sustainability professional Articles

  • Recap: 4 Interesting Takeaways from the NAEM 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. The 2016 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum officially wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 28 in Denver, Colorado, and it was a fantastic event. The 24th annual event drew hundreds of EHS and sustainability professionals ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • DEEDS: a teaching and learning resource to help mainstream sustainability into everyday design teaching and professional practice

    The DEsign EDucation and Sustainability (DEEDS) project, funded by the European Union's Leonardo da Vinci Programme, comprises a partnership of five institutions from the European design and sustainable development communities that embraces higher education, research and practice. This paper outlines the background, evolution and outcomes from the project which currently include a set of core ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable remediation

    The term remediation refers to procedures implemented to eliminate contaminants and toxic waste from polluted landfills, water bodies and other places to promote environmental health and safety. Since its inception in the 1970s, remediation itself has evolved into a full-fledged industry. Organizations engaged in environmental construction activities typically execute remediation projects. In ...

  • Businesses increasingly rely on environmental professionals to save energy

    Progressively more UK businesses are turning to environmental professionals to drive cost savings and deliver environmental change. UK businesses are increasingly hiring environmental professionals that can help them realise substantial energy and resource-efficiency savings. This is the conclusion taken by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), which ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Nigerian professionals boost their know-how in Renewable Energies

    RENAC holds a sell-out training course in Nigeria on behalf of the Energy Commission of Nigeria . Berlin, 10.8.2010 – On behalf of the Energy Commission of Nigeria together with Eauxwell Nigeria Limited, the Berlin-based Renewables Academy last week carried out a renewable energy training seminar in Abuja, Nigeria. Nearly 120 decision-makers ...

  • Presidents’ reflections 100 – A century of energy professionalism

    1. In May 1978, I chaired the AGM which saw  members sensibly approve the motion that the  name of the Institute of Fuel be changed to the  Institute of Energy, despite strong resistance  from the “old guard” members of Council. My  period in office coincided with the “Winter of  Discontent” and the run-up to the May 1979  election, which ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Mentorship, knowledge transmission and female professionals in Canadian water research and policy

    We face multiple water challenges: droughts, floods, crumbling infrastructure and disappearing natural hydrosystems. Technological interventions will help but these challenges also require social solutions and good governance. Identifying and implementing both technical and social solutions demands a resilient water research and policy community (WRPC). The WRPC must include diverse perspectives ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainability in the event management sector

    Many facilities managers will be familiar with British Standards and International Standards, and the approach of plan, do, check, act and review as a way of implementing and monitoring progress. However for many event managers the framework provided by British Standards may be very unfamiliar. BSI British Standards is the UK’s national standards organisation, recognised globally for its ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Zappos' comprehensive approach to sustainability

    Brad Tomm, Sr. Manager of Campus Operations and Sustainability, Zappos Family of Companies will be speaking at Smithers Pira's Sustainability in Packaging conference and exhibition. He will join speakers from Happyfamily Brands and Williams-Sonoma in our session on 'Getting a Sustainable Packaging Project Started: the Balancing ...


    By Smithers Rapra

  • Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

    Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined result of the different life-cycle ...

  • Enhancing Your Role as a Standards Professional - Part 1: The Elevator Speech

    You know your participation in standards development is critical to your company, but does your company recognize this? Do you have the support and resources you need? Here’s how to develop a quick summary of what you do and what you need that top-level executives will hear and understand. For years, standards professionals and organizations have extolled the benefits of standards and the ...


    By ASTM International

  • An innovative model of a computer-mediated professional community: China software developer net

    The emergence of computer-mediated communities rises from people's needs to gather and participate in informal public spaces in everyday life and their primordial wish to look for a sense of 'community'. Internet service providers set up privately owned platforms in the internet and people join in voluntarily for sharing information about the specific topics of their common interest. Using a case ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Support for the development of professional standards increases as the Environment Sector expands

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • Embedding governance and sustainable development in ethics

    Governments all over the world seem to be notoriously known for their lack of commitment to entrench ethical norms in their practices, which demand from them accountability, equity, integrity and transparency; perhaps they are just overwhelmed by the atrocious malpractices in their midst. It is not surprising that allegations and counterallegations of corruption, nepotism, cronyism or inadequate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Niagara Sustainability Initiative case study

    Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate that connects government, industry, community and academia to advance the environmental and economic performance in the Niagara Region. The organization consists of senior level professionals from the energy, environment, government and academic sectors, as well as recent post-graduate alumni, graduate ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

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