Efficiency in Manufacturing Could Ramp Up Greenhouse Gas Savings - Businesses today are competing in a dynamic marketplace, constantly trying to keep pace with new technology and rapidly changing consumer expectations. They are being asked to deliver goods and services at a faster pace than before and at lower costs to remain competitive. At the same time, it has become critical for companies to minimize the environmental impact of their operations.
ENERGY STAR and Industrial Technologies Program - Those manufacturers who are looking to become more energy-efficient but aren't sure where to begin might want to take a look and a couple of programs: the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry and the EERE's Industrial Technologies Program.
Every company is an energy company - Every company is an energy company. And if it isn't, it will be soon. A decade from now, a company without an energy and sustainability department could be as unusual as one without a human resources department. Or, it might be out of business.
Sustainability in the Supply Chain -- It's More Than Just "Being Green" - In today's business environment, where supplier failure can pose an immediate risk, and where customers and other stakeholders demand greater transparency, such a proactive program for accurately and credibly assessing supplier viability and sustainability can be critical to a manufacturer's continued success.
AT&T saves $44 million with green upgrades - It costs a little green to go green, and while this may cause some companies to delay making energy efficiency upgrades, AT&T's 2010 results should make business owners rethink this decision. Last year, AT&T's energy efficiency upgrades resulted in an annualized energy savings of $44 million.
Paying for Nature - How much are the birds of heaven worth? How about the lilies of the field? Or clean air and water, verdant forests and untouched grassland, healthy coral reefs and lush mangroves? By the environmentalist's accounting, they're invaluable because nature has a worth all its own. But to business, untouched nature typically hasn't had a value - at least not one that could be put in a ledger.