EHS for Offices Articles

  • Report: Energy industry sustainability efforts could save water

    Utilities, the oil and gas industry, and governments all use a lot of water. A recent report from Barclays Bank and the Columbia Water Center says that innovation by these organizations could help them become more efficient and sustainable, reducing their use of fresh water to better protect the valuable resource. According to the analysts, a focus on water management best practices could ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • How new technologies are shrinking wastewater’s hefty carbon footprint

    Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. A 2013 study by the Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation reported that they consumed about 30 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, or about 0.8 percent of the total electricity used in the United States. Wastewater treatment’s high energy footprint is ironic because the organic matter in wastewater contains ...


    By Ensia

  • The Benefits of Biological Treatment for Drinking Water

    The biological treatment of drinking water is undertaken using both organic and inorganic contaminants, and can be used to treat groundwater and surface water. These contaminants, contrary to what the name implies, are applied to strip away the factors that make the water unsafe for drinking until it is potable—meaning drinkable. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of ...

  • Food waste prevention roadmap factors in water savings

    Food waste is a critical problem affecting business, communities, the environment and water scarcity worldwide, but the problem is particularly acute in the United States, according to a report from ReFED. ReFED is a group of businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and government leaders committed to reducing food waste. It was formed in early 2015 to create a Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste, the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Things You Should Know about Your Reusable Water Bottle

    Reusable water bottles are everywhere; on office desks, in gym bags, and in kids’ backpacks. And while it’s inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and incredibly convenient to stop by any tap or fountain for a quick refill, there are a few things to remember about these reusable bottles. Actually, there are a few things to remember about microorganisms: many of them love warmth, ...

  • Waste Prevention and Recycling at your Office

    When it comes to preserving resources, avoiding pollution and saving money, reducing waste outshines recycling. In this game, businesses and organizations of all sizes can truly do well by doing the right thing.Successfully adopted by many businesses, waste reduction is a smart approach to saving money and natural resources. Every little thing adds when it comes to business.Business ...

  • Premier Oil Offices - Case Study

    flex7 modular lighting connection and control products were used in phase two of a prestigious business park near Aberdeen. Prime Four Business Park is an ultra high-spec development of offices, communal areas and leisure facilities. flex7 products were installed in the 70,000 square foot, state-of-the-art office of Premier Oil. Daylight Dimming Control flex7 ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do?

    In the wake of the Flint, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis. People in developed countries turn on the tap and safe drinking water flows, a dramatic health benefit they tend to take for granted. That complacency was dramatically disrupted last year when children in Flint, Michigan, started testing positive for lead poisoning and the ...


    By Ensia

  • TELUS and Green Standards Partner to Responsibly Decommission Office Spaces Across Canada

    Green Standards and TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications provider, have worked together since 2012 to decommission office spaces across the country, including spaces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The Objective: As part of an ongoing strategy to reduce the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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.

  • Simple guides will help businesses save money and energy

    Zero Waste Scotland has launched two new, easy-to-use guides to help businesses to improve their bottom line figures, just by following some simple energy-saving tips. The Resource Efficient Scotland Myth Busters and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • BioLargo’s “Lowest Cost - Highest Impact” Clean Water Technology Positioned To Save Maritime Operators Billions

    Beginning this year and continuing over the next 5 years, the International MaritimeOrganization and the U.S. Coast Guard are requiring an estimated 65,000 ships over 400 gross tons to be fitted with approved Ballast Water Treatment Systems, “BWTS”. ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Case study : Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources Deploys EnerNOC’s Energy Intelligence Software State-wide to Eliminate Waste, Drive Down Costs,http://www.environmental-expert.com/backoffice/Article_New.asp?idclient=42590&tipo=4&vi and Lead by Example

    The Big Picture The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ government is the largest energy user in the state, spending over $250 million and consuming more than 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity each year. Prior to the deployment of a software-based enterprise solution, its energy management team relied exclusively on 30-day-old utility bill data. In many cases, these bills ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • Case study : Multi-billion real estate investment firm finds several million dollars in annual savings with EnerNOC

    The Organization Beacon Capital Partners, LLC is a private real estate investment firm active in the development, owning, and operation of commercial real estate assets. Beacon’s investments total over $30 billion. The company’s investment strategy focuses on office buildings located in a select number of target markets that are primarily urban, knowledge-based ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • Case study - net zero energy & LEED

    Anna Maria Historic Green Village (HGV) is a unique, sustainable commercial development in Anna Maria, Florida.  The village is comprised of five buildings.  Four of the five are renovated historic buildings and one is new construction.  The campus is a mix of retail spaces, office and residential units.  One of the HGV developer’s goals is for the entire campus to ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Case Study: BC Hydro

    BC Hydro is one North America’s largest electric utilities and is recognized as leader in electrical energy conservation. Legend Power installed a Harmonizer in three separate BC Hydro locations to help save energy in a portfolio of office buildings already operating at a high level of efficiency. Challenge: Identify hidden savings in a building that utilizes modern and efficient ...


    By Legend Power Systems Inc.

  • Case Study: Kingspan Insulated Panels

    Kingspan Insulated Panels have ambitious goals when it comes to sustainability and the environment.  By 2020 Kingspan aims have their global portfolio of buildings, including over 100 sales & manufacturing offices in over 40 different countries, operating at net zero – where a building produces as much power as it consumes.  In order to achieve this goal, Kingspan has been ...


    By Legend Power Systems Inc.

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