environmental footprint reduction Articles

  • Case study - Environmental footprint and management strategies

    An organization’s environmental footprint (water, chemicals, energy, waste, etc.) is an essential component to maximizing its long-term profitability and fully understanding its risk management profile. Incorporating cost-management information derived using full social and environmental cost accounting or a life-cycle assessment can help facility and environmental managers identify and ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • What carbon footprint? Asks Corus

    Problem In case you haven’t heard, our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate, pardon the pun. One thing we do know for sure…carbon dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. If you had asked ...

  • Reducing your CO2 Footprint by Advanced Global Trading

    A CO2 footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases we produce through everyday activities. Of course most of us are aware that we can now calculate our CO2 footprint online. It’s largely just a matter of totting up our electricity and fuel bills. To then mitigate our personal contribution to global emissions we can purchase Emission Trading Permits (ETP). An ...

  • A preliminary water footprint assessment of copper production in China

    Scarcer water resources, stricter water regulations, decline in ore grade and increasing controversy on water use between local communities and mining operators have raised awareness of good water stewardship as being vital to running commercially viable mining operations. Water footprint assessment (WFA) is a holistic methodological framework that allows detailed quantification of direct and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • White paper with microsoft on benefits of carbon footprinting

    INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTThe Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is predicted to have an 8.7% share of the global GDP by 20201 and will play an increasingly significant role in the way people live, work, play and learn. Innovations within the ICT sector will lead to increases in efficiency and productivity while enhancing the quality of ...

  • Carbon reduction commitment (CRC) initiative

    British CRC Program Promotes Carbon Footprint Reductions Environmental managers from thousands of UK commercial enterprises will take on a much more important role within their respective organizations when the Carbon Reduction Commitment, or CRC, comes into effect in 2010. The initiative of the British government's Department for Energy and Climate Change has been rather hurriedly introduced and ...


    By Verisae

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

     If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Introduction to Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) requirements

    Environmental managers from thousands of UK commercial enterprises will take on a much more important role within their respective organizations when the Carbon Reduction Commitment, or CRC, comes into effect in 2010. The initiative of the British government's Department for Energy and Climate Change has been rather hurriedly introduced and its scope is not fully understood by many of the very ...


    By Verisae

  • Case study - Coil coater asks...`What carbon footprint?`

    Overview Our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate. One thing we do know for sure is that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. These days, many individuals and businesses alike are trying ...

  • Corporate carbon knowledge is the first step in reduction

    Yesterday, I wrote about the attitude shift that needs to happen at the corporate level for green tech to have a fighting chance. Since most CXO types are really, ultimately, focused on the bottom line, the only real way to get their attention is by showing them the numbers. And that’s where a new class of enterprise dashboard software intended to let companies document and manage their ...


  • Cost reduction and operating results of RO-EDI

    Electrodeionization (EDI) uses electrical current, in lieu of acid and caustic chemicals, to regenerate cation and anion resin. Reverse osmosis/EDI systems are now widely used to replace conventional mixed-bed ion-exchange (IX) technology in a broad range of applications. Proven effective at high flowrates, EDI has in recent years been incorporated in water treatment plants around the world, ...


    By Agape Water Solutions, Inc.

  • WAIV- Wind Aided Intensified Evaporation for reduction of desalination brine volume

    One of the challenges to inland desalination plants in arid regions is the question of brine disposal.  Evaporation ponds proposed for brine disposal present an environmental burden because of the large area required.  A process has been developed in cooperation with Lesico Ltd. to drastically reduce the land area required for such brine disposal.  It is based on vertically mounted and ...


    By Lesico CleanTech

  • Maxsys Fuel Systems Help Hospital Reduce Carbon Footprint with 5.1% Saving on Boiler Fuel Bill

    Fuel energy saving systems supplied and installed by Maxsys are providing improved efficiency to three steam-raising boilers at The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, a district general hospital within the Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust. The combined effect of the investment is a significant reduction in the organisation’s carbon footprint along with a 5.1% saving on the hospital’s ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

  • The Business of Environmental Performance

    Everyone is in the business of the environment, from small coffee shops to large oil and gas companies. The capital and social markets are scrutinizing the environmental performance of companies, often using obscure and inconsistent measures, resulting in impacts to reputation and shareholder value. Increasingly, the efficacy of non-governmental organizations, environmental advocacy, investor ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • The business of environmental performance

    Everyone is in the business of the environment, from small coffee shops to large oil and gas companies. The capital and social markets are scrutinizing the environmental performance of companies, often using obscure and inconsistent measures, resulting in impacts to reputation and shareholder value. Increasingly, the efficacy of non-governmental organizations, environmental advocacy, investor ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • How the recession is affecting environmental careers

    “This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.” President Barrack Obama spoke with concern about the future of our planet calling for immediate action to be taken to secure a sustainable future for the next generation. This article ...


    By Allen & York Ltd

  • Environmental attitudes in the UK nuclear energy industry

    The relatively low carbon footprint of nuclear energy development, when compared to fossil fuel alternatives, is widely cited as one of the main factors influencing the recent policy trend in the UK. This paper examines the shift in UK nuclear energy policy in the 21st century from a position opposed to atomic energy expansion to one in its favour, focusing on the role of carbon emissions. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A study for microsoft demonstrating the environmental benefits of digital software distribution

    A carbon footprint Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy found that replacing traditional distribution of DVD/CD disk kit software with electronicsoftware distribution (ESD) can result in a 91% reduction in carbon emissions for most Microsoft Volume Licensing1 (VL) customers. Leading standards were applied to calculate the ...

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