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Environmental & Energy Data Book – Q1 2012

Environmental Leader has released the latest edition of its quarterly data book, which supplies busy executives and research teams with a collection of charts presenting environmental, sustainability and energy-related data on a quarterly basis. The report includes 78 charts and accompanying analysis.

Sponsor: Enviance

President Obama’s $4 Billion Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Plan

Lime Energy takes an in-depth look at how President Obama’s $4 billion commercial building energy retrofit plan utilizes energy efficiency to create jobs, raise corporate profits and improve the environment at no taxpayer expense.

Sponsor: Lime Energy

Sustainable Supply Chain Data Book

Environmental Leader has released a new Sustainable Supply Chain Data Book, supplying busy executives and research teams with a collection of charts presenting environmental, sustainability and energy-related logistics and supply chain data. Data topics include packaging & recycling, strategy, emissions & policy, vehicles and fuel and consumers.

Sponsor: UPS

Environmental Leader’s 2012 Insider Knowledge Report

Environmental Leader’s 2012 edition of its complimentary Insider Knowledge Report provides lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. Executives from Ford, Diageo, US Postal Service, Marriott, Nike, Akamai, 3M, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Unilever, Yahoo, Blue Shield of California, Nike, General Mills, Staples, Xerox, AMD and more than 100 other enterprises contributed to the report.

Sponsor: Constellation Energy

Six Complimentary Executive Briefs from Independent analyst firm Verdantix

Packed with insightful and actionable points, this CA Technologies commissioned Leadership Series is designed to help you prioritize your sustainability efforts and investments. Each Executive Brief provides you with a succinct overview and specific recommendations on key sustainability topics, and is an invaluable 10 minute read.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

More Bang, Less Bucks: Why One-Stop Environmental Systems Make Better Business Sense

As the regulatory and environmental landscapes become more prominent and complex, companies have typically deployed various solutions. This white paper explores the business benefits and value of using one environmental enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to meet all of an organization’s environmental management needs – and more.

Sponsor: Enviance

One Company’s Journey to Realizing Greater Value

Like many companies, the major document, information and imaging solutions provider profiled in this white paper initially started using the Enviance System with the objective of compliance. This white paper highlights the client’s historical use of the System and how the company has evolved to drive greater value from environmental data using Enviance.

Sponsor: Enviance

Read Between the Lines: Understanding the EPA Verification of GHG Reporting

A closer look at the rule’s reporting requirements finds that it is no longer enough to estimate and report environmental emissions data. This shift in EPA’s approach to compliance means that auditable GHG data tracking and management has become a necessity at most reporting entities.

Sponsor: Enviance

Powering the Cloud: Maintaining Service Availability, Reducing Data Center Costs with Effective Power Management

Spiraling power costs are forcing organizations to rethink how they run their datacenters. This white paper will help you identify the right cost optimization and power management strategies for your business. Calculating your PUE is just the beginning. Effective power management requires a holistic view of demand and consumption in your data center at a device, circuit and even phase level.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Can Consumers Recycle Your Products?

Getting a realistic picture of how easy or difficult it is for the public to recycle products and packaging can be a critical part of business operations. “Can Consumers Recycle Your Product? The Importance of Recycling Availability Reporting” breaks down the complexities of reporting and describes the method for obtaining the most relevant data on recyclability to demonstrate product stewardship.

Sponsor: Earth911

Environmental Leader’s Q4 2011 Environmental & Energy Data Book

Environmental Leader has released the latest edition of its quarterly data book, which supplies busy executives and research teams with a collection of charts presenting environmental, sustainability and energy-related data on a quarterly basis.

Data topics include Energy, Facilities, Sustainability & Strategy, Management Systems & Reporting, Carbon Costs & Markets, Marketing & Public Opinion, Transportation & Supply Chain, Emissions and Waste & Recycling.

Our goal is to make the job of gathering essential information and metrics a bit easier for corporate decision-makers.

Sponsor: UPS

Taking Control: 14 Energy-Saving Control Strategies for Commercial Lighting and Beyond

This white paper describes fourteen distinct controls strategies enabled by today’s most advanced lighting controls systems, and discusses the technology attributes that are required in order to take advantage of these strategies. If properly applied, the result can be tremendous savings, better occupant comfort, improved building management, and more.

Sponsor: Daintree Networks

New Metrics to Improve Sustainability Performance

This document forms part of the independently-researched Verdantix Energy & Sustainability Leadership series, commissioned by CA Technologies. Annual reporting of sustainability performance across metrics like energy consumption, GHG emissions, water usage and community engagement is now common for firms with revenues above $10 billion.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Product Environmental Compliance – a Strategic, Proactive Approach

As Ernst & Young reports in The Top 10 Risks for Business, 2010, “Regulation and compliance are the number 1 risk factors for businesses.” Despite the importance and inherent risk, many companies are addressing regulatory demands with a reactive, tactical approach.

Sponsor: IHS

5 Steps to Achieving Maximum Value From Sustainability Management Software Implementations

This paper lays out a five-step best practice approach to help organizations reduce their software implementation time and as a result, shorten the time to realize sustainability benefits.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

How Capgemini Cut Sustainability Reporting Costs by 30 Percent

Learn how Capgemini, a global services organization with 110,000 people in 40 countries, reduced the costs associated with sustainability data collection and reporting by 30 percent and how it is driving sustainability programs across its UK organization and beyond.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

10 Ways to Slash Energy Cost & Reduce Budget Uncertainty

Discover energy management ideas tailored to the business of big retailers. New-store design, refurbs and retrofits may present the biggest and most obvious opportunities to make dramatic, long-lasting improvements in energy efficiency and budget certainty. But the weak economy has caused most retailers to cut way back on such projects. Energy-cost reductions can make a big difference for your company’s financial performance. After payroll, energy is among the largest operating costs for any grocery retailer. In fact, energy cost may amount to roughly half or more of net profit. A 10% reduction of energy cost can increase net profit by 5% to 10%.

Sponsor: Verisae

How to Reduce Cost by Increasing Accountability for Energy Efficiency

You may be surprised to learn what goes on in your buildings. Or at least you’d be surprised to know what doesn’t get turned off. This is especially true for energy managers in large organizations that operate many different buildings. Outdoor lights often go on before dark and stay on after dawn. Makeup fans and air handlers may run around the clock. HVAC systems condition the air in unoccupied rooms. Kitchen staff leave open the doors of walk-in freezers. You know it happens. But unless you’re doing real-time energy monitoring, you probably don’t know when or how often it happens…Or how much it’s costing you.

Sponsor: Verisae

5 Steps to Accelerate Sustainability Efforts: Best Practice Guide

This paper lays out a five-step approach to accelerate progress towards your sustainability goals. You might think you have the right initiatives, but if you don’t know where you started, or how far you’ve progressed, how can you assess your success? With the right sustainability and carbon reporting software, accurate, consistent information can be available as frequently and in as much detail as your organization needs. With the tools to compare and analyze this information frequently, it’s possible to measure and model the environmental benefit and cost-effectiveness of a range of green projects. This white paper is authored jointly by Siemens and CA Technologies.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Eco-Competitiveness: Safeguarding Profitability and the World’s Natural Resources

As the depletion of the Earth’s natural resources intensifies, organizations will face increased cost and risk. Adopting an eco-competitiveness strategy will not only reduce a company’s reliance on scarce natural resources but also increase their profitability, customer loyalty and corporate reputation. This white paper explores the best practices and technologies you need to jump-start your eco-competitiveness strategy and turn environmental sustainability into a competitive business advantage.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Supply Chain Environmentalism: Using Environmental ERP to Manage Environmental Impact for Competitive Advantage and Profit

Supply Chain Environmentalism is a powerful new approach that will allow companies to improve their competitiveness by optimizing their ability to identify and reduce the financial impact of environmental impacts throughout the supply chain. This approach will both protect against cost increases associated with environmental impacts and allow the companies to differentiate their products as being more sustainable.

Sponsor: Enviance

Environmental Leader’s Q2 2011 Environmental & Energy Data Book

Environmental Leader has released the inaugural edition of its quarterly data book, which supplies busy executives and research teams with a collection of charts presenting environmental, sustainability and energy-related data on a quarterly basis.

Data topics include Energy, Facilities, Sustainability & Strategy, Management Systems & Reporting, Carbon Costs & Markets, Marketing & Public Opinion, Transportation & Supply Chain, Emissions and Waste & Recycling.

Our goal is to make the job of gathering essential information and metrics a bit easier for corporate decision-makers.

Sponsor: Hara

Verified! Meeting the Increased Demands of Customer-Driven Reporting

This white paper highlights the importance of verifiable data as the infrastructure of sustainability, as well as its use in effectively implementing environmental impact and cost reduction initiatives.

Sponsor: Enviance

The Value of Public Perception: Transforming Environmental Efforts From Compliance Driven to Risk Management

This white paper highlights the need for the role of environmental management to transform from simply meeting compliance requirements to pervasive risk management. By examining how environmental efforts create risks for businesses – and how executives can calculate those risks to make informed business decisions based on that information – this white paper helps companies better understand how to manage their risks through environmental impact.

Sponsor: Enviance

Environmental ERP: Reaching Your Peak in the Cloud

Just as ERP software systems emerged from evolving business needs, so has today’s rapidly changing climate of resource scarcity and tightening environmental regulations worldwide created the need for solutions to manage environmental data and performance as part of the broader business. Like it or not, a company’s impact on the environmental has become critical to core business operations and financial outcome.

Sponsor: Enviance

Environmental Leader’s 2011 Insider Knowledge Report

Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers
Environmental Leader has released the inaugural edition of its Insider Knowledge Report, which provides lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. 150 professionals contributed to the free report including executives from Ford, Bank of America, Nike, Alcoa, Yahoo, eBay, Staples, Hormel Foods. Blue Shield of California, Dell, Anheuser-Busch, L’Oréal, Hasbro and Xerox.

Sponsor: Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Beyond Equipment Management by Spreadsheets

Having 100% uptime for retail organizations just does not exist. Equipment breaks. Revenue is lost. There isn’t a retail environment where everything goes to plan, productivity is sustained at peak levels, and equipment performance is unquestionable.

Equipment return on investment (ROI) is a critical measurement, yet all too often organizations take a very poor approach to the science of equipment optimization. Spreadsheets have inherent limitations and a number of compelling reasons to go beyond management by spreadsheets.

Sponsor: Verisae

Facilities & Maintenance Management Best Practices

You will discover the 43 money-saving, profit-enhancing best practices of the world’s top grocers across the facility management and equipment maintenance processes. These innovations will inspire improvements. Among all big retailers, grocers set the bar for top performance in managing facilities and equipment maintenance. They’re great at what they do for one simple reason. They have to be. Grocers operate the most complex stores of any retailer. The following best practices show you why and how to improve your operations.

Sponsor: Verisae

Organizational Change Management: Getting All Parties to “Go” for System Adoption

Enviance and Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, have partnered to provide this white paper, which highlights how companies can successfully incorporate Organizational Change Management into their system adoption practices.

Sponsor: Enviance

Institutionalize Your Environmental Memory: Environmental ERP and Business Continuity

How do companies retain the institutional knowledge of their environmental performance and data amid high employee turnover? And what happens if a company’s business continuity planning doesn’t account for environmental factors and mandatory reporting? This white paper explores the role of environmental ERP in business continuity, and describes what companies can do to transition their environmental function from people-centric to knowledge-centric.

Sponsor: Enviance

Environmental ERP: The Natural Progression of ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is considered a mission-critical business system necessary to manage all the information and functions of a company, providing seamless integration of the information flowing through an organization. In essence, most companies would fail without a cohesive ERP system to understand the core elements of their business. But in today’s landscape of climate change, scarce resources and tighter environmental regulations worldwide, a company’s impact on the environment has become critical to core business operations and financial outcome.

Sponsor: Enviance

Centralized Waste Management in the Utility Industry

Companies are struggling to manage and track their waste according to RCRA guidelines. But waste management has been an even greater challenge in the utility industry given the unpredictable and dispersed nature of waste generation in the utility sector. This white paper discusses the unique business challenges utilities face in managing and tracking waste according to EPA rules and regulations. In addition, learn about steps utilities can take to effectively integrate their waste management function and what to look for in a waste management solution.

Sponsor: Enviance

The Emissions Trifecta: Combining Title V, Air Emissions and GHG Reporting

With greenhouse gas (GHG) and other pollutants meeting increased scrutiny worldwide, governmental agencies have put multiple regulations and environmental programs in place to tackle this growing problem. But effectively tracking and managing data for Title V, an air emissions inventory and the EPA’s new mandatory GHG reporting rule can prove to be overwhelming for companies, consuming significant time, personnel and budget resources.

Sponsor: Enviance

What’s On Your Sustainability Dashboard?

Do you have visibility into your EHS compliance and sustainability program initiatives to effectively evaluate your strategies and report results? Advanced solutions and dashboards can provide you with the insight and intelligence required to collect and analyze data across your organization, across the world.

Sponsor: Dakota Software

9 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs

For many large organizations that operate multiple facilities, the simplest, fastest and least expensive way to reduce the cost of energy is to refine your energy-procurement practices. Yet four key challenges may have prevented your organization from achieving these benefits. You may not be aware of all the opportunities. The topic can be complex, especially if you work with multiple utilities. You need accurate, detailed data. In many organizations, such data are not readily accessible in useful, actionable form.

Sponsor: Verisae

Water Management: Climate Change and Compliance

This white paper explores water resource management, including regulatory compliance management, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. In addition, the paper examines the role of data management in successfully managing water resources, providing real-life examples of how data management technology can be used for more efficient, effective water management.

Sponsor: Enviance

Global Trends in Sustainability Performance Management

The paper is based on research and interviews with senior executives in companies who are leading the
way in sustainability reporting, executives at professional services firms who are assisting companies with their approach to integrated reporting, and individuals who provide leadership at global organizations who currently set the standards for reporting.

Sponsor: SAP

EHS – Managing Risk and Compliance in Manufacturing Operations

Increased focus to comply with regulations and the need to manage risk is causing companies to adopt new strategies to streamline Environmental Health and Safety programs Report provides actionable intelligence based on current best practices adopted by 132 executives.

Sponsor: SAP

Information Strategies for Manufacturing Sustainability

This paper discusses the importance of balancing environmental and operational metrics to help manufacturers delve deeper into the underlying forces of energy and resource consumption. Such an integrated approach can yield insights that increase operational savings and reduce environmental impact at a structural level, proving that “Green is Green.”

Sponsor: GE Intelligent Platforms

Resource Intensity – The Metric That Links Operational and Sustainability Goals

Download our Resource Intensity white paper, which demonstrates how the measurement systems and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that evolved alongside operational improvement practices offer much of the structure needed to properly link sustainability goals to overall operational and cost-improvement goals.

Sponsor: GE Intelligent Platforms

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