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Stijn Vernaillen

ecoinvent database 2.1 | Environment Tools Directory - 5 views

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    Ecoinvent v2.1 is a life cycle inventory database that contains more than 4000 LCI datasets in the areas of agriculture, energy supply, transport, biofuels and biomaterials, bulk and speciality chemicals, construction materials, packaging materials, basic and precious metals, metals processing, ICT and electronics as well as waste treatment. The high-quality generic LCI datasets are based on industrial data and have been compiled by internationally renowned research institutes and LCA consultants. The data is available in the EcoSpold data format, and is compatible with all major LCA and eco-design software tools. Ecoinvent is used by more than 1500 users in more than 40 countries worldwide and is included in the leading LCA software tools as well as in various eco-design tools for building and construction, waste management or product design. It can be used for Integrated Product Policy (IPP), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Management (LCM) and Design for Environment (DfE)."
Stijn Vernaillen

Search | Environment Tools Directory - 2 views

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    A list of Transport related tools to check your impact on the environment
eco20-20

Sustainability Consultant - 0 views

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    A sustainability consultant is a professional who is knowledgeable about the impact of business practices on the environment, and works with businesses to reduce the environmental impact of these activities.
Energy Net

Peak Energy: Guerilla Gardening: Eating The Suburbs - 0 views

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    The Age recently had an article on the emerging practice of "guerilla gardening", taking a look at the "Gardening guerillas in our midst". This concept seems to have steadily increased in popularity in recent years (admittedly from a very low base) as the permaculture movement's ideas have been propagated through the community. Unlike the usual approach taken when trying to grow food in the suburbs - converting spare land on your own property (as discussed by aeldric previously and, more recently, in Jeff Vail's series on A Resilient Suburbia) - guerilla gardening involves cultivating any spare patch of urban land that isn't being used for another purpose, which could provide a substantial addition to the food growing potential of suburbia.
Brian G. Dowling

Iceland Banana Republic of Europe - Energy Probe - Nuclear Power, Utility Reform - 0 views

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    Raises questions regarding food miles. The question is what is the net benefit of growing bananas in Iceland as opposed to Chili. Reason Magazine chooses Chile, the right choice in many instances but not sure necessarily here.
Brian G. Dowling

BOE Eco-tects: Planting the Seeds for Growth.. - 0 views

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    An alliance of Architects, Engineers and Educators providing Sustainable Design, Green Building and LEED Consulting services. Our clients include Architects, Developers, Contractors, Cities, and others who share the goal of a sustainable built environment.
Ed Kerollis

FREE - Foundation for Research on Economics & the Environment - 0 views

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    FREE is an organization devoted to social change that harmonizes environmental quality with responsible liberty and economic progress. They apply economics and scientific analysis to generate and explore alternative and innovative solutions to environmental problems.
Brian G. Dowling

MIT World » : Implementing Sustainability Strategies - 0 views

  • “Environment is not a special, short-term project, not a fad or flavor of the month,” says Balta. IBM pursues opportunities in and out of the company, including “making brown green:” reducing waste in its business and industrial processes around the world; designing intelligent networks to improve the efficiency of electrical utility operations; developing systems for mitigating traffic congestion in cities; launching a Big Green innovation business unit; and creating an Eco Patent Commons, enabling users the free and unrestricted use of IBM technologies that help solve environmental challenges.
  • “We’re trying to find the sweet spot between social, economic and environmental areas that define sustainability, because at the end of the day if any one of those three legs of the stool aren’t available then the model itself falls down.” says Mark Buckley.
  • British Telecom is tackling three interdependent areas, says Kevin Moss: sustainable economic growth, climate change and creating a more inclusive society.
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    ABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSION: Companies sometimes regard sustainability as "metaphoric low-hanging fruit," says moderator Peter Senge, and reach for a few easy targets to achieve cosmetic improvements. His three panelists describe how their corporations are attempting to embrace sustainability as more than just another high-profile, low-impact initiative that "goes right into an overloaded bucket."
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    We can't afford to think of business as the enemy. Businesses in many cases are realizing the importance of sustainability more quickly than the public sector which too often defines its view by outdated political philosophies. This video provides a great deal to think about.
Brian G. Dowling

YouTube - Facing the Future:Critical Thinking on Global Sustainability - 0 views

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Brian G. Dowling

Make Green Pay Video, Part 1 - CNBC.com - 0 views

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    Make Green Pay Video, Part 1
Brian G. Dowling

TED | Talks | Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto (video) - 0 views

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    Why you should listen to her: Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city planning who views urban renewal through an environmental lens. The South Bronx native draws a direct connection between ecological, economic and social degradation. Hence her motto:
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