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  • Create a Green Office

    Creating an environmentally friendly workplace is an excellent investment, achieving significant operating cost reduction, building team spirit and creating a highly desirable employment environment. And we all know that when employee morale improves, turnover decreases and hiring and training costs decrease. Publicized effectively, environmental responsibility will also enhance marketplace image ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Prediction of Fire Growth for Compartments of Office Buildings as Part of a Fire Risk/Cost Assessment Model

    This article presents a zone model for the prediction of fire growth in a commercial compartment of an office building as part of a fire risk and cost assessment software package. The model developed is a combination of a transient, two-zone submodel used for the pre-flashover fire state and a quasi-steady, single-zone submodel for the post-flashover state. In the two-zone submodel, the selected ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • 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

  • Improving air quality in the office

    Most people spend the main part of their day indoors – in the home, school or office environment. Focusing specifically on improving air quality in the office and workplace setting, we are looking at the key potential sources of pollution which impact upon air quality and employees’ health. Examples include, outdoor air (particularly relevant if the workplace is next to a busy road), ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • CCS - generation cost implications

    With government FEED contracts awarded for two new schemes, end-to-end CCS projects could finally become a reality in the UK. In an environment where energy prices are constantly scrutinised, how much will this CCS-produced electricity cost? Marc Height listened to the experts. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is currently enjoying a new surge of interest following a period of relative ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • State of Illinois Treasury Office - Case Study

    Project Results and Impacts Identification of the most energy consuming sources Minimize emissions and utility costs CSE Solution “Measurement of  GHG Emissions” CSE performed the calculations for all the operations of the State of Illinois Treasury Office. The calculations were performed for the buildings ...

  • A sustainability calculator - how green is your office?

    The Xerox Corporation has launched the industry's first sustainability calculator designed to help its customers pinpoint opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts of offices while reducing costs. The calculator is a software tool that measures the overall impact that a company's document technologies have on the environment. It's the newest assessment tool available through Xerox Office ...

  • A Cost-Effective Approach to Explosion Consequence Modeling

    Failure to identify and mitigate explosion hazards is a persistent cause of industrial accidents, impacting sites ranging from fertilizer storage facilities to refineries. While some explosion consequence assessments are performed to comply with regulatory requirements or industry-specific process safety standards, in many cases the potential for loss of life and property damage is overlooked ...

  • The “Social cost of carbon” and climate change policy

    Economist Frank Ackerman has called the “social cost of carbon” the most important number you never heard of. What is the social cost of carbon, where do the numbers come from, and why should policymakers take care when using them? The Obama Administration (and the Bush Administration before it) uses the SCC to assess the benefits of regulations that would limit emissions of carbon ...

  • Why Your Organization Needs A Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

    Organization charts normally have boxes for lots of chiefs – whether it’s chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), or even chief technology officer (CTO) – to indicate positions of senior responsibility for large areas the organizations’ day-to-day and strategic operations. There are a growing number of chief ...

  • Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group's (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, environmental issues will continue to be used to make distinctions between the two parties (or between the House and Senate). Speculation is currently rife ...


    By Acta Group

  • Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, environmental issues will continue to be used to make distinctions between the two parties (or between the House and Senate). Speculation ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection

    “Carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere allows to separate emissions control from the time and location of the actual emissions. This flexibility can be important for climate protection,” says lead-author Elmar Kriegler. “You don’t have to prevent emissions in every factory or truck, but could for instance plant grasses that suck CO2out of the air to grow – and ...

  • 2013 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group's (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, environmental issues will continue to be used to make distinctions between the two parties (or between the House and Senate). Speculation is currently rife ...


    By Acta Group

  • 2013 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, environmental issues will continue to be used to make distinctions between the two parties (or between the House and Senate). Speculation ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Class-a Office Tower 947 Fort Street Victoria, B.C. - Case Study

    Key Parameters Type of Facility – New Construction Function – Upscale Professional Offices with Retail Area – Six stories, 44,000 sq. ft. Project Completed – 2010 LEED Gold Challenge: Sustainable design. Designing for LEED Gold certification, engineers and owners wanted to add value by ...

  • Falling Oil Price Forces Operators to Find Cost Savings in Water Management

    When oil prices were 80 to 100 dollars per barrel, water management costs were high, but they were tolerable when money was flowing profitably. However, as today’s falling price nears 40 dollars, water related costs are still high and only exacerbate widespread industry losses. The 150 US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported that ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • 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.

  • The Energy CFO’s Guide to Robust Risk Management

    Energy Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) should design and develop standardized decision-making frameworks to maintain a consistent approach to managing risk, says Brent Ridge, Chief Financial and Risk Officer, Energy Northwest. “The most important risk management strategy is driving judgments down the organization and not driving decisions up,” he goes on to say. A speaker at the ...


    By Marcus Evans

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