environmental measurement Articles

  • 5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

    There are also many overlaps between the quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EHS standards such as OHSAS 18001. As businesses look to find greater efficiencies by streamlining and integrating business processes, as well as get a better return on their IT investments, quality and EHS convergence makes sense.  Forward-looking businesses are already finding areas ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • What are the main indicators of water quality?

    “Water is the driving force of all nature;” so said Leonardo da Vinci. The survival of our planet depends on the availability of water and the condition that it is in. It is therefore vital to make sure that it is able to provide a hospitable environment for those that live in it, and is free from harmful levels of substances for those that drink it. Not ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Measurement Uncertainty in Environmental Noise Measurement

    Any measurement is meaningless without an uncertainty or tolerance associated with it. All measured numbers contain errors, and as such have an associated uncertainty. Disturbing as it is to an engineer, it is actually not possible to measure anything exactly. One definition of uncertainty is “A parameter, associated with the result of a measurement that characterizes the dispersion of the ...

  • Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance

    Our findings suggest a need for explicit environmental performance standards in order to provide stakeholders with more reliable, consistent, and accurate information for comparing firms and making key strategic decisions. Hypothesis: In order to provide meaningful, accurate and comparable environmental performance data to decision-makers who rely on such information, the accounting profession ...


  • The quality of the measurements in the environmental field

    Over recent years in various ways errors in environmental measurements have been criticised and large amounts of money wasted. It therefore becomes ever more necessary to increase the culture of the rigorous experimental measurement and handling of data. This is particularly important in fields such as our environment and our cultural heritage so closely connected to our life and our ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring corporate environmental footprint

    Nuno DaSilva, Managing Director of PE Americas, reveals the best methodologies for measuring an organization’s environmental impact. Frequently I get asked for guidance on the best methods for measuring an organization's environmental footprint. Questions tend to be about 'should measurement be based strictly on collecting emissions and energy use data from operational and facility sites?' How ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environmental sustainability: issues of definition and measurement

    Operationalisation of the concept of sustainable development requires the formulation of sustainability indicators and of techniques to assess scores on such indicators. A flexible approach is proposed, which incorporates several normative issues (including intergenerational welfare and substitution of manufactured capital for natural capital) and leads to a choice of location-specific ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring Energy and Environmental Success: Metrics!

    February 22, 2011 I recently attended a local environmental conference and a senior manager from a local company gave a stirring talk about the recent investments and upgrades made at her facility to improve sustainability and energy efficiency, including upgrading their boilers and other “roll up your sleeves” strategies. She mentioned that her company noticed significant reductions ...


  • Optimus green – environmental noise measurement case study

    With the experience of over 35 years in land development, The Banks Group continues to develop land throughout England and Scotland for a variety of uses including surface coalmines, onshore wind farms, commercial and residential property schemes and sustainable wastemanagement facilities.With the aim of being one of the UK’smost successful land developers, it comes as no surprise that the ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Mitigating the effect of weather on environmental noise measurements

    Many factors play a part when creating a reliable environmental noise assessment. This paper provides a practical look at the effect of weather conditions on sound levels to raise awareness of the importance of meteorology in noise measurements. It references requirements for measuring meteorology in BS-4142:2014 and compares them to legislation from other countries. It also covers how variations ...

  • Effects of environmental measures on the sustainability indicators health and quality

    Introduction Sustainability has three dimensions: the economic, the ecological and the social dimension. “One-dimensional” policies in a company need to be integrated so as to take into account the many aspects of human life. This may be complicated since the dimensions are mutually related. Along with all kinds of synergies, the implementation of an ecological corporate ...


  • PUMA to measure the environmental impact of its operations

    Leading sports brand expects new reporting method will measure the carbon footprint of its supply chain. PUMA is to publish an environmental profit and loss (EP&L) statement in an attempt to more accurately measure the success of its green initiatives. As recently announced by luxury brand group PPR that owns the sports and lifestyle firm, supply chain analyst Trucost will be in charge of ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Measurement and analysis of environmental amenities in Beijing, China

    Based on both international and domestic studies, this research has formulated a comprehensive and applicable index system of environmental amenities measurements for Beijing. The index system has been used to calculate the environmental amenities indices from 2000 to 2004 and grey relational analysis as well as a Grey model (1,1) are used in the analysis of the trend in changing environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impacts of voluntary agri-environmental measures on Austria's agriculture

    With about 78% of farms in the Agri-Environmental Programme (AEP), Austria has one of the highest participation rates in the European Union. The programme reflects a key concern in Austrian agricultural policy, which is to reconcile agricultural production, environmental protection, social cohesion and rural development. This paper reviews the changes in agricultural policy leading up to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Political Measures for Strategic Environmental Policy with External Effects

    This paper investigates an environmental policy designed to reduce the emission of pollutants under uncertainty, with the agent problem as an optimal stopping problem. We first analyze the two cases in which there are one agent and two competing agents by following Ohyama and Tsujimura (2005). When we consider a model of strategic agents, we need to analyze the external economic effect that is ...


    By Springer

  • Environmental measurements at Monte Cimone GAW station

    Continuous atmospheric CO 2 measurements performed by IAFMC at Mt. Cimone Observatory in the period 1980–2009 were analysed in order to select data representing background concentrations. A filtering technique was used to smooth background data and to separate the annual cycle from the long-term increase. The average growth rate of CO 2 was found to be 1.708 ± 0.003 ppm/year, while annual ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of environmental measures on the sustainability indicators health and quality

    An entrepreneur that just strives for maximizing profit risks loosing his social “licence to produce”. Companies do not only have a responsibility towards their shareholders, but also towards their employees and the environment. The concern for social and environmental neffects should become part of the company’s core business. In this way, corporate social responsibility consists of three ...


  • Noise Measurement

    Definitions Threshold and criterion levels The threshold level is the A-weighted sound level at which a personal noise dosimeter begins to integrate noise into a measured exposure. For example, if the threshold level on a sound level meter is set at 80 decibels (dB), it will capture and integrate into the computation of dose all noise in the employee's hearing zone that equals or exceeds 80 dB. ...


  • Environmental Audit and Introduction of Multiple Cleaner Production Measures: Goulburn Wool Scour

     Amid the recession of the late 1980s, Goulburn Wool Scour achieved industry leadership by adopting a management philosophy based on the three R’s - reduce, reuse and recycle. Cleaner production measures, including a pre-treatment process that allows the recovery of waste products for sale or use in the property, have improved product quality, cut costs and changed the plant from an ...


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