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Environmental Impact Software to Quickly Measure Carbon Footprint
2012-09-14 09:35:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New software has been developed that can rapidly calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously, a process that has proven time consuming and expensive until now. This new software should help companies to accurately label products as well as design new ways to reduce their environmental impacts. A new study, published online in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, describes how the software works. The...

2012-08-01 06:22:05

Life Cycle Inventory Informs Field to Market(TM) and Sustainable Apparel Coalition Findings NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for cotton, continues its long-term commitment to advancing sustainability through research and information dissemination. Its most recent benchmarking tools, Cotton's Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), were used to help complete two key sustainability indicators:...

2012-05-15 19:25:41

A new report published today by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), provides key information for policy makers and business managers on how to assess the environmental impacts of products and services. It helps to pave the way towards a resource-efficient Europe and aims to help design more sustainable products, which are indispensable in a world of 7 billion people and limited resources. The increasing world population and the way in which...

2012-05-07 06:23:13

NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people have heard the saying that you can't improve what you can't measure. But measurement can be complex and time-consuming, especially when it comes to figuring out how to reduce environmental impacts. Which is why Kraft Foods is using lifecycle assessment (LCA) to help it make the right changes and get the best results. LCA measures the footprint of what goes into making a product, from farm to fork and beyond. (Logo:...

2012-04-19 23:01:11

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor nearly 3,500 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Environmental Sciences Category with nearly 35,000 articles partly derived by...

2012-03-27 06:21:57

MILWAUKEE, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton unveiled its first detailed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) today, showing an interesting progression of the Company's new 500e Series(TM) gasoline engine in a walk behind lawn mower. The assessment further outlines Briggs & Stratton's commitment to sustainability efforts and initiatives, which build on its 103-year legacy of environmental stewardship, community involvement, social responsibility, and economic...

2012-01-10 08:52:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horne Engineering Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Horne International, Inc. (OTCBB: HNIN.ob - News), today announced that the team of Horne Engineering Services, PGAL, Inc., SMARTBIM and Treasury Advisory Services have entered into an agreement with ERIS Technologies, LLC to provide Energy Efficiency Services to NRF Healthcare's portfolio of Health Care facilities. The team offers an integrated capability to enable facilities managers to...

2011-11-17 13:49:00

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Cascades is proud to release the results of a life cycle analysis (LCA) conducted by CIRAIG that calculates the ecological footprint for various food packaging trays made from six types of plastic and molded pulp originating from its own plants. Putting an end to the myth, the results actually demonstrate that Cascades polystyrene foam is a good choice for the environment! The LCA results support the finding that for food packaging...

2011-11-17 13:25:00

New EPA Rulemaking also requests comments on life cycle assessment for vehicle emissions WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automakers' use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) is the fastest growing automotive lightweighting material, according to a recent study conducted by Ducker Worldwide on behalf of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). These new steels will be the key for...

2011-11-17 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been awarded three Product Innovation Awards for its EnerLogic® window film series from Architectural Products Magazine. EnerLogic low-e window film features a patent-pending, low-e coating, which adds up to 92 percent(1)( )more insulating power to existing commercial and residential windows - improving energy efficiency in every season....