Posts Tagged ‘ sustainability ’

Tips for Selecting the Right Green Roof Design

Sep 26th, 2010 | By
Tips for Selecting the Right Green Roof Design

When designing a green roof for your business, several issues need to be addressed, including type (extensive or intensive), weight, maintenance, irrigation, plant choices and cost. Several key factors need to be considered when designing a green roof, says Barbara Denson, director of origination, Global Markets, for Weston Solutions, in an article written for EHS Journal.



Using Sustainability to Compete in the New Economy

Aug 14th, 2010 | By
Using Sustainability to Compete in the New Economy

Sustainability is reshaping the competitive landscape in every industry. Companies that are able to anticipate changes and innovate early are reaping the benefits of improved operating efficiency, new growth and a stronger license to operate. This article, which is based on interactions between Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and its clients, provides a snapshot of how
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Introduction to Green Roofs

Aug 6th, 2010 | By
Introduction to Green Roofs

To make your building interesting and environmentally friendly, look no further than a green roof. A green roof is one that is substantially covered in vegetation. This article explores the benefits, design considerations and construction details associated with a modern green roof. Photographs and diagrams provide helpful information.



Ten Tips for Reducing Energy Use in Leased Buildings

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By
Ten Tips for Reducing Energy Use in Leased Buildings

Are you leasing office, warehouse or manufacturing space and frustrated by your inability to reduce energy consumption and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted by that consumption? This article provides ten tips compiled by the United Nations for reducing energy use in leased buildings.



Behavior-based Safety — A Sustainability Advantage

Jul 17th, 2010 | By
Behavior-based Safety — A Sustainability Advantage

Are you feeling a little unsettled about how to demonstrate sustainability in your day-to-day health and safety practice? This article explores how a company can protect one of its most important sustainable resources, its employees, through implementation of a behavior-based safety program.



Water Shortages Threaten Global Security

Jul 11th, 2010 | By
Water Shortages Threaten Global Security

Water shortages and competition for water pose an increasing threat to global security according to a new report prepared by Maplecroft, a firm that specializes in corporate risk intelligence. The Water Security Risk Index described in this article evaluates the water security of 165 countries and can be used by multinational companies to identify potential risks to their operations and global supply chains.



The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By
The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability

The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability was published by Ceres in March 2010. The Roadmap describes new standards and expectations of business leadership, one of the four key concepts of Ceres 20-20, the organization’s plan for achieving a sustainable global economy by 2020.