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Strategic Sustainability Consulting Releases Guide to Choosing Sustainability Software

posted July 08, 2011
Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC) is pleased to announce the release of its new report, Choosing Sustainability Management Software for Your Business: A Guide for Small and Mid-Size Organizations.

"There is a flourishing industry of sustainability data management software," said Jennifer Woofter, President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, "but most of the effort has been focused on meeting the needs of the Fortune 500 and other huge, multinational companies. Only recently have sustainability software platforms really become relevant and cost-effective for the other 99% of the market. This new guide provides everything these overlooked organizations need to know about choosing a sustainability management software."

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Energy Focus Names Mark Plush Chief Financial Officer

posted July 08, 2011
Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a global leader in energy efficient lighting, today announced the appointment of Mark J. Plush as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Plush brings over 28 years of financial management experience with Keithley Instruments, the last twelve years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his role as CFO for Keithley Instruments, Mr. Plush served as Corporate Controller for sixteen years.Read more

SC Johnson Exceeds Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

posted July 08, 2011
SC Johnson announced today that it achieved its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal set through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program. The company achieved a 27.4 percent absolute reduction, exceeding its goal to reduce total GHG emissions by eight percent from 2005. This marks the second time that SC Johnson has surpassed its GHG reduction goal.

"SC Johnson is committed to lightening our impact on the world, and exceeding our greenhouse gas reduction goals demonstrates our progress," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability. "We're proud of the work we've done, and we'll continue to set goals to reduce our resource use worldwide."

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Residential Wastewater Treatment CAN be Environmentally Friendly

posted July 05, 2011
Unlike its namesake that’s both rare and costly, Anua’s new Platinum wastewater treatment system is anything but. Key product benefits include: minimal power consumption, reduced maintenance needs, lower costs and environmentally sensitive installation in residential, small neighborhood and commercial applications.Read more

ISO launches ISO 50001 energy management standard

posted July 01, 2011
ISO launches ISO 50001 energy management standard With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the publication on 15 June of the ISO International Standard ISO 50001 on energy management systems is an eagerly awaited event because it is estimated the standard could have a positive impact on some 60 % of the world’s energy use.Read more