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  • Paris Climate Change Agreement: What next?

    The Paris Climate Change Agreement took a huge leap forward on 3 September when the world's two biggest economies and emitters of greenhouse gases – the USA and China – announced that they would formally ratify the accord. This brings hope that the deal will be concluded this year. It also piles pressure on the UK to swiftly formalise its commitment to a contract it shaped ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Implementation of the Regulatory Authority Information System in Egypt

    As part of the implementation of a barcode-based system to track Radioactive Sealed Sources (RSS) in Egypt, the Regulatory Authority Information System Personal Digital Assistant (RAIS PDA) application was developed to extend the functionality of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) RAIS database by allowing users to download RSS data from the database to a portable PDA equipped with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon footprint, scenario planning, reduction strategies, benchmarking

    Ocado Limited, the unique and independent online grocer, is the first newcomer to the UK grocery market for a generation. The company has created a blueprint for the future of sustainable grocery shopping offering an alternative to going to the supermarket that is simple, fast, fun, greener and more accurate. Ocado delivers orders out of a single fulfilment centre, not a network of stores, and ...


    By Greenstone

  • Waste Not, Want Not. Zero Waste in Vancouver Hotel

    Zero Waste is a movement increasing in popularity. So, I'm reading various industry articles and learn that there is a hotel, and its guests, successfully practicing Zero Waste, eliminating landfill use. We think ...


  • Online simplification of water distribution network models for optimal scheduling

    This paper presents an implementation of an extended simplification algorithm of water distribution network models for the purpose of inclusion in the online optimisation strategy for energy and leakage management in water distribution systems. Whereas the previously proposed reduced model represented accurately the original hydraulic water network characteristics, the energy distribution in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green entrepreneurship: LDK Consultants’ corporate practices

    Implementing environmentally friendly technologies in every-day business and production deems as a modern-era necessity, within the elaboration of sustainability principles in every-day life as part of a “green” development. European policy and initiatives for environmental protection designate particular actions, such as supporting the use of renewable energy sources, energy saving and energy ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Why carbon management software is so crucial nowadays

    The new carbon and energy management software enables companies to effectively monitor and manage carbon emissions, as a crucial indicator of business performance. A new type of software for enterprise carbon and energy management (ECEM), is enabling companies to monitor, manage, and report corporate carbon emissions, as well as the energy consumption which is their principal source.With an ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Southern California Association of Governments geared up for a greener and more sustainable region

    Challenge As part of its planning efforts, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) wanted to get data on the energy and water usage of all commercial, industrial, and residential operations and facilities in the region to: Inform and improve regional transportation and local city planning; and Meet its SB 375 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Green existing buildings is easier (and cheaper) than you think

    Commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings are the most significant users of energy in the United States. Almost 70% of all generated electricity and about 12% of available potable water goes to support use and occupancy of buildings. Buildings play a major role in the quality of life for the 307 million people who go in and out of them every day and have a significant ...

  • 1st University worldwide to achieve ISO 50001 Certification case study

    Company Overview Founded in 1845, University College Cork (UCC) is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. It combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship with a view to responding effectively to the needs of a global society. Today University College Cork has grown to almost 16,000 ...


    By Enerit Ltd

  • Environmental, Safety & Health Compliance System pays off for Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), one of ten national laboratories managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, is a world leader in scientific research. Its scientists are known for their work in nuclear and high-energy physics; environmental and energy research; neurosciences, medical imaging, structural biology and nano-technology. BNL conducts research that enhances ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Thermal Power - Rehabilitation of Existing Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Case studies - office benefits

    Lighting doesn’t just illuminate the office. It can change the way we feel, influence people’s energy levels and performance and enhance our sense of well-being. Our lighting solutions give the green light to a healthier, happier workplace. You can add your own style, adjust ambiences and enhance life in the office with the power of light. Our office solutions improve the visual ...


    By LEDenergysave

  • Potential agricultural uses of flue gas desulfurization gypsum in the northern great plains

    Flue gas desulfurization gypsum (FGDG) is a byproduct from the combustion of coal for electrical energy production. Currently, FGDG is being produced by 15 electrical generating stations in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Much of this byproduct is used in the manufacturing of wallboard. The National Network for Use ...

  • The ISO 14000 Family of Standards - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is ISO 14000? Developed by ISO Technical Committee 207, which has as its scope of work “standardization in the field of environmental management tools and systems”, ISO 14000 is a series of international, voluntary environmental management standards, guides and technical reports. There are presently 14 standards, 2 technical reports (TRs) and a guide published in the 14000 series, with 3 ...


  • Green Banking - the value of ISO 14001 certification in the financial sector

     Abstract “Good environmental practice and good financial performance go hand in hand,” says Otti Bisang of Environmental Management Services at the Credit Suisse Group, which was reportedly the first major financial services institute worldwide to have achieved ISO 14001 certification. In 1995, in collaboration with four other banks and a major insurance company, the Group published its ...


  • CMR consultants educates school on water savings - case study

    Introduction St. Helen’s is an independent girls’ day school of more than 1,100 students aged from 3 to 18. Located in Northwood, St Helen’s spans 23 acres, with over 20 utilised buildings. Energy and water management and efficiency is important to St Helen’s in order to keep all overheads to a minimum, ensuring value for money to their pupils and families. ...


    By ENER-G

  • Enterprise Products Partners Launches Enterprise Tool for a Proactive ASPECT on EHS Regulatory Compliance

    Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is a large publicly-traded energy partnership, headquartered in Houston, TX. As a leading North American provider of midstream energy services, it maintains more than 50,000 miles of pipeline across the United States that transport natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined products, liquefied petroleum gases and petrochemicals to producers and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Going green - real world savings & measurable results

    Political discussion across the country has been tinged with green this year as awareness regarding climate change reaches an all time high. But what many corporations and individuals fail to realize, is that making environmentally friendly choices in how we live and work can equate to real world financial savings as well. For example, “green” or “sustainable” buildings use key resources like ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

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