the building Supply Chain'

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 20, 2014)

UNEP Report ‘Greening the building Supply Chain’ Recently released, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’ report aims to tackle the sector’s oversized environmental footprint. There remains a relative lack of ...

Global megatrends update: 3 Changing disease burdens and risks of pandemics

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Aug. 15, 2014)

Assessment of global megatrends — an update Europe is bound to the rest of the world through an enormous number of systems — environmental, economic, social, political and others. Such networks enable complex flows of materials and ideas across the globe, producing uncertain feedbacks and knock-on effects over time. Greenhouse gas ...

Women @ Energy: Bing Liu

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Bing Liu is a chief research engineer in the Building Energy Systems group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is also a program manager overseeing PNNL’s Building Energy Codes Program, a multi-million dollar program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and leads a team of over 20 staff across business units to support the ...

Women @ Energy: Allison Thomson

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Allison M. Thomson is a researcher and group leader at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a partnership of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Maryland, College Park. Her primary research interests are in the field of climate change and land use, using computer modeling to understand the interactions ...

Modelling uncertainty of flood quantile estimations at ungauged sites by Bayesian networks

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 16, 2014)

Prediction at ungauged sites is essential for water resources planning and management. Ungauged sites have no observations about the magnitude of floods, but some site and basin characteristics are known. Regression models relate physiographic and climatic basin characteristics to flood quantiles, which can be estimated from observed data at ...

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