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Is Your Environmental Management System Working?

Your company’s environmental management system should work for you — not make you work for it, says a WasteStrategies blog post. The company, which provides waste reduction and zero waste tools and services, says an all-too-common approach to running an EMS is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach that often does little … Read more »

Are Firms Prepared for ISO 14001 Upgrade?

Many companies, plants and factories are in danger of not being ready when the main environmental management standard ISO 14001 will be upgraded next year, according to research by EEF, the manufacturers’ organization for UK manufacturing companies, as reported by Plant Engineer. The upgrade significantly changes the way firms will … Read more »

EMS Helps Company Achieve Zero Landfill

Crown Equipment’s environmental management system (EMS) has helped the material handling equipment manufacturer improve its environmental performance and achieve zero landfill at three of its facilities, the Sustainable Manufacturer Network reports. The EMS also helped the company achieve recognition by the Ohio EPA, which gave Crown a first-ever gold-level award … Read more »

The North Face, Wrangler Parent Company To Use Schneider Electric EMS

VF Corporation has announced it will use Schneider Electric’s online energy management and sustainability platform to track energy, water and emissions data across all of its brands including The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler. The software platform, Resource Advisor, is an online tool that provides users access to energy and … Read more »

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Viridian Energy has purchased 455 metric tons of carbon offsets to counteract the 2.2 million miles that players will travel, by land and air, to reach the US Open in Flushing, NY. The New Bedford Landfill Gas Utilization Project in Dartmouth, Mass., generated the carbon offsets. Waste Management and Renmatix … Read more »

Abengoa Labels CO2 Emissions in 15 Products and Services

Abengoa reduced its CO2 emissions by 361,212 metric tons in 2011, compared to 2010 levels, and this year has labeled CO2 emissions generated by more than 15 products and services, using its own Integrated Sustainability Management System (ISMS) and other tools. The Spain-based renewable energy technology company also says it … Read more »

VA Installs Energy Management System, Expects $3.5m Over 5 Years

The Department of Veterans Affairs has installed an environmental management system (EMS) at its central office that it expects will save taxpayers $3.5 million over the next five years. The EMS installation at the 94-year-old office is part of a larger initiative to improve energy management across the Washington, DC … Read more »

Schneider Electric Rebrands dashboarDView to Resource Advisor

Schneider Electric Rebrands dashboarDView to Resource Advisor

Schneider Electric has rebranded its online energy management and sustainability platform to Resource Advisor. The company obtained the software platform, previously called dashboarDView, in 2011 when it acquired Summit Energy. The online tool provides users access to energy and sustainability data, reports and summaries, and ties predictive energy cost modules … Read more »

Astrium Picks Picarro for Olympics GHG Measurements; EDF Monitors Live Energy Use

Astrium, the aerospace subsidiary of defense company EADS, has selected California-based Picarro as the sole provider of in situ instruments for measuring greenhouse gas emissions in London during the 2012 Olympic Games. Since April, Astrium has been piloting its Emissions Measurement Service in London. The EMS uses stationary, airborne and … Read more »

Tesco Uses Match-Making Software to Find Green Tech Partners

UK grocery giant Tesco has announced it will use iVeridis’ matchmaking software to help it find suppliers for energy-efficiency projects, helping the company reach its goal of being zero carbon by 2050. With iVeridis’ Greensourcing Software Solution, companies can input their exact green-tech requirements, and are then “matched” to products … Read more »

Contract Wins: GSA, NASA, Clean Energy Fuels, Telkonet’s EcoSmart

The US General Services Administration has procured about 300 million kWh of electricity – expected to save GSA more than $10.8 million at several facilities in New York as well as through other federal accounts, including the American Red Cross, Bureau of Prisons, United Nations, US Coast Guard and US … Read more »