Environmental Planning Articles

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Envisioning and co-designing a sustainable future for African cities

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Nov. 17, 2015)

It was with the powerful phrase in mind: “What if the only way to predict the future is to design it,” that Jeff Robinson, Aurecon’s Sustainable Buildings Group Leader, presented at the Green Building Council South Africa’s annual convention as one of the event’s innovation speakers. ...

Two Ways to Solve Your Sustainability Business Case Problems

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 12, 2015)

Linking sustainability to value creation is becoming a new imperative for business leaders. But how do you know you are making the right investments and optimizing business value? When it comes time to crunch the numbers, sustainability initiatives may seem too abstract, too intangible. Frequently, benefits of this sort are difficult to quantify ...

Acoustically induced vibration: A review of industry best practice

by WKC Group  (Sep. 22, 2015)

WKC Partner and Noise and Vibration practice leader, Richard Palmer, has recently had an article published in the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Journal titled ‘Acoustically Induced Vibration: A Review of Industry Best Practice’. This technical paper, which provides the reader with a better understanding of the AIV phenomenon, was ...

Towards a harmonised approach for environmental assessment of human activities in the marine environment

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 17, 2015)

With a foreseen increase in maritime activities, and driven by new policies and conventions aiming at sustainable management of the marine ecosystem, spatial management at sea is of growing importance. Spatial management should ensure that the collective pressures caused by anthropogenic activities on the marine ecosystem are kept within ...

It's Official, Final, Completed and Published: The ISO 14001 2015 Version is Here

by Enhesa - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Oct. 13, 2015)

This past September the final standard of the ISO 14001 was adopted and published. This is likely to be around for at least the next 15 years. Companies that are certified to the old standard will have a three-year transition period to meet the revised elements, which includes some of the following changes: Enhanced focus on integrating ...

Developing ecological scenarios for the prospective aquatic risk assessment of pesticides

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 6, 2015)

The prospective aquatic Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of pesticides is generally based on the comparison of predicted environmental concentrations in edge‐of‐field surface waters with regulatory acceptable concentrations derived from laboratory and/or semi‐field experiments with aquatic organisms. New improvements in mechanistic effect ...

Opportunities and challenges of integrating ecological restoration into assessment and management of contaminated ecosystems

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 30, 2015)

Ecosystem restoration planning near the beginning of the site assessment and management process (“early integration”) involves consideration of restoration goals from the outset in developing solutions for contaminated ecosystems. There are limitations to integration that stem from institutional barriers, few successful precedents and limited ...

Coordinating ecological restoration options analysis and risk assessment to improve environmental outcomes

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 15, 2015)

Ecological risk assessment as currently practiced has hindered consideration of ecosystem services endpoints and restoration goals in the environmental management process. Practitioners have created barriers between procedures to clean up contaminated areas and efforts to restore ecosystem functions. In this article, we examine linkages between ...

Climate Bonds for Land Use – Opening the door to new financing opportunities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 9, 2015)

Over the past year, a group of 16 leading academic and internationally recognised experts from the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors have been meeting to draft a new set of eligibility criteria for the Climate Bonds Standard. What´s more – another 30 people ...

Environmentally Sustainable Design Building in York - Biomass Boiler case study

by Vortex Energy Saver  (Sep. 5, 2015)

This is an architectural practice that specialises in environmentally sustainable design for existing and new build projects. The practice is run by the husband and wife team of Sally and Chris Walker who recently took the step of building a dedicated office adjacent to their house to accommodate the expanding business and designing it to have as ...

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