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  • ifu Hamburg calculates Carbon Footprint on behalf of EWE Energy

    Carbon Footprint calculation of a roof construction by German company Holzbau Janssen. According to the signs of the time the German company for woodwork "Janssen Holzbau GmbH" believes in the economic and ecologic advantages of sustainability. Thus, the carbon footprint of a roof construction has been calculated with the ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • Boom of renewable raw materials - New presentation!

    The use of renewable raw materials has seen a boom during the last years. There has been an increasing shift from an economy based on fossil resources towards a sustainable way of using resources from fields and forests. Due to the manifold ways of applications in packaging, half-finished products or formed components, bio-based plastics have a high potential in the field of renewable raw ...


    By thinkstep

  • NatureWorks provides new Ingeo Biopolymer Eco Profile

    NatureWorks teamed up with PE INTERNATIONAL and released the first findings of its updated eco profile for its naturally advanced family of Ingeo™ biopolymers. The eco profile of a polymer gives information such as the total energy and raw materials consumed, and the total emissions to air, water, and soil from the cradle to the finished polymer pellet. The new Ingeo eco profile ...


    By thinkstep

  • Pipelife environmental EPD calculator now available

    Pipelife as an active member of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) is keen to raise awareness of the value that plastic pipe systems offer for a sustainable future. In order to provide more transparency about the impact of plastic pipe systems on our environment, Pipelife has issued an environmental EPD calculation tool, available as iOS app on the app store and as ...


    By Pipelife International GmbH

  • More Changes to the LEED Program

    While more companies and building owners are demonstrating interest in green building and planning accordingly, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is revamping the LEED rating system this year. LEED 2012 will focus on areas that have been criticized by some, such as improving the rating system’s clarity (providing more precise technical criteria) and making the system more usable. ...


  • CNPV One of the Lowest Product Carbon Footprints Within Solar PV Suppliers

    CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today confirmed TUV Rheinland verified their Mono and Polycrystalline modules meet ISO CD14067. The specific data accrued ...


    By CNPV

  • Selerant signs agreement with reach24h to support Chinese chemical companies

    Selerant Asia Corp. ( http://www.selerant.com ) announced today it has entered into an agreement with REACH24H ( http://reach24h.com ) As part of the agreement, REACH24H will extensively leverage the Selerant MSDS authoring software to support Chinese companies in authoring China compliant SDS. The key tool designed for the Chinese Market is called HazEX and is a specific software built based on ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Selerant announces expansion to India market

    Selerant (www.selerant.com) announces its expansion into the India Market, answering the demand of an untapped PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) market for the process manufacturing industry. The official launch will begin with a seminar, PLM Solutions Empower Companies to Achieve Operational Excellence, co-hosted by analyst firm ARC.  The event will be held on April 26, 2012 (Thursday) at ...


    By Selerant srl

  • PE International official data provider for ILCD’s new Life Cycle Data Network

    Global infrastructure for consistent and quality assured LCI data The Life Cycle Data Network (LCDN) will provide a global infrastructure for consistent and quality assured and ILCD entry level compliant Life Cycle Inventory and Life Cycle Inventory Assessment datasets from different organizations. It aims to become the data source for any Product Environmental Footprinting (PEF) ...


    By thinkstep

  • A brief history of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

    The first well-known environmental study was conducted in 1969 by Coca-Cola. The study compared beverage containers and showed that all container materials had a real environmental impact and some materials had a greater impact than others. Coca-Cola acted not by removing the worst-performing materials from their products but by working with local authorities to develop a take-back scheme ...


    By thinkstep

  • PE International official data provider for ILCD’s new Life Cycle Data Network

    ILCD’s new Life Cycle Data Network launched on Feb 6, 2014, and will have PE INTERNATIONAL as one of the official data providers. Other data providers include the ELCD Database, World Steel and PlasticsEurope.Global infrastructure for consistent and quality assured LCI data The Life Cycle Data Network (LCDN) will provide a global infrastructure for consistent and quality assured and ILCD ...


    By thinkstep

  • Thailand: SLP Environmental Consultants (Thailand) roll out carbon auditing service

    Conducting a Carbon Audit (also referred to as carbon footprinting) is a vital first step in the development of a Carbon Management Strategy for companies and organisations aiming to minimise their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and thereby their contribution to anthropogenic climate change. The primary objective of a carbon audit is to measure and record an organisations GHG emissions associated ...

  • REC produces first PV Modules with one year energy payback time and leading low carbon footprint

    REC today announced an industry leading energy payback time of one year and a light carbon footprint for REC modules due to efficient use of clean energy throughout the solar module life cycle. REC announced the results of their second Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) completed by the independent and internationally recognized Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). “A Life Cycle Analysis ...

  • Cotton Made in Africa Conserves Water and Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The small ecological footprint of African cotton SOURCE: Aid by Trade Foundation: Cotton Made in Africa Initiative SUMMARY:Cotton made in Africa cotton has a considerably smaller ecological footprint ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Interface, Inc. Making Good on Global Transparency Pledge for Its Products

    Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFSIA) announced today at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that the company is on track to complete environmental product declarations (EPDs) for 90 percent of its total products, measured by production volume, by the end of 2011. The update comes as part of Interface's pioneering pledge to obtain EPDs on all products globally in 2012, demonstrating the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Glass Container Industry Releases Comprehensive Cradle-to-Cradle LCA - Study confirms positive environmental impact of glass packaging and recycling

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The North American glass container industry has taken a pioneering step in producing the first complete and thorough cradle-to-cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) ever conducted for the industry. The LCA, coordinated by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), reaffirms the benefits of glass container recycling for the environment. The use of recycled glass (cullet) ...

  • Selerant Joins The Sustainability Consortium

    Selerant Corporation has announced its membership with The Sustainability Consortium, an independent organization of diverse global participants working to design and implement credible, transparent and scalable science-based measurement and reporting systems accessible for all producers and users of consumer products. Selerant is a Product Lifecycle Management software solution provider for ...


    By Selerant srl

  • BASF micro surfacing eco-efficiency analysis is verified by NSF International

    An eco-efficiency analysis demonstrating the ecological and economical benefits of micro surfacing techniques to protect engineered road pavements and extend their service life has been verified by NSF International, Ann Arbor, ...

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