Environmental Business Journal Awards ‘commonground’ with Industry Leadership Award
MILFORD, Conn., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Environmental Business Journal has awarded commonground, the B2B social network and information resource for environmental consultants and real estate stakeholders, with a 2011 Business Achievement Award. Created and managed by Environmental Data Resources Inc. (EDR), commonground received the award for its unparalleled access to peer networking and for promoting education, training and mentorship in the environmental field.
“In creating commonground, our team fulfilled the need to provide a destination where our industry can go each day to get answers, stay on top of trends, consume news and benefit from access to the information they need to help do their jobs and drive new business opportunities,” says Mark Wallace, VP of community for EDR. “commonground has become the trusted community where nearly 7,000 environmental professionals communicate and learn from each other, and we’re proud that Environmental Business Journal has recognized our success with this award.”
In 2011, commonground made great strides to ensure that industry-created-and-vetted training be more accessible to professionals around the country through commongroundUniversity (cgU). Most recently, commonground added a course covering ASTM’s E2600 Vapor Encroachment Screen. A free quarterly webinar series with continual replays brings expert knowledge on the latest industry trends and regulations. As a resource for professionals entering the industry, commonground has created a mentoring program, and the site’s environmental job board has connected dozens of environmental professionals with new opportunities during these challenging economic times.
Environmental Business Journal recognizes outstanding business performance in the environmental industry each year with its EBJ Business Achievement Awards. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at the Environmental Industry Summit on March 14, 2012 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.
Environmental Data Resources (EDR) is the industry leader in property-specific environmental information and risk management solutions. For more than 20 years, EDR has been building and updating the world’s most comprehensive database of environmental records and land use information from thousands of federal, state, tribal, local and private sources. Called NEDIS(TM) (the National Environmental Data Information System), this database has more than 3.1 billion records and proprietary data sets — including the treasured historic Sanborn Maps — that are blended into one comprehensive interface. EDR sets the standard for providing the tools, technology, information and professional staff to serve environmental consultants, lenders, corporations, insurers, real estate investors and consumers across the country. Founded in 1990 and based in Milford, Conn., EDR has regional offices located throughout the U.S. The company is wholly owned by DMG Information Inc., the business information division of Daily Mail and General Trust, plc (DMGT). For more information about EDR, please visit http://www.edrnet.com.
SOURCE Environmental Data Resources