Environmental Footprint Articles

  • Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Initiative of the European Commission

    Learn in this Whitepaper how the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Initiative will impact your products on the European markets. Why download the Whitepaper? Learn about the purpose and set up of the Product Environmental Footprinting Initiative Understand how it may affect you and how you can prepare Calculate and communicate your PEFs with GaBi ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environmental footprint

    Environmental Footprinting Initiative of the European Commission - 7 things you should know about it The European Commission has announced the publication of two guides on environmental footprinting for organisations (Organisation Environmental Footprint, OEF) and products (Product Environmental Footprint, PEF) within the first half of 2013. The white paper gives you an overview and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environmental footprinting initiative of the European commission

    Be ready with GaBi ts Software & Databases The recently launched Environmental Footprinting Initiative by the European Commission (also called Single Market for Green Products) aims at harmonizing many different methodologies available to calculate and communicate environmental information of products and organisations, in a standardised and repeatable manner. For LCA ...


    By thinkstep

  • 4 years EU Environmental Footprint initiative – past, status, and outlook of expected policy details

    How the PEF and OEF can be expected to be used in EU policy and industry The development of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF) was initiated with the aim of developing a harmonized environmental footprinting methodology that can accommodate a broader suite of relevant environmental performance criteria. While ...


    By thinkstep

  • What does EPA’s new guidance on greener cleanup activities mean to you?

    On August 2, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued “Consideration of Greener Cleanup Activities in the Superfund Cleanup Process” in the form of a guidance memorandum to Regional Superfund National Program Managers and Regional Counsels. So what does it mean to site ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Modeling the influence of physicochemical properties on gold nanoparticle uptake and elimination by Daphnia magna

    Monitoring the distribution and subsequent effects of nanoparticle (NP) contaminants in aquatic ecosystems will be pivotal to developing regulations that minimize their environmental footprint. This research focused on the link between NP characteristics and Daphnia magna body burden using gold NPs with different size, shape and surface charge configurations as model particles. Uptake followed ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • MPPE unit for first Floating LNG plant in the world - Shell Prelude - Australia case study

    MPPE for removal of: Dispersed oil (aliphatics) Dissolved and dispersed aromatics (BTEX) Poly Aromatics (PAHs) Specifications Flow rate: 140 m3/h >99% removal of BTEX, PAHs, Aliphatics (oil) Shell Prelude Project: First Floating LNG plant in the ...

  • Manufacturing: Poised for Growth

    An Interview with Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers According to the National Association of Manufacturers, an estimated 17.4 million jobs in the United States — about one in six private sector jobs — are supported by manufacturing. In 2013, this production contributed $2.08 trillion to the economy.1 Jay Timmons, NAM’s ...


    By ASTM International

  • Social value creation for business: new report

    Many businesses have reaped the benefits of environmental footprint reduction efforts. They are now turning to their social footprint and asking how they can enhance their social impacts in ways that also generate business value. Progressive companies are racing ahead, investing in innovative approaches that improve community and societal well-being – realizing financial benefits for the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sustainable Consumption: EU to Propose Methods for Environmental Footprint Analysis

    The European Commission has developed two life cycle based methods for the analysis of environmental impacts for products (Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)) and organizations (Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF)) to harmonize environmental assessments and their related claims. The methods are currently being tested during a three-year pilot phase, with the 1st wave of pilots for ...


    By SGS

  • EU to Start Pilot Phase for Environmental Footprint of Products and Organizations

    With the recent Communication “Building the Single Market for Green Products”  and the Recommendation on the use of Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)  and Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF)  methods, the European Commission is pushing forward with the requirement for companies to provide verified, comparable and consistent ...


    By SGS

  • Case study - Environmental footprint and management strategies

    An organization’s environmental footprint (water, chemicals, energy, waste, etc.) is an essential component to maximizing its long-term profitability and fully understanding its risk management profile. Incorporating cost-management information derived using full social and environmental cost accounting or a life-cycle assessment can help facility and environmental managers identify and ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • Green remediation best management practices: pump and treat technologies

    Overview Pump and treat (P&T) technology typically is selected in a cleanup remedy to hydraulically contain contamination and/or restore an aquifer to beneficial use. Opportunities to reduce the energy and environmental footprint of a P&T remedy, which are available during site characterization and the remedy selection, design, construction, and operation phases, rely on effective planning and ...

  • Businesses and Sustainability - The First Leg is Financial

    Whether we are talking about what keeps your doors open, or how to lower the environmental footprint of your business to make it more sustainable, you must be financially sound. Entrepreneurs are generally well-versed in the practice of frugality, but may forget some simple tactics for handling cash flow effectively, and giving attention to timely and accurate financials. Why do I write this? How ...

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