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Sustainability Best Practices
Communicating sustainability best practices for business, home and every day living.
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Top CEOs Lead with Sustainability - Modern Office Furniture Toronto Envirotech Office Systems

Top CEOs Lead with Sustainability - Modern Office Furniture Toronto Envirotech Office Systems | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Who are the best CEOs and what do they do that makes them the best? This year, when the Harvard Review of Business released their list of the Best Performing CEOs in the World, they changed the formula. Instead of looking at just stock market-driven metrics, they looked at how leaders performed in addressing environmental and social concerns as well as at corporate governance
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Summer Energy Saving Tips at the Office - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com

Summer Energy Saving Tips at the Office - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Energy Saving Tips at the Office this Summer. Turn off Computers, Window Film, LED Light Bulbs, Outdoor Spaces, Trees, and more tips.
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Bird Friendly Window Film - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com

Bird Friendly Window Film - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Bird Friendly or Feather Friendly Window Film consists of adhesive dots applied to the exterior surface of glass without restricting visibility for occupants.
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By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World

By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Cities might be burning three times more energy in 2050 than they did in 2005—unless they act now.

Currently, more than half of the world’s people live in cities. Given the trend of jobs returning to urban centers, it may not be surprising that by 2030 the world’s cities will be home to 60 percent of the world’s population. Cities are adapting to accommodate the growing population by becoming sustainable and green.

Yet assuming that the current rapid pace of population growth continues, cities will be burning three times more energy per capita in 2050 than they did in 2005 despite their “green” efforts. Even with increasing favor toward public transport in the first world’s largest cities, the cities with the greatest opportunity to reduce energy use are those in the still-developing second world, particularly in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.


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Infographic Outlines Why Green Building is Smart Building

Infographic Outlines Why Green Building is Smart Building | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it

While the advantages of green building are no secret, the perception of high up front costs keep a lot of construction conventional. This infographic from Green Building Canada simply breaks down both the environmental and economic benefits of sustainable building. While this is based on green building in Canada, it highlights measures like energy efficiency and LEED certification and how they raise property values, utility savings, and indoor environmental quality. Green Building Canada points out a 9 to 50% reduction in sickness and 18 to 25% reduction in asthma and allergies based on green building measures.


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Environmental benefits of building green. Used in our Energy and Environmental courses. 

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Energy Savings Tips | Listly List

Saving Energy through the design of our living, work and public spaces. The life choices we make also help us save on energy. Our communities, our health, and our pocket books all benefit when we consider sustainable choices. | From Energy Sink to Energy Efficient: A Walk Through Window Technologies, Save on Energy Program - Window Film, Bright Home Design Tips Save Energy - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com, and Energy Efficiency Building Upgrade Cycle - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com
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Office Furniture Lifecycle

Office Furniture Lifecycle | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
What is the Lifecycle of Office Furniture? Where does Used Office Furniture go? Whether you are moving your business to a new location or renovating a...

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Envirotech Office Systems's curator insight, October 23, 2014 11:59 AM

Where does used office furniture go when it isn't needed anymore?  Here is an #infographic on the lifecycle of office furniture.  

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Intelligence-Based Design: A Sustainable Foundation for Worldwide Architectural Education (publication)

Intelligence-Based Design: A Sustainable Foundation for Worldwide Architectural Education (publication) | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it

“Architectural theory as currently taught in modern universities throughout the world no longer provides a plausible basis for the discipline and practice of architecture. Students studying within this model are left to their own inventions if they hope to gain an architectural degree. Forced to formulate a body of work constrained by the paradigm of contemporary design, students learn to copy fashionable images without understanding their geometry; or simply invent forms that look as if they possess a contemporary sense of architecture.


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Meet The Pioneers Of Sustainable Design

Meet The Pioneers Of Sustainable Design | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it

"Most people immediately think of stewardship in terms of natural resource protection, but it also means helping local economies, designing opportunities for social interaction, creating memorable experiences and generating stronger real estate values. To achieve this, we must strike the right balance between natural, cultural, functional and aesthetic considerations of a project. This requires us to address the interrelationships of land use, environment, historic preservation, site design, architecture, pedestrian connectivity and vehicular networks. When these elements are properly balanced, we know that we have created something that will likely persevere over time."


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Office Furniture Lifecycle

Office Furniture Lifecycle | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
What is the Lifecycle of Office Furniture? Where does Used Office Furniture go? Whether you are moving your business to a new location or renovating a...
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Ever wonder where office furniture goes when a company decides to renovate their office?  There are options to divert used office furniture away from our landfill sites and repurpose it back into the market place in better than new condition. 

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How to Write a Great Corporate Social Responsibility Report

How to Write a Great Corporate Social Responsibility Report | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
CSR Tips: 5 Things You MUST Know to write a great Corporate Social Responsibility Report report.
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Embedding Sustainability Into Your Company’s DNA · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Embedding Sustainability Into Your Company’s DNA · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
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Niagara Energy Summit 2016 Event Review - Evolution Window Films

Niagara Energy Summit 2016 Event Review - Evolution Window Films | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Feb., 2016 - ENERGY CONSERVATION WAS THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION AT THE 2016 NIAGARA ENERGY SUMMIT - Bob Willard, Founder and CEO of Sustainability Advantage, was one of many speakers at the Niagara Energy Summit this month in Niagara Falls, presented by Niagara Sustainability Initiative. Willard spoke on the state of the energy industry and emerging trends.
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Motivating the Green Team

Motivating the Green Team | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
They collect your lunchtime bottles and cans and take them home to recycle. They research and compare photocopiers, printers and office furniture choi...
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Earth Day at the Office [VIDEO]

Earth Day at the Office [VIDEO] | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Ideas for celebrating Earth Day at the Office [Video] Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world! Founded in 1990, Earth Day is celebra...
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Changing the lens, the focus, everything

Changing the lens, the focus, everything | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
For 25 years, I’ve developed CSR strategies. And now I see that CSR is becoming business as usual.You’d think I’d be celebrating. But I’m not – because CSR has stalled.This struck me in 2012 when I developed the Qualities of a Transformational Company for Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and started tracking corporate innovation in CSR (see 38 case studies of transformation in action at CBSR’s website). That’s when I saw where we needed to be.As identified by KPMG, World Economic Forum and others, CSR as practiced over the past decade has n
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Forbes: The World's 50 Most Sustainable Companies 2015

Forbes: The World's 50 Most Sustainable Companies 2015 | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it

Biogen Idec the American biotechnology company that makes treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, is the world’s most sustainable company this year.  Each year, Corporate Knights looks at companies around the world to determine which are getting the most out of their capital, maximizing employee performance, and making careful use of resources. Those seen here are achieving top performance, and make the 2015 Global 100.  The data-driven ranking is released annually at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


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Cambium's curator insight, January 22, 2015 4:27 AM

Do your biggest clients appear in this list?  What is your business doing to leverage their interest in Sustainability to generate new business?  Ideas for what's possible here.

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Energy Efficiency Building Upgrade Cycle - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com

Energy Efficiency Building Upgrade Cycle - www.evolutionwindowfilms.com | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Energy Efficiency Steps to Retrofit a building to optimize energy saving investments. There are many opportunities to conserve energy for business and home owners.
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High-density community forges its own style from a mix of influences, uses and sustainable design ideas

High-density community forges its own style from a mix of influences, uses and sustainable design ideas | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
If you were a world-class kayaker, and one of the best stretches of river in the country was about to be cut off from the public by a private developer, what would you do? Outdoorsy brother and sister...

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Invite people to be part of your sustainable design committee

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Warehouse/DC Operations: Why sustainable design still matters | Logistics Management

Warehouse/DC Operations: Why sustainable design still matters | Logistics Management | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it

Back in the mid-2000s, when the economy and the construction of commercial buildings were on a tear and energy prices were on the rise, everyone was talking about retrofitting or building green warehouses and distribution centers (DC) packed with energy saving designs. Then, the worldwide recession hit, and the sustainability focus seemed to fade away.

 

“Interest in sustainable warehouses didn’t fall off the table,” says Ed Klimek, a partner with KSS Architects. “The fact is that all types of new development fell off the table. However, there were still some sustainable projects going on, and there were many companies making those types of long-range decisions.”

 

The numbers now show that warehouse and DC construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. After bottoming out in late 2010, quarterly U.S. totals for warehouse construction put-in-place have mostly risen, especially since early 2012.

 

What’s more, warehouse and DC designers say that most of their projects are steeped in energy saving, sustainable features, and many are getting certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) program. In December 2013, the council announced the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project.

 

“Over the last five years, more and more of our buildings are being built to a LEED certification,” says Tripp Eskridge, a senior vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate services firm. “There has been greater and greater acceptance
of LEED.”

 

Klimek also sees sustainable warehouse and DC design becoming the norm. “Of our work right now, at least 80 percent of it is sustainable, and a good chunk of it is LEED,” he says.

 

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Sustainable corporations perform better financially, report finds

Sustainable corporations perform better financially, report finds | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it
Analysis of S&P 500 companies finds that corporations with sustainability strategies outperform others on the index
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Why green brands are failing to capture public attention

Why green brands are failing to capture public attention | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it

July 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

Surveys claim consumers make decisions based on conscience, so why is it so hard to convert these trends into sales?...

In spite of the many years during which branding and advertising agencies have created substantial business units by promising endless riches to flow from green re-branding, many have learned that, for the vast majority of brands, the example quoted above is more representative of the reality on the ground. Why? Have we reached and passed "peak green"?... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/green-brands-fail-public-appeal

 

July 2, 2013 Forbes - “Good corporate citizenship is good business.”
LARGEST TO SMALLEST, BUSINESSES AROUND THE GLOBE ARE GIVING BACK  ... http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2013/07/02/largest-to-smallest-businesses-around-the-globe-are-giving-back/

 

BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/4hj6q9

 

July 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business - Women In Leadership
BRANDS MUST IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR HOMEWORKERS IN THEIR SUPPLY CHAINS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/homeworker-supply-chains-brand-partnership

 

 

 

 


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Why green brands are failing to capture public attention

Why green brands are failing to capture public attention | Sustainability Best Practices | Scoop.it

July 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

Surveys claim consumers make decisions based on conscience, so why is it so hard to convert these trends into sales?...

In spite of the many years during which branding and advertising agencies have created substantial business units by promising endless riches to flow from green re-branding, many have learned that, for the vast majority of brands, the example quoted above is more representative of the reality on the ground. Why? Have we reached and passed "peak green"?... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/green-brands-fail-public-appeal

 

July 2, 2013 Forbes - “Good corporate citizenship is good business.”
LARGEST TO SMALLEST, BUSINESSES AROUND THE GLOBE ARE GIVING BACK  ... http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2013/07/02/largest-to-smallest-businesses-around-the-globe-are-giving-back/

 

BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/4hj6q9

 

July 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business - Women In Leadership
BRANDS MUST IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR HOMEWORKERS IN THEIR SUPPLY CHAINS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/homeworker-supply-chains-brand-partnership

 

 

 

 


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