A new online tool allows businesses to benchmark and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) business practices. The Root360 survey, developed by Manomet’s Sustainable Economies Program, takes about 15 minutes to complete and includes a tool for comparative benchmarking and an interactive analysis tool to help businesses evaluate options … Read more »
Environmental, social and governance risk data firm RepRisk says it now covers over 50,000 companies in its ESG Risk Platform. The ESG risk-monitoring tool is a resource for supply chain management and corporate benchmarking. Launched in 2006, it includes risk profiles for companies as well as 12,000 projects globally and … Read more »
Tetra Pak has launched an Environmental Benchmarking Service to help food and beverage companies assess the environmental performance of their production operations, and to identify opportunities for improvement. The service provides an audit of the entire plant, including both the processing and packaging lines, assessing performance in areas such as … Read more »
IHS has launched an operator-only membership service designed to provide oil and gas operators — and their drilling engineering teams — with current and historical drilling data as well as the performance benchmarking analysis derived from that data. Benchmarking analysis is essential to an operator’s ability to assess their performance … Read more »
Chicago now recognizes the ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional as a data verifier credential under the city’s new Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. As a result, BEAP credential holders are eligible to provide professional verification of data for the benchmarking and transparency ordinance, which Chicago adopted last September. Chicago is the only city that requires data … Read more »
Chicago’s proposed mandatory energy benchmarking has come under fire from BOMA/Chicago, the local chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association. The organization says that while it does not oppose the mandatory benchmarking, it believe the ordinance’s public disclosure mandate “will unfairly penalize and marginalize” owners of many older structures, including … Read more »
Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino wants large commercial buildings in the city to benchmark their energy usage, but a report studying the effects of benchmarking finds that the costs outweigh the benefits. The report, commissioned by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and authored by Robert Stavins, an environmental economist at … Read more »
Minneapolis, Minn. officials have approved a city ordinance that requires large commercial buildings to report energy and water use annually, beginning in 2014. This makes Minneapolis the first Midwest city to adopt an energy benchmarking and disclosure rule for commercial buildings. Read more at Energy Manager Today.