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3 Stops on the Journey to Enabling EHS

Improving – and even transforming – business critical functions like Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS), by using technology to unlock elusive information and insight, is critical to reaching operational excellence. The journey toward making this happen is one marked with decisions that directly impact both the business and economic outcome. … Read more »

5 Steps to Ensure the Success of Global EMIS Projects

With shareholders and customers increasingly demanding sustainability and non-financial operational data, large organizations are realizing that such information needs to be easily available, standardized and consistent across their multiple operations in locations around the globe. In order to do this, many are embarking on projects to implement environmental management information … Read more »

Circular Economy Principles in Construction Sector

The Building Sector’s ‘Trillion-Dollar’ Circular Economy Opportunity

Using closed-loop circular design principles — reusing discarded asphalt products as road-building materials and waste lumber as wooden flooring material, for example — is one of the approaches that could, and should, shape the sector’s future, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

Solar Mandates: As Goes California, So Goes the Building Sector?

As California goes, according to the old adage, but does it apply to solar energy mandates for new buildings? Last month San Francisco and Santa Monica approved ordinances requiring rooftop solar systems for new construction. San Francisco’s law, which applies to all new commercial and residential buildings with 10 floors … Read more »

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National Green Building Standard Approved for Use

The latest version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been approved for use by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The residential construction standard provides a pathway by which builders and developers may seek third-party green building certification of their new homes, developments and remodeling projects. … Read more »

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How Manufacturers Can Maximize Environmental Sustainability

Private corporations can — and should — take the lead in helping the US achieve its emissions reductions goals under the Paris climate agreement, writes Tensie Whelan, director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern School of Business, in a Fortune column. Companies produce the vast majority of … Read more »

Seven Simple Ways to Start Saving Water

With Earth Day here, many organizations are planning to promote sustainable practices today, on April 22. Wondering where to start? Consider how much water your operations might be wasting through easy-to-fix leaks and inefficient fixtures. Building owners and corporations can save significant resources and lower operational costs by reducing water … Read more »

Concept of a ‘Continuous Product Lifecycle’ Evolves from Recycling

A one-dimensional focus on managing waste at end-of-life can have the unintended affect of blinding a company to oftentimes more impactful phases of the lifecycle. Recycling is a highly visible, feel-good activity that is easy to take part in, and curbside programs and single-stream collection have increased the convenience level to an … Read more »

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GE Opens $400 Million Advanced Manufacturing Facility

General Electric today opened its Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) center in South Carolina, which the company says is the “next step forward in GE’s journey as the world’s premiere digital industrial company.” Earlier this month GE opened a $39 million hub for additive manufacturing — or 3D printing — near … Read more »

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San Francisco Mandates Solar on New Buildings

New buildings in San Francisco will soon be required to install solar panels. The solar mandate, adopted unanimously by the city’s Board of Supervisors this week, makes San Francisco the first major US city to require solar on new construction, according to supervisor Scott Wiener, who introduced the ordinance. Beginning … Read more »