Environmental Planning Articles

  • TECO Energy expands value of Enviance system throughout organization - Case Study

    Enviance’s Value-Added CORE Analysis Program Enables Energy Company to Effectively Meet Current and Future Environmental Needs Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, TECO Energy is an S&P 500 energy company. The integrated ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • LEED v4

    Ushering in the Era of Transparency and Disclosure A new era has dawned for the building and construction sector that will transform the way products are measured and specified. This change was ushered in July 2013 when the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) announced the adoption of the latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating ...


    By thinkstep

  • LCA’s theory and practice

    Like ebony and ivory living in perfect harmony? Life cycle assessment (LCA) is recognized as a trustworthy, scientific while understandable approach to address the environmental sustainability of human activities. It is applied for multiple uses in internal and external information supply and for decision support. The Whitepaper provides the context for framing the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Design for sustainability

    Five steps to help small and large companies embark on a journey towards sustainable design and green profitability. Sustainable design links social and environmental issues to the core business functions of companies (e.g. procurement, design, brand management, sales etc.) and provides a wide perspective that enables senior management to understand the broader impacts of their ...


    By thinkstep

  • Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologies

    Effective April 15, 2018, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, will be the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Associate Director for Emerging Technologies. As Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Dr. Geraci will be responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of emerging technology research activities at NIOSH, advising the NIOSH Director. Emerging technologies ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ice Melt Management - Wilkins Aerodrome - Case Study

    The Wilkins Aerodrome is perhaps Australia’s most unusual aerodrome, located approximately 70 km southeast of Casey Station in Antarctic Australian territory. The Australian single runway has served as the Antarctic terminal for intercontinental air service since 2007 and it operates between the months of October and March. Problem The aerodrome’s location was ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Bottle deposit scheme plans unveiled

    The UK government yesterday announced plans for a deposit return scheme for single-use drink containers in a bid to improve Britain’s floundering recycling rates. The scheme will be subject to a consultation later this year, and will look to emulate similar initiatives in Denmark, Sweden and Germany where recycling rates have risen up to 97%. ...

  • The sanitation and hygiene targets of the sustainable development goals: scope and challenges

    The sanitation target of the Sustainable Development Goals is that everyone should have a ‘safely-managed’ sanitation facility by 2030 and that open defecation be eliminated. The scale of this target is unprecedently large: ∼5.6 billion additional people will require safely-managed sanitation by 2030 (∼1 million per day), and ∼1.3 billion people will need to switch from open to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green Walls: The New Wall-Y Technical Manual Is Online

    The Wall-Y Technical Manual is now available on our website, with updated data and a new graphic design. A useful tool to have all the technical specifications of our product and the prescriptions to correctly design systems for vertical green walls. ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Resilience-based water main rehabilitation planning in a multi-hazard context

    Due to aging beyond the intended design life, many water mains in the USA are currently deteriorated resulting in an increasing number of failures which challenge water utilities with diminished supply reliabilities, loss of treated water, and numerous other societal issues. Water pipeline systems serving regions that are naturally vulnerable to external hazards, such as earthquakes, pose ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Finding land cover change impacts on low flow regimes

    Climate changes, as well as land cover changes, affect the flow regimes in streams. Understanding the contributions of climate variables and land cover changes on low flows will help planners and decision makers to improve water resources management. An approach which uses data driven artificial neural networks (ANNs) is proposed in this study. Land cover, rainfall, snow and temperature were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Papers sought for special journal issue on SEA in the private sector

    Papers are sought for a special issue of the journal Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (IAPA) on investigating the use of Strategic Environmental Assessment in the private sector. Submissions are due by 30 October 2017. For more than a decade, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been an integral part of legislation in the European Union and ...

  • In case of emergency … call Matthews - Case Study

    How as the world’s leading incinerator suppliers we raced to the rescue We don’t normally see ourselves as one of the emergency services, but just a couple of weeks ago that is precisely the role we found ourselves in.  One of our customers, Kings Hill Cremations, based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, suffered a devastating fire that prevented them from carrying on ...

  • Ready for the future with CNOSSOS-EU!

    The Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC which appeared in 2002 raised the question among those who are “experts in noise” how noise mapping and noise action planning should be implemented throughout Europe. They all agreed that, in view of the completely different calculation methods in the European countries, the calculation results reached and exposure figures collected would ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • Water management and planning in a small island archipelago: the Azores case study (Portugal) in the context of the Water Framework Directive

    Water management is critical in small islands such as the Azores (Portugal), and the present paper address changes that have occurred in the last decades through national constitutional arrangements and the adoption of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The WFD provided an opportunity to implement integrated river basin planning, whose main results are also discussed, surpassing early ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Limited services? The role of shared sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for universal access to sanitation by 2030. The associated indicator is the population using ‘safely managed’ sanitation services. Shared sanitation is classified as a ‘limited’ sanitation service and some donors and governments are reluctant to invest in it, as it will not count towards achieving Target 6.2. This could result in poor ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Composition on Worldwide Calefacient for 250 Thoughts Secrets and techniques

    Your influences involving overseas thawing are generally really clear in the the past several years resulting from escalating sources of abroad warming. This impacts on with essential Heating up is really dangerous for the daily life along with survival. In Indian context of use, the consequence regarding essential temperatures rising is an issue for burial plot concern. The idea has far-reaching ...


    By CAME srl

  • Usability evaluation of an interactive decision support system for user-guided design of scenarios of watershed conservation practices

    This paper evaluated user interaction with the graphical user interface of WRESTORE, an environmental decision support system (EDSS) for watershed planning that utilizes user ratings of design alternatives to guide optimization. The following usability metrics were collected for stakeholders as well as surrogates (who are often used for DSS development due to time or cost constraints): task ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EHS CHeck - News, Insights and Predictions

    Our new EHS CHeck publication is designed to help you make sense of the rapidly changing EHS regulatory landscape and be better prepared for the potential impacts. ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you