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The Product MindsetThis UL white paper provides an introduction to IAQ issues in relation to furniture products and building materials, and discusses how certification programs support manufacturers’ efforts to substantiate legitimate claims for their products with a review of the causes and effects of poor IAQ, and the common types of VOCs that can adversely impact human health.

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The Product MindsetThis UL white paper provides an overview of the various ways in which building product manufacturers can demonstrate compliance with green building certification programs and codes, and how to best utilize each available mechanism in this toolkit.

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The Product MindsetThis data helps identify opportunities for improvement along the supply chain, often taking the form of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). However, there are many ways to distribute this data.

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The Product MindsetThe Product Mindset is the only global study of its kind, highlighting key findings and insights about the ways manufacturers and consumers think and make decisions about products. For the first time ever, key research findings and priority rankings from The Product Mindset are available for you to analyze, segment and explore through a new interactive tool.

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The Sleeping Giant: When Energy Prices AwakeThe waste and recycling industry is at a crossroads of change, and this change has opened up a significant opportunity for multi-site businesses to drive financial and environmental savings. This is a must-read for multi-site organizations looking to drive bottom line savings and improved environmental performance.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting Explained: A guide for business people who aren't lighting techiesCheck out the expert advice in this free whitepaper - Five Steps to Sustainable Packaging from PE INTERNATIONAL. PE has worked with some of the most innovative brands to create award-winning, customer-engaging packaging, including Puma’s ‘Clever Little Bag’ and the Kraft ‘YES pack’.

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The Sleeping Giant: When Energy Prices AwakeDrawn from more than 25 interviews with corporate EHS and sustainability leaders, as well as recognized experts in the environmental business movement, this report offers a unique look at how leadership companies are managing corporate EHS and sustainability today, and the thinking that will drive program development tomorrow.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsAccording to a recent survey, respondents from a variety of commercial and industrial organizations across the country gave their priorities and predictions for the year. Read Ecova’s full report to learn key insights.

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How Product LCA empowers CSOsThis guide to energy, carbon and sustainability software presents the main drivers for companies to invest in sustainability software. The guide describes the biggest challenges, identifies key software features to look for and offers recommendations for selecting sustainability software.

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The Sleeping Giant: When Energy Prices AwakeRead, Ecova’s white paper, The Sleeping Giant, When Energy Prices Awake, to learn more about drivers shaping short and long term markets and guidance on how these trends affect energy procurement, pricing and risk management.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsIn this paper, we share four common energy efficiency opportunities and a guide to help you leverage them in a way that optimizes the rebate and contributes to the overall ROI of your efficiency investments. Read, Ecova’s white paper, How to Capitalize on Billions in Available Energy Incentives, to learn more.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsBloomberg and other metadata terminals now serve as a central depository for public companies’ ESG data. What are these metrics? How do they influence leading company’s sustainability strategy and materiality assessment? Failure to address these “elephants in the room” may no longer be an option.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsShould my IT group be involved in my EMIS project? What should I expect in terms of strategic planning and design costs? What is the best way to implement my system successfully? Learn the answers to these questions and how to successfully implement an EMIS in this informative white paper.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsIs your EMIS design efficient? E2’s integrates information technology innovations to optimize environmental, health and safety performance. Learn more about our extensive array of tools, processes and methodologies to enable the best possible EMIS design for your business.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsHas your organization recently undergone a significant change such as buying, selling merging growth or downsizing? Learn how these events affect your data management and how to leverage the three critical elements of the software success triangle for an effective integration.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsDo you know what your return on investment is? Learn how we have taken traditional return on investment analyses one step further to design systems with positive payback.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsLearn how your organization can set in motion an effective sustainability program. This paper illustrates a three-pronged assessment at the three main influencers of information management to identify gaps, redundancy, and/or risks to a program.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsWhat makes an EMIS strategic plan successful? Learn why leading EMIS consultants strongly recommend conducting an EMIS Strategic Plan as a first step towards EMIS excellence.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsCompliance with supply chain processes related to regulations is posing challenges for EHS professionals. Learn how optimizing your EMIS will help achieve these mission critical objectives.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsKnowing whether to build or buy an environmental, health and safety management information system (EMIS) is vital to successful selection. E2 ManageTech, Inc. provides systematic answers that will help you decide on the right solution.

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The Product MindsetThere is a great deal of debate within the environmental and manufacturing communities about which materials can be claimed as pre-consumer recycled content. UL Environment encourages an end to this debate and has developed this document to provide clarity on interpreting existing guidelines to validate claims of pre-consumer recycled content and to serve as a reference for manufacturers.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting Explained: A guide for business people who aren't lighting techiesThis whitepaper by PE INTERNATIONAL decodes the new LEED v4 changes and provides the necessary guidance to navigate the changes and new requirements of the latest version.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsFinally! A cheat sheet to help navigate the complex world of energy project finance. Commercial loans, leases, PACE, ESA, PPA ... Financing options explained and mapped to the best fit for different sized efficiencyand/or distributed generation projects.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting Explained: A guide for business people who aren't lighting techiesThis e-book will help you navigate the world of selling energy efficiency with a series of easy to digest sections that dive into all things sales, from how to talk to the CFO to making sure you have the strongest proposal.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting Explained: A guide for business people who aren't lighting techiesLearn why lighting is one of the most cost-effective energy efficiency investments. Get the details about the industry's technological and political revolution.

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How Product LCA empowers CSOsIn this paper, BrownFlynn presents the “why” and “how” of getting materiality right. We affirm that a materiality assessment can help companies focus on the environmental, social or governance (ESG) issues that matter and put necessary resources towards those efforts.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsEnjoy complimentary access to the 2013 Employees, Employers and The Environment study conducted by WattzOn that assesses American workers' perspectives and attitudes on current corporate sustainability programs.

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CSR Game-Changers: ESG Metadata and Materiality AssessmentsBloomberg and other metadata terminals now serve as a central depository for public companies’ ESG data. What are these metrics? How do they influence leading company’s sustainability strategy and materiality assessment? Failure to address these “elephants in the room” may no longer be an option.

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How Product LCA empowers CSOsIncreasingly, suppliers are being asked to respond to sustainability scorecard requests, which can be a complicated and time-consuming task. In A Supplier's Guide to Sustainability Assessments, you'll learn more about the sustainability assessments being used by major brands and the types of questions suppliers can expect to answer.

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How Product LCA empowers CSOsThis white paper explores the challenges businesses face in GHG reporting, as well as best practices in developing and using a reporting solution for federal, state and voluntary programs.

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How Product LCA empowers CSOsThis white paper examines what steps businesses should take to ensure a strategic incident management system design for their organization.

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How Product LCA empowers CSOsThe recently published report by analyst firm Verdantix explains how PE INTERNATIONAL’s product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software, GaBi, can support different business functions to incorporate sustainability considerations into relevant processes; decision-making at the product design and procurement stages, and to facilitate engaging sustainability communications by marketing and sales teams.

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The Business Case for Corporate Sustainability ToolsIn The Business Case for Corporate Sustainability Tools, we demonstrate that corporate sustainability is beginning to entrench itself as fundamental to the basic workings of businesses. The White Paper references 12 independent research studies that support and offer guidance to EHS and Sustainability professionals struggling to instill a culture of sustainability within their organization.

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Smart Data Capture and Your Company's Utility BillsCapturing data from utility bills is essential to tracking energy and resource use and calculating environmental impacts. Learn how automation can improve data transparency, facilitate reporting, inform strategic planning, and mitigate risks. Advance understanding of your company's current energy and resource use and justify investment in efficiency and sustainability programs.

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