The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings in 2008 that have earned EPA’s Energy Star. The list is headed by Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, D.C., Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St Paul, Atlanta and Seattle. “Energy Star buildings typically use […]
With the increased awareness and attention paid to all things green a new directory of “green” and “sustainable” offerings has been launched. FairGreenTrade.com (FGT), is designed to help both businesses and consumers find environmentally friendly products and services. The site also features an events calendar, a blog and a reference section.
Green Corporate Strategies – Issues and Implementation from the Supply Management Perspective” delves into some of the definitions of “green” and “sustainability,” the drivers for green initiatives, the business case for green, recommendations for establishing internal and external green strategies, emerging standards and benchmarks, and information on “greenwashing.” It also includes a case study from The Auto Club Group and several Internet resources for further information.
Dell recently made the announcement that it is partnering with Oklahoma Gas and Electric to powers its 240,000 square-foot Oklahoma City campus with 100-percent wind energy as part of its plan to reduce its worldwide facilities’ greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2015. The company expects to to avoid nearly 5,100 tons of CO2 emissions per year at the Oklahoma facility.
As The Recession Pushes Businesses into Survival Mode, Companies Will Become Less Committed to Climate Change
Climate change will fall down the corporate agenda as the global economic crisis continues. However, the global recession is having a mixed effect Many firms will make energy efficiency a high or moderate priority over the next two years in a bid to cut costs. Forty percent of executives surveyed also say their firms have developed new products or services.