sustainability professional Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Worker Attention to Improve Safety and Operational Outcomes

    In January, 2016, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind sessions with Amanda Wang Valentine, Dr Gary Edwards and Tamara Parris to discuss how attention impacts our workers safety in the workplace. During our sessions we had two community members volunteer, Jessie Aiton and Thomas Colla of Fomas Group. They shared their views, challenges and insights learned through their work ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • A pathway to a more sustainable water sector: sustainability-based asset management

    The water sectors of many countries are faced with the need to address simultaneously two overarching challenges; the need to undertake effective asset management coupled with the broader need to evolve business processes so as to embrace sustainability principles. Research has thus been undertaken into the role sustainability principles play in asset management. As part of this research, a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Embedding sustainability: 'painless is just delay'

    This paper engages with sustainability in higher education, based on working in transformative education with undergraduate engineers and in academic staff development at several Australian universities. It argues that we need to replace 'growth' as our guiding metaphor, with alternatives such as health, healing and sustainability. Embedding sustainability in higher education depends on suitably ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sustainable Packaging is Simply a Smart Choice

    Think 7.3 billion people now sounds like a lot? A United Nations-backed study estimates the world’s population could surge to 11 billion or more in 2100—a 57 percent increase in the number of humans living on the planet. Earth Day gives manufacturers (such as food and beverage producers) a timely opportunity to ponder how their businesses affect the planet’s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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