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Environmental Industries Grew in 2013

The global environmental industry grew 3.6 percent in 2013, generating revenues of $1.047 trillion, while the US environmental industry grew just 0.7 percent in 2013 compared to 4.5 percent in 2012, according to research from Environmental Business International. The US environmental industry’s total of $344.84 billion in annual revenues represented … Read more »

Report: Climate Change Offers Business Opportunities

Global disasters related to the weather offer significant opportunities for companies positioned to help clients prepare for the consequences of climate change, according to a report by Environmental Business International. In its report, EBI looks at how service providers are positioning their companies to work in this sector and also … Read more »

steven chu

Environmental Executive Moves: Steven Chu, Skanska USA, Seven Seas Water

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Inventys Thermal Technologies: The carbon capturing company has named Steven Chu to its board of directors. Chu was previously energy secretary in President Barack Obama’s first administration. Prior to that post, Chu was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National … Read more »

Joule Unlimited

Environmental Executive Moves: Joule, Climate Trust, Applied Materials, EBI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Joule: The developer of CO2-to-fuels solar conversion technology announced changes in its executive leadership. CEO William J. Sims will step down after four years but will remain a member of the company’s board. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman, … Read more »

Richard Reis

Environmental Executive Moves: URS, EBI, Wilo, Recology

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. URS Corporation: The construction and environmental engineering firm has named Richard Reis (pictured) as a vice president and Northwest regional manager for URS’s infrastructure and environment division. Prior to joining URS, Reis served as the operations manager for … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ASHRAE Water Efficiency, Healthcare Facilities, UL Testing

Changes regarding water efficiency have been proposed to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings through the new addendum v. The addendum, which is open for review and comments until Jan 14, 2012, includes limits on the full-flush volume for all toilets at 1.28 … Read more »

Lessons Learned during LEED for Existing Buildings Certification

Insight into common LEED EBOM pitfalls and emerging certification challenges from a team of battle-tested LEED consultants LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) projects have recently skyrocketed in popularity, surpassing the number of certified new construction projects in 2009 and exceeding the square footage of LEED-certified new … Read more »