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  • New Rules for PEP ecopassport® Product Environmental Profiles

    The PEP ecopassport® Association Steering Committee approved the 3rd edition of its Product Category Rules (PCR) on April 2, 2015. This new edition updates existing guidance, improves clarity, ensures consistency in the Product Environmental Profiles (PEPs) being delivered, and harmonizes with updated market requirements. Environmental assessments, increasingly ...


    By SGS

  • 5 ways leaders can evolve their thinking about workspaces of the future

    Last week, senior government officials, business leaders and global thinkers gathered in Vancouver at the 2016 GLOBE Series Conference and Innovation Expo with a goal of uncovering new ways to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities. In an emerging field like sustainability where nobody has all the answers, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Service Life Considerations in Relation to Green Building Rating Systems: An Exploratory Study, in collaboration with Morrison Hershfield Limited.

    Untitled Document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This is the final report of the exploratory phase of a study of durability and service life issues related to green ...

  • Beyond the barriers of water reuse

    Water reuse may be the moment’s most talked about treatment industry topic. It’s no wonder that as drought persists in regions throughout the world without sign of subsiding, questions about how we can make the most of our water are being asked. An answer can be found in the ways that we apply membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. As one of the most central components for water ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Four sustainability trends to watch in 2012

    The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. Now, sustainable development is entering a new phase, characterized by greater alignment within and between the public and private sectors. Perhaps the greatest obstacle has been the lack of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How to Choose the Right Commercial Air Filter

    When it comes to selecting a commercial air filter, or air filtration system, there are many variables that have to be considered. In general, the choice of which air filter can be made a bit easier by first defining the overall goal that you are trying to achieve which is usually one of two options. Is the purpose of the filter to protect the air circulation equipment, or is it to provide a ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Best soil management practices for Washington building sites

    The Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC), which started the Soils for Salmon project in 1999, launched a new website, and a “Building Soil” outreach campaign to change standard building practices. The mission is to help builders and developers preserve and restore native soil on building sites, using compost. These soil “best management practices” (BMPs) will soon be required by local ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?

    Lingering questions leave some concerned about a new generation of plumbing material The calls and e-mails arrive as often as several times a week from people with concerns about drinking water. Some of the callers — who include homeowners, architects and builders — want to know why their water smells like gasoline. Others want to know which kinds of pipes to ...


    By Ensia

  • Introduction to Decentralized Packaged Wastewater Treatment (PWWT) Systems - PDH Article

    Learning Objectives After reading this article, you should understand: Functions and processes of a decentralized PWWT system; Design considerations of a PWWT system. Overview "Clean water will be the oil of the 21st Century." The accuracy and magnitude of this statement is resonating worldwide. ...

  • Is Green a Color or an Objective?

    “Environmentally friendly” is a term that is applied with a spatula in today’s products’ labels in ever increasing numbers.   What does it mean?  Does it mean it’s better for nature, people, pets, or for the profit line of the company offering it?    In the industry and elsewhere, we see a marked ...

  • Rotork electric valve control contributes to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ environmental improvements - Case Study

    Sector: Food & Beverage Category: Process Control Actuators Products: CVL, CVQ Overview Rotork electric valve control contributes to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ environmental improvements    Rotork CVA electric control valve actuation technology is helping Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) ...


    By Rotork

  • British Columbia releases Climate Action Plan and a blueprint for change

    The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America. Based on the breadth and depth of issues covered in the Plan, he may be right.'The plan outlines a roadmap ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Stocking Your Green Building Toolkit

    1. Introduction Designing, constructing and operating environmentally friendly buildings can be a lot more complex than it seems, especially when it comes to materials selection. We would all like simple measures or rules of thumb that would make the selection process easy, but they are hard to come by, if they exist at all. The reality is that we are constantly forced into a balancing act, ...

  • Stormwater Management Improvements Spurred by Low Impact Development Techniques

    Abstract A concept first advanced in 19901, evidence of Low Impact Development (LID) can now be seen across North America. Like many infrastructure transformations, this growth in LID design has benefitted from regulatory changes; compliance versus cost remains an important motivator in any ...


    By Nilex

  • 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 ...


  • How to tap the energy savings in greywater

    Many operators of offices, hospitals, hotels, large condos, and other buildings are aware of the need to save money and reduce their environmental impact, through better water management. The result has been the growth of ways to reduce water consumption, ranging from low-flow show-crheads to landscaping that requires minimal watering. Building operators are also aware of a similar need to ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • 4 Cities Show Leadership in Adapting to Local Climate Impacts

    Extreme rainfall hammered Boulder, CO with more than 17 inches of precipitation in just six days earlier this year. Salt Lake City’s snowpack—a critical water source—is showing troubling changes in its melting rates. Costly floods and overflowing storm drains ...

  • Can sports make sustainability mainstream?

    The global reach of sports is something sustainability advocates can only dream of — and it could help environmental engagement move from exception to societal norm. From climate change to deforestation to human rights, we are more aware than ever of the myriad environmental and social challenges facing humanity. Unfortunately, this cognizance has largely failed to translate into the ...


    By Ensia

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • The Sustainability Maturity Curve

    For businesses, sustainability is not a destination, but a continuous journey. To help companies and managers to understand the topic and why they should be interested in it, PE International uses the concept of the sustainability maturity curve. It’s a concept that emerged through discussions at our Product Sustainability Round Table back when the idea of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) was just ...


    By thinkstep

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