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Suncombe Launches Hazardous Waste Treatment System

Suncombe has launched its EDS+ BioWaste Treatment System for biologically hazardous waste decontamination and growth media sterilization. The systems, certified to ASME and ISO/EN standards, are now suitable for local standardization and offer dual controls in the local language and English. Following five years of successful internal and external testing … Read more »

LEED Platinum Community Emergency Services Station

Feds OK DoD Funds for LEED Gold, Platinum

A law signed by President Barack Obama late last year lifts limitations on using US Department of Defense funds to pursue LEED Gold and Platinum certifications, CleanTechies report. This is a big deal, according to the blog, because the National Defense Authorization Act includes $527 billion in base defense spending … Read more »

Oil and Gas Sustainability Spending to Reach $6.5bn in 2017

Oil and Gas Sustainability Spending to Reach $6.5bn in 2017

Sustainable business spending in the oil and gas industry will grow from $5.4 billion in 2012 to $6.5 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4 percent, Verdantix reports. The Verdantix Critical Moments analysis finds that environmental remediation, pollution control and prevention, and industrial energy management comprise the largest areas … Read more »

Cost ‘No. 1 Sustainability Challenge in 2014,’ Ecova Says

Cost ‘No. 1 Sustainability Challenge in 2014,’ Ecova Says

Cost is by far the biggest influencer of energy and sustainability initiatives; however, 2014 will be complicated by the anticipated increased energy and resource prices, according to an Ecova report. 2014 Energy and Sustainability Predictions: Findings from Leading Professionals aggregates findings from a survey of about 500 energy and sustainability … Read more »

Military Alternative Fuel Fleet Spending to Hit ‘$926m by 2020’

Military Alternative Fuel Fleet Spending to Hit ‘$926m by 2020’

US military spending on alternative-drive vehicles for the non-tactical fleet will increase from more than $435 million in 2013 to $926 million by 2020, Navigant Research forecasts. This includes hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and ethanol-powered vehicles, as well as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. A majority of the … Read more »

Cash Doesn’t Follow Sustainability Commitments

Cash Doesn’t Follow Sustainability Commitments

Large US corporations’ spending on energy, environmental and sustainability initiatives will grow at just 5 percent per year until 2017, from $34.6 billion in 2012 to $43.6 billion in 2017, according to a Verdantix study. Companies have no financial incentive to increase their sustainability investments beyond 5 percent annually, says … Read more »

Sustainable Purchasing Council

LEED Lessons: Sustainable Purchasing Platform

Executives from Office Depot, certification and consulting company DEKRA, World Resources Institute, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and others are leading a sustainable purchasing organization — slated to launch this summer — that aims to leverage the trillions of dollars spent by large organizations to drive environmental, economic and social sustainability. … Read more »

Energy Management Market ‘to Almost Double’ by 2020

Energy Management Market ‘to Almost Double’ by 2020

Worldwide spending on industrial energy management systems and services, including software components, will grow from $11.3 billion in 2013 to $22.4 billion in 2020, according to a study from Navigant Research. That amounts to a compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent, according to the report, titled Industrial Energy Management Systems. The … Read more »

71% of Consumers Think Green When Purchasing

71% of Consumers Think Green When Purchasing

A record-high 71 percent of Americans consider the environment when they shop, up from 66 percent in 2008, according to research from Cone Communications. Some 7 percent consider the environment every time they shop while 20 percent consider it regularly. Forty-four percent consider it sometimes, according to  the 2013 Cone Communications Green Gap … Read more »

Top Sustainability Consultants Revealed

Top Sustainability Consultants Revealed

Some 39 percent of major companies say that Ernst & Young is the sustainability consulting company they prefer, and Microsoft leads the software category with the same score, according to a Verdantix survey. KPMG achieved the highest preference score in the sustainability assurance market with 36 percent, and the Global … Read more »

Sustainability a Key Factor for Consumers, Survey Finds

Two thirds of consumers in six countries recognize the need to consume less and purchase products that are good for the environment and society, according to an online survey. The Regeneration Consumer Study, a joint project by GlobeScan and SustainAbility with support from BBMG, surveyed 6,224 consumers across Brazil, China, … Read more »