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Tide of Global Climate Agreements Produces a Wave of Products and Services

In the tide of global climate agreements, organizations of all sizes and in all industries are dutifully searching for products and services to increase their operational efficiency while simultaneously preparing for a more sustainable future. But this point is not merely conjecture; it is rooted in fact. A report published … Read more »

Collaboration Tools Enable Sustainable Building Design, Construction

Collaboration Tools Enable Sustainable Building Design, Construction

Flux Factory, a building industry technology company, has released Flux, a cloud-based software that enables architects, engineers and contractors to seamlessly exchange data, helping them to be more efficient, communicate more fluidly, reduce costs and create better buildings faster and more sustainably. Sharing and executing new ideas across the architecture, … Read more »

3E, Enablon Combine Database, Software Suite

Enablon and 3E Company have combined 3E’s database of 4.5 million accurate safety data sheets (SDS) with Enablon’s Quality, Environment, and Health & Safety (QEHS) Software Suite. 3E, which provides environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, and Enablon, a provider of sustainability, EH&S, and operational risk … Read more »

Molson Coors, Unilever, Co-op Named Sustainability Champions

The Co-operative Group, Unilever and Molson Coors are among the 2013 winners of 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards, an annual program that recognizes success in the execution of sustainability initiatives. Winners are selected from categories including built environment, supply chain management, solution of the year, energy and carbon management, waste and … Read more »

Deloitte, McKinsey, PwC Lead Sustainability Strategy Consulting

Deloitte, McKinsey, PwC Lead Sustainability Strategy Consulting

CH2M Hill, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ERM, KPMG, McKinsey, PE International and PwC stand out as the leading sustainability consulting firms, says a report from independent analyst firm Verdantix. Green Quadrant: Sustainability Consulting (US) 2013 provides sustainability executives a short-list to help them select the right firm based on practices … Read more »

North America ‘Behind Other Regions’ in Sustainability Integration

North America ‘Behind Other Regions’ in Sustainability Integration

North American companies are still lagging considerably in the integration of sustainability when compared to their counterparts in other regions of the world, according to early findings from a survey conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group. Compared to companies in other countries, North American firms … Read more »

Healthcare Renovations Must Consider Mold, Legionella Risks

Healthcare facilities need to take a proactive approach and assess potential risks posed by mold and legionella before starting any repair, renovation or construction project, according to an environmental advisory released by the ACE Group. “Legionella and Mold: Construction and Renovation Risks at Healthcare Facilities” examines the potential risks of … Read more »

Socially Networked Pickup Systems Can Reduce GHGs Up To 98%, Study Finds

When customers use social networks to find package pick-up points, greenhouse gas emissions decline by 45 to 98 percent compared to a typical home delivery route, researchers at the University of Minnesota and Seoul National University say. The GHG reductions depend on the social connectedness of the recipients and the … Read more »

Unilever, DHL Partner to Drive Sustainability, Efficiency

Unilever and DHL Supply Chain have partnered on a series of initiatives that the companies say will increase sustainable practices and the speed of bringing products to market. According to Unilever and DHL, these new initiatives include developing technology to improve carbon efficiency and reduce waste within global logistics operations. … Read more »

Rio+20 Closes with Draft Agreement, No Specific Targets

The UN Rio+20 Earth Summit ended Friday without a consensus on sustainable development goals, and instead with a draft agreement that lacked specifics and measurable targets. Countries agreed to the draft text of the Future We Want , a document crafted ahead of the summit, which acknowledges the need to establish sustainable … Read more »

Packaging Roundup: WikiCells Edible Wrappers, Sealed Air, Domatar, United Biscuits and TerraCycle

WikiCells, a startup founded by Harvard professor David Edwards, has developed self-contained edible packaging in an effort to reduce plastic and paper waste. Small particles of chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and seeds are used to make a nutritional gelatinous skin or WikiCell that houses and protects food products such as yogurt, … Read more »

Contract Wins: Cogenra’s Solar Cooling, Lime Energy, Comverge, Sprint

Cogenra Solar has partnered with Southern California Gas Company to pilot a solar cogeneration project that can generate electricity and hot water, and then use stored heat to power an absorption chiller and cool the building. The solar cooling element, which can be added to existing cogeneration systems, will be … Read more »

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