sustainability data Articles

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH

  • Sustainability data makes business stronger

    Humanity is living beyond the planet’s ability to support us. We have to decouple economic growth from our use of resources and the first step to doing that is to know and monitor the impact of our activities. Thanks to the efforts of CDP, the amount and quality of data available to businesses has exploded. We now live in the age of “big data” and businesses have the ability to ...


    By thinkstep

  • Approaches to Managing EHS and Sustainability Data by NAEM

    Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders use a variety of primary tools to ensure regulatory compliance, increase efficiency and support public disclosure of sustainability achievements. But with an array of data management tools on the market, it’s worth evaluating how companies are managing EHS and sustainability data, and what trends are emerging. NAEM's latest ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sustainability measures - five essentials for effective data collection

    Globalization, unprecedented financial failures and. unsettling predictions about the future have many. contemplating what changes are necessary for society’s. core institutions to grow, prosper and flourish over the. long term. Some would argue that part of the solution is. to rethink and redefine “value,” integrating both. environmental and social dimensions to the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The End of Sustainability

    The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging realities of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty and unprecedented change. From a policy perspective, we must face the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainability Projects

    I2.1 | Energy Management: Barriers to Implementation Michael Walker | VP – Energy & Environmental Services, The EI Group, Inc. There is a lot of talk about saving energy and improving sustainability. While everyone agrees that “we” should do more, many owners and property managers have concluded that their ...

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

  • Carbon sustainability framework to reduce CO2 emissions in data centres)

    Reducing the impact of greenhouse gases (CO2) on climate change in an attempt to tackle global warming issues is a challenge many companies and businesses are trying to undertake. Businesses across the globe need to take a leadership role in reducing their carbon footprint. This paper proposes a new IT–based carbon sustainability framework that provides a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Modified Environmental Kuznets Curve for sustainable development assessment using panel data

    Many empirical studies have tried to analyse the causal relations between economic growth and environmental degradation by using the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). Despite the huge diffusion of EKC studies, this model has been criticised for incompleteness in a sustainable development context. The aim of this paper is to build a Modified EKC (MEKC) including well-being aspects and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data centres go green with LEED-like sustainability rating

    New certification in the UK greens data centres operations and give owners a LEED-like sustainability ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Indigenous materials and techniques database (IMTeD): a sustainability data aid for designers

    A consideration of the "value" of indigenous materials in developing nations precedes an overview of current approaches to encouraging their sustainable use. A significant factor in the failure of traditional building materials to become widely established in the developing world is identified as being a lack of appropriate (i.e. supported by formal measurement and test procedures) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vapo - comparable and reliable data for sustainability reporting and authorities’ registers - case study

    Vapo is the leading supplier of local and renewable fuels, bioelectricity and bioheat, and environmental business solutions in the Baltic Sea region. Vapo’s focus on sustainability agenda is on environmental management, particularly on the climate change. Vapo implemented Tofuture´s leading Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) system for management and reporting of its ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Outokumpu - leadership in sustainability is based on reliable data - case study

    Outokumpu decided to replace its existing data solution for environmental data collection in desire for integrated, efficient, accurate and transparent corporate-wide environmental performance management. In addition to reporting, system was designed to follow groups KPI’s such as carbon footprint, energy and material efficiency. Tofuture´s Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Why sustainability practitioners need to embrace big data (rather than be scared of it)

    The outcome of the 2012 presidential election in the US, which saw President Barack Obama fight to win a second term against the Republican Mitt Romney, was uncertain. Obama’s record-breaking fundraising was no guarantee of success in the face of challenging domestic issues such as how the US would respond to the economic downturn or the future of the Affordable Care Act. But one man did ...


    By cr360 - a UL Company

  • Data warehouses for sustainable supply chain management: a reference framework

    This paper presents a reference architecture for information integration in sustainable supply chain management. This architecture aims to provide an integrated information infrastructure across a supply chain. It is intended to provide support to the interchange of information related to the socially responsible management of corporations by coordinating and communicating the information stored ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Value of Sustainability Software

    Through sustainability reporting, your organization is empowered to make responsible, data-driven decisions in order to reduce its carbon emissions on the environment.  ...


    By EHS Insight

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