water conservation audit Articles

  • Energy Conservation: Westpac Banking Corporation

    The concerted effort of employees was the key to the success of Westpac’s energy conservation program which, in 1994, reduced electricity bills by $2.54 million, more than recouping the initial outlay of $1.8 million in only the first year. In 1995, the bank outlayed another $1.1 million but saved an additional $1.5 million, increasing recurrent annual savings to $4 million. The program revolved ...


  • Water conservation in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a decision support system approach

    Freshwater sources are very limited in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Their capital abundance and coastal locations enabled them to produce freshwater through desalination and supply water to customers at highly subsidised price. However, due to the sharp increase in population and misuse of freshwater, there are shortages in water supply. The GCC countries need to take appropriate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mudbank - Responsible business supporting biodiversity and flyway conservation

    Mudbank is an innovative approach for business to support the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds around the globe. To offset the impact of development projects, Mudbank invests on behalf of companies in the permanent protection of important coastal habitat along migratory flyways. It is designed to be an option in the Mitigation Hierarchy—and not just an “in lieu ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Alberta’s ERCB Ensuring EHS Compliance – 1,394 audits & inspections on average in the last 4 months

    What is the ERCB? In Alberta,Canada, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is the  agency responsible for the development of the provinces’ oil and gas resources. Throughout an oil and gas project’s progress, ERCB is responsible for ensuring that the public interest, including concerns for public safety, environmental impact and conservation of resources, has ...

  • Recycling; Segregation of Waste; Use of Recycled Products; Energy Conservation: Flinders Medical Centre

     Background Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) initiated the Healthy Environment Project in December 1991 with the aim of minimising waste and exploring other environmental initiatives. FMC is a public teaching hospital in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, with 500 beds and 3,000 staff. Over the past two decades, hospitals have increasingly sought to minimise the risk of ...


  • Why is Europe failing to take the energy-water connection seriously?

    Concerns are intensifying in the US about the troubling interdependence of the economy'swater and energy needs. In particular, the vast quantities of ...


    By Ceres

  • Efficient Operation of Lighting, Hot Water and Air Conditioning: Hotel Inter Continental Sydney

    To improve its environmental performance and save nearly $300,000 per year, the Hotel Inter Continental Sydney changed some practices that seemed insignificant in themselves but which collectively, wasted massive resources. The changes cost around $275,000 and no adverse affect on guest amenity. They included lowering the power of lights that were too bright, lowering the temperature of ...


  • Developing solutions for today and tomorrow case study

    Challenge: To improve compliance performance, a national foodservice distribution company contracted with Antea Group to develop and implement a corporate-wide environmental compliance audit program throughout the United States.  Faced with an aggressive six-week project completion deadline, Antea Group scheduled multiple local audit teams to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Total Energy Management System: Ayers Rock Resort

    Ayers Rock Resort operates in the semi-arid conditions of the Central Australian desert. Since electricity is a major component of running costs, the Resort has installed a computer based preventative maintenance monitoring system, which links all facilities at the Resort and enables tracking of energy costs by process and item of equipment. A monthly energy audit process, together with the newly ...


  • Asian Paints minimizes environmental impact and maximizes new operational efficiencies

    Asian Paints Ltd. operates in 22 countries around the world. It maintains 27 paint manufacturing facilities and serves consumers in 65 countries. As a truly global enterprise, Asian Paints is aware of the impact its operations have on the environment and is strongly committed to following the latest best practices for “green productivity.” Specifically, the company is working to ...


    By IHS

  • Green existing buildings is easier (and cheaper) than you think

    Commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings are the most significant users of energy in the United States. Almost 70% of all generated electricity and about 12% of available potable water goes to support use and occupancy of buildings. Buildings play a major role in the quality of life for the 307 million people who go in and out of them every day and have a significant ...

  • Southern California Association of Governments geared up for a greener and more sustainable region

    Challenge As part of its planning efforts, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) wanted to get data on the energy and water usage of all commercial, industrial, and residential operations and facilities in the region to: Inform and improve regional transportation and local city planning; and Meet its SB 375 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • The Role of EHS Software

    Environmental, health and safety (EHS) software plays a key role in most industries today. In short, it is the goal of putting a strong safety program in place within the company. This offers a number of benefits for the organization including minimizing risks associated with environmental regulations, reducing the company's environmental impact, and improving workplace safety for employees. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Incentives for environmental performance

    There are many advantages for a company who is pursuing a course of superior environmental performance. Governmental Trends to Improve Environmental Management Better organization and more efficient management of environmental responsibilities. Better compliance with laws and regulations. Reduction in environmental risk and liabilities with possible ...

  • Green Certification Providers – Who should you choose?

    Our previous article on How to Get a Green Certification generated several inquiries. Almost everyone had the same question: with so many green certifications available out there, how can we discern who’s serious? A good rule of thumb is how long the process takes. A solid certification is bound to take at least one month, from the moment you submit your application to having the green ...


  • Cleaner Production Demonstration Project at Schweppes Cottee`s

     Table of contents Executive Summary 1. Review of Schweppes Cottee´s Operations 2. Planning and Organisation ...


  • Resource Minimisation and Recycling in the Hotel Industry: The Regent Sydney

    Recycling of materials - from paper, cardboard, bottles, cooking oil and old linen - along with simple measures to reduce energy and water consumption, have yielded $250,000 in savings for The Regent in Sydney over the last few years. The cleaner production measures were introduced without having to compromise the hotel’s luxurious five-star service. Background The ...


  • Devolution as a barrier to Environmental Reform: assessing the response to the review of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland

    Keywords: Sustainable development, environmental NGOs (ENGOs), environmental regulation, environmental governance, DOE(NI), devolution When devolution was restored in Northern Ireland in 1998 there was finally hope that after decades of unresponsive government by Direct Rule a new era of political accountability was beginning. The Good Friday Agreement was first and foremost a peace ...


  • Debunking efficiency misconceptions

    Your clients may hold some common misconceptions about how to begin conserving energy in their homes. In this article, I hope to debunk a few of those misconceptions. An audit from a company like EnergyLink is a good place to begin; it shows homeowners where to concentrate.  A report called Driving Demand for ...

  • Spectra energy`s EPASS achieves efficiencies tracking GHG data with integrated EHS platform

    As the cleanest burning conventional fuel, natural gas has an important and growing role to play in a low carbon 21st century energy economy. Spectra Energy is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies and dedicated to advancing the environmental attributes of this clean, efficient and domestically abundant resource. The company's leaders recognize that building ...


    By IHS

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