Friday, May 24, 2013

Twelve Online Tools for Greener Businesses

There are a growing number of online tools that make it easier for businesses to understand and assess their environmental performance and that of their peers. Here are a suite of 12 online tools from Environmental Leader. These tools run the gamut and deal with a wide variety of issues from construction to water. They are presented in the order that they were published.

RSK Tool Helps Construction Companies Manage Environmental Risk

RSK Business Solutions has launched a web-based tool to help UK-based construction companies mitigate environmental risk and drive legal compliance. For more information click here.

BASF Launches Sustainable Construction Website

BASF’s Green Sense Concrete reduced the carbon footprint of the One World Trade Center by 15,838,267 kg CO2 in the construction. For more information click here.

Online Tool Measures Cafes’ Carbon ‘Foodprint’

Environmental software firm FirstCarbon Solutions and food service management company Compass Group have launched an online tool to help Compass Group chefs. For more information click here.

E-Cycle Launches Wireless Buyback Portal

Mobile buyback and recycling company e-Cycle has launched an online tool that buys used mobile phones and tablets and pays consumers for their used phones. For more information click here.

GEMI Updates Water Tools

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has updated its GEMI Local Water Tool and the GEMI LWT for Oil and Gas. For more information click here.

Aqueduct Launches Global Water Risk Atlas

The World Resources Institute and companies including GE, Shell, Dow, United Technologies and DuPont have launched an online tool that maps water risks worldwide. For more information click here.

Farming Carbon Calculator to Go Online

Unilever, PepsiCo, Marks & Spencer and other companies that make up the Cool Farm Institute have selected Best Foot Forward. For more information click here.

Lucid, HonestBuildings.com Energy Usage for Commercial Buildings

Cleantech software company Lucid and HonestBuildings.com have partnered to provide real-time energy usage for thousands of commercial buildings across the US. For more information click here.

Waste Management to Deploy DriveCam Across Entire Fleet

Waste Management says it will deploy DriveCam's fuel management program across its entire fleet, about 18,000 vehicles, for a five-year service contract term. For more information click here. http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/09/05/waste-management-to-deploy-drivecam-across-entire-fleet/

Network Launches Updated Paper Calculator

The Environmental Paper Network (EPN) has released a new version of the Paper Calculator. For more information click here.

Schneider Electric Rebrands dashboardDView to Resource Advisor 

Schneider Electric has rebranded its online energy management and sustainability platform to Resource Advisor. For more information click here.

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