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Top 10 Steps for a Successful EMIS Project: New Report

Leaders at large enterprises know that gathering and disseminating information about EHS performance can lead directly to improved financial performance, says Dorney Douglass, a senior director at Sphera. In a new report from Environmental Leader, sponsored by Sphera, Douglass discusses how enterprises are publicly setting performance goals and reporting business sustainability, ranging from water … Read more »

5 Steps to Ensure the Success of Global EMIS Projects

With shareholders and customers increasingly demanding sustainability and non-financial operational data, large organizations are realizing that such information needs to be easily available, standardized and consistent across their multiple operations in locations around the globe. In order to do this, many are embarking on projects to implement environmental management information … Read more »

Environmental Industry Revenue Jumped 3.9% in 2014, Says Report

The US environmental industry grew 3.9% in 2014 to reach $353.7 billion in revenues, according to primary research and data compiled by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of Environmental Business Journal. The environmental industry represented 2.82% of the US gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, and EBI estimates environmental industry … Read more »

ESG Software Helps Businesses Get a Grip on Analytics

ESG Software Helps Businesses Get a Grip on Analytics

Datamaran, an analytics software platform from eRevalue, can help business executives and their advisors stay on top of a growing number of financial and environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related regulations. The software extracts narrative from publicly available legislation, corporate reports, websites and social media sources to alert decision makers to … Read more »

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Do Carbon Offsets Actually Increase Emissions?

A study released by the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) has revealed serious issues with the environmental integrity of carbon credit issued under Joint Implementation (JI). According to the review, about three-quarters of the carbon credits issued under JI may have actually increased emissions by about 600 million metric tons. JI … Read more »

Landfill Consultant Uses Analyzer to Improve Gas Management Techniques

Geotech’s GA5000 landfill gas analyzer is helping Exea Associates, a UK-based emissions and landfill gas recovery consultancy, understand changing gas mix and pressure as gas generation slows on a closed landfill site. Before using the GA5000, Exea consultants would take methane, carbon monoxide and oxygen levels to calculate the residual nitrogen level. … Read more »

EHS Management Toolkit Offers Tips, Tactics for EHS Success

In the environment, health and safety realm, companies have increasingly begun to focus more intensively on all areas of EHS. These include reducing operational risk, driving operational excellence by improving environmental performance, reducing costs and streamlining the business process, and leveraging the results to engage stakeholders. A new report from Environmental Leader, sponsored by Enablon, offers tactics that lead to success in … Read more »

Gain Value, Insights from Energy & Operational Data

Data-gathering opportunities that arise from investments in intelligent lighting control systems can bring long-term value to the upgrade beyond the obvious immediate energy savings. Intelligent lighting and energy management systems that provide detailed data on energy usage and lighting system performance, and that offer a dashboard with the ability to compare … Read more »

8 Ways to Protect Your Operations From Severe Weather

Well, we made it through the second consecutive hurricane season without severe weather damaging a major US populated area. Superstorm Sandy is becoming a distant memory for some. This is both good and bad; the bad being the fear of people and businesses being complacent to the horrific effects to a building or … Read more »

LCA Software Lets Manufacturers Upload EPDs for Comparison

Product manufacturers have a new tool to get their Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in front of construction project design teams with a new functionality of life cycle assessment tool eToolLCD. The eToolLCD now allows users to enter their own EPDs listed in the software, allowing users and designers to compare … Read more »

Using Detailed Data in Productive and Green Operations

Show me some numbers! At the end of my last article, I said that it is necessary to address green manufacturing and the role of digital enterprises in the context of informing the customers each enterprise serves as well as those to whom the enterprise appears as the customer. Importantly, this has to … Read more »

Is Your Utility Data Collection Process Outdated? 7 Questions to Ask

Does your energy management process bring about thoughts of efficiency, reliability and automation, or are you concerned this process is manual, outdated and a big risk to your company? Organizations around the world are facing pressure from their customers, regulators, and economics to improve sustainability performance. These pressures are driving … Read more »

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