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Sustainability and Comfort — You Can Have Them Both

Press Release

When it comes to sustainability and comfort, it’s no longer an either/or dilemma. Low emissions and low carbon footprints don’t need to equate to poor comfort. With radiant hydronic systems, gone are the problems of comfortable main levels, hot second levels and freezing basements. And because hydronic systems use water — not air — to transport energy, they are significantly more energy-efficient.

New Report: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Provide Low-Risk, Low-Cost Options for Utility Investment

Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Power Plants Seen as Higher Risks
Press Release

BOSTON, November 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - As public attention is focused on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal for reducing carbon pollution from U.S. power plants, a new Ceres report finds that energy efficiency and specific renewable energy technologies are the most attractive options for U.S. utilities to meet future energy demand.

Quiz: What You Don’t Know About South American Energy

Quiz by Joe Eaton
Article

South America has vast energy resources, but how much do you know about the needs and reserves of its individual countries?

Visit The Great Energy Challenge Energy Quiz Hub and put your energy IQ to the test.

 

Ellipz Lighting USA Registers as a Public-Benefit Corporation and Achieves UL Certification

Press Release

November 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Ellipz Lighting Pte Ltd (“Ellipz Lighting”), an innovation company that designs and manufactures LED lighting for indoor and outdoor applications, www.ellipzlighting.com, announces UL Certification for lamps in the following categories: TL tubes, streetlights, floodlights, and low bay lights.

Election Results Make U.S. Congress Action on Climate Change Even Less Likely

Change Even Less Likely Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, who will lead the Senate, emphasizes coal-mining jobs over warnings from scientists.
Article

In the green hills and gray hollows of Kentucky's well-mined mountains, the economy of extracting coal from the fuel-rich ground isn't what it once was.

Implementing a Successful Operational Risk Management Framework

What EHS Managers Should Learn from Best-In-Class companies
Article

Gaining visibility into and control over the multitude of internal and external risks is one of the top priorities of corporations today. With a recent jump in regulatory mandates and increasingly active shareholders, many organizations have become sensitive to identifying and eliminating areas of risk — including operational, IT, brand, and reputation areas — from their business.

For EHS Managers, reducing operational risks such as environmental & social risks, incidents and regulatory sanctions is a core component of any effective EHS strategy. 

3E Company, CH2M HILL, ERM, and RegScan among Partners Recognized by 2014 Enablon Excellence Awards

Partners Honored for Commitment to Customer Delight
Press Release

Chicago/Paris, Nov 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Risk Management software, recognized six of its partners for their accomplishments in delivering unmatched value to customers and developing a strong and rapidly growing partnership with Enablon.

Aligning Risk & EHS Management Strategies: How to Break Silos & Improve Efficiency

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EH&S has a long history meeting complex challenges and deep experience in identifying, mitigating, and monitoring risk. Meanwhile, organizations are undertaking enterprise risk management (and broader GRC) strategies to federate silos of risk across the organization. EH&S is in a key position to help define and lead risk management strategies in the organization given the depth of experience and history EH&S has had in risk management. These teams should provide assistance in defining risk management strategy, process, information, and technology architecture.

New, More Precise Electric Grid Analysis Can Typically Help Companies Cut 70% More Emissions with the Same Solar (or Other Distributed Energy) Budget

Press Release

Boston, MA, October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Energy Points, the source energy intelligence company, has achieved an unmatched level of granularity in automated electricity supply chain analysis, which will help companies reach emissions targets more quickly and get better overall results for their budgets. Those that are planning solar and other distributed energy projects in order to replace the grid’s emission-intensive energy sources have the most to gain.

Forest City Retail Operations Honored with Cool Planet Award for Sustainability

Press Release

CLEVELAND, Ohio, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Forest City Enterprises, Inc., (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced the company has been recognized with a 2014 Cool Planet Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management at three of its California retail properties: South Bay Galleria, Antelope Valley Mall and Promenade Temecula.

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