Articles Tagged with ''sustainability''

Real estate market sees growing impact of indoor environments & sustainability

February 7, 2014

Today, salary and benefits are not the only drivers of employee satisfaction and engagement. In fact, employees’ indoor environment plays a significant role in fostering productivity, performance and wellness. Similarly, productive classroom environments have a major impact in cultivating effective learning and student achievement.


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I failed as a professor, and it was awesome

January 13, 2014

Last fall, I taught my first collegiate sustainability course for the University of Iowa’s Evening MBA Program. If you’re like me — a recovering perfectionist — you can relate to this story. When environmental issues you care about can often (literally) seem like life or death… the end of the world, etc… then every decision feels like it carries a lot of weight.


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New study shows 51 of top 100 companies emit unsustainable levels of CO2

Top performers earn their scores by decoupling business growth from emissions; of companies performing well, Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly take top three spots
December 23, 2013
Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations have released a first-of-its-kind study on sustainability context: Assessing Corporate Emissions Performance through the Lens of Climate Science.


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What does safety’s crystal ball say?

October 1, 2013

At a Tuesday session at the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo, former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, OSHA boss Dr. David Michaels, and NIOSH director Dr. John Howard discussed the “future of safety.” Who’s to say what the future holds, right? And predictions about the future are soon forgotten. Here are some of ISHN’s predictions for the future of safety:


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A freshwater shortage is expected in the U.S. by 2030

September 27, 2013

The demand for fresh water in the U.S. will exceed supply by 40 percent by 2030, says a State Department report. Global consumption, which has increased threefold in the past 50 years, and short- and long-term droughts are the main cause for the worldwide problem.


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EHS pros need adequate funding

September 5, 2013
Many businesses and their compliance officers were ill-equipped to contend with increased federal environmental and safety oversight starting in the ’70s.


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New EPA chief: "I haven't exactly been a wallflower"

Her inaugural speech focuses on climate change
August 5, 2013

In her first speech as the brand new head of the EPA, Gina McCarthy focused on climate change. The following are excerpts from the remarks she delivered last week at Harvard Law School:


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Five inexpensive ways for facilities to become LEED-certified

July 3, 2013

While some green building strategies to earn LEED credits can be costly, surprisingly there are many that are both easy and inexpensive to implement. According to Jennifer Meek, director of marketing for Enviro-Solutions, a leading manufacturer of green cleaning chemicals, the following are five of the least expensive things building owners and managers of new and existing facilities can do to earn LEED credits and possible certification:


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ASSE Safety 2013 by the numbers

June 24, 2013

A week before the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Safety 2013 conference and exposition opened for business at the Las Vegas Convention Center, registration was at more than 4,000 attendees. The expo was filled by approximately 550 exhibitors taking up more than 89,000 square feet of exhibit space.


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Seven ways to make this a green summer

Eco-friendly summer dating anyone?
June 7, 2013

You don’t have to live on carrots or sell your car this summer to help the environment. According to Jennifer Meek, Director of Marketing for Enviro-Solutions, a Green cleaning chemical manufacturer, there are seven easy ways at home and in the office to make this summer Greener and more sustainable.


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