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  • 9 Purely Business Reasons to “Green” Your Company

    Becoming more “green” is a recognized business issue. Savvy companies who have comprehensively addressed the issue have taken advantage of core business value opportunities. This article presents 9 purely business reasons why a robust “green” program will benefit a company’s bottom line with real life ...


  • Compost Plays Key Role in Green Roof Mixes

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    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Promote green business and show how it produces profit

    There is money in going green. Investing in a future that is more environmentally centered should be your goal. There are multitudes of eco business development opportunities that need financing. Steering away from companies and destructive industries that demonstrate disregard for our planet is a good beginning. Locating pension funds, financial investment firms and consultants who help ...


  • Does your green brand need a reality check?

    Perception vs. reality has always been a major source of tension for brands. And sustainability, once heralded as the next big brand advantage, has only made things worse. It's simple, really. If you promise people your soap will make them smell nice and it doesn't, they'll get over it. If you falsely promise your soap doesn't have palm oil from orangutan-displacing plantations, people aren't ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Greenpeace and High-Tech`s gargantuan green gap

    Why can't tech companies go green? With such luminaries as Google, IBM and HP (NYSE: HPQ)   forming the vanguard of the clean tech movement, it may seem a silly question to ask. Headlines trumpeting these companies' initiatives -- not to mention the nonstop announcements of new energy-saving IT products -- would seem to suggest the tech industry is green all over. Greenpeace's quarterly ...


  • Buying Green! A Handbook on Environmental Public Procurement

    Untitled Document Green procurement: the essentials Green public procurement is a step-by-step process. Here are the steps. ...

  • The optimisation of building deconstruction for Department of Defense facilities: Ft. McClellan Deconstruction Project

    This project entailed the removal of three identical WWII-era two-story wood-framed barracks buildings at Ft. McClellan Army Base, Anniston, AL, using varying degrees of hand deconstruction and mechanical/hand deconstruction, and a traditional demolition method. Deconstruction is the dismantling of building structures to recover the maximum amount of primarily reusable and secondarily recyclable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • De Blauwe Bak recycling moves into cover-all building

    Location: NetherlandsApplication: Recycling Sorting FacilityBuilding Series: TITAN® Low SlopeBuilding Size: 131' w x 131' l (39.9m x 39.9m) This summer, De Blauwe Bak Recycling completed a large expansion of their sorting operation in Heerhugowaard. Owner Frank Koopman decided last year to cover a large part of his building site rather than facing the problems involved with the mandatory ...


  • Recycling Systems, Inc.: diverting waste material from landfills

    By recovering materials at its own facility and reducing waste travel to landfills, RSI is competitive in a marketplace of giants while providing a platform for sustainability and environmental stewardship. With the rollup of many independent waste haulers in the late 1990s, many construction companies found themselves with few service vendor choices. The family owners ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • A culture of improvement: Defining the role of scale and sustainability in building big projects

    In this interview with McKinsey’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO Jacqueline Hinman discusses a wide range of issues, including dealing with environmental issues, the Olympics, attracting female talent, and the impact of Brexit. In this interview with McKinsey & Company’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO  ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • The next wave of sustainable planning: green neighbourhood assessment systems

    Since the 1970s, seeking solutions for global environmental problems have been on the agenda of both national and international debates where quantifying and measuring 'sustainability' have been an emerging foci. Within this perspective, analysis of areas through new methods and measurable parameters is among recent research fields in both academia and practice. To this end, in the literature, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Going green gains momentum in tough real estate market

    Question: Who thinks the new world of green building and 'going green' has the capacity to rescue today's real estate market?Answer: Anyone who manufactures, sells, processes and represents any products or systems that use renewable energy for their main source of power. Add to this any service or business dedicated to creating a better living space for the occupants of our built environment, ...


  • Transfer stations: finding the right shade of green for your transfer station

    The goal of sustainable design in the built environment is to move the bar higher. A good definition of sustainability is the act of balancing the environmental, social and economic needs of the built and natural environments for present and future generations (Brundtland Commission, 1987). These principles can be applied to every type of project, including the design of transfer stations and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Green and growth, can we have both? Lessons from the transport sector

    Sometimes it is assumed that sustainability comes with a cost. However, the UK car manufacturing sector seems to have proved that this is not the case. Could this success be replicated in other sectors? Marc Height reports. The car manufacturing sector in the UK has been an underreported success story, both in terms of its economic achievements, and in its embrace of lower carbon technologies ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development

    In its seventh year, progress for the fund has been slow. What will it take to fulfill the GCF’s promise? When the world’s poor countries demanded action during the failing United Nations–led climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, the U.S. government responded with a promise: It would help raise US$100 billion a year by 2020 to assist efforts to cope ...


    By Ensia

  • Lean, green and clean: Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy - DuPont

    The last thirty years have seen big changes in the attitude and approach of corporations to sustainability. From the conception of "siloed" environmental initiatives to the appointment of Chief Sustainability Officers, many companies have gone through a veritable revolution in moving from a compliance mind-set to proactive commitments aimed at reducing their environmental footprint. This is in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development

    In its seventh year, progress for the fund has been slow. What will it take to fulfill the GCF’s promise? When the world’s poor countries demanded action during the failing United Nations–led climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, the U.S. government responded with a promise: It would help raise US$100 billion a year by 2020 to assist efforts to cope with ...


    By Ensia

  • Break It Down, Build It Up - Sustainable Science Has Roots in ASTM Standards Development

    It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage were plowing up and down the East Coast with no place to dock. The idea of having biodegradable plastics would address a number of issues like getting rid of the trash and cleaning up marine waste, which was becoming a huge issue at the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Material selection for a constructed wetroof receiving pre-treated high strength domestic wastewater

    A constructed wetroof (CWR) is defined in this study as the combination of a green roof and a constructed wetland: a shallow wastewater treatment system placed on the roof of a building. The foremost challenge of such CWRs, and the main aim of this investigation, is the selection of an appropriate matrix capable of assuring the required hydraulic retention time, the long-term stability and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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