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This blog combines articles from ADEC ESG Solutions, as well as FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation.

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A Sustainable Future for the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Sep 19, 2013 8:38:00 AM

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Healthcare and environmental sustainability are both essential to preserving human life. However, environmental sustainability pushes for less use of resources such as water and energy, which in turn can constrain healthcare without significant innovation in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Currently, the healthcare industry is responsible for producing millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions, using millions of gallons of water, and generating tons of hazardous waste.

Environmental Sustainability Solutions in China: A Greener Country

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Sep 3, 2013 8:18:00 AM

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China, in every sense of the word, is a global giant. Being one of the world’s largest countries, China is also home to the world’s largest population and one of the world’s largest economies. But being on top of world rankings isn’t always good, especially when it comes to being dubbed as one of the world’s most polluted countries.

The Benefit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reporting

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Aug 27, 2013 1:07:00 PM

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Constant information flow and growing environmental consciousness — the interweaving of these two factors upholds Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) more as a business necessity than a mere option. As daily lives are affected by the changing environment, people are more likely to seek and share information about all business types; so operating sustainably can bring rewards.

Preparing for Revolutionized Energy Management

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Aug 14, 2013 8:46:00 AM

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Energy efficiency plays an important role in mitigating climate change and its impacts. By powering more machines and accomplishing more tasks for the same amount of energy, and by using less fossil fuel-generated energy, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced. In addition to reducing an organization's carbon footprint, energy efficiency also contributes to the sustainability of an organization by reducing its operational costs.

Bonds and Climate Change Services: Financing Green Infrastructures

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Aug 13, 2013 9:08:00 AM

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Reduce Your Company's Carbon Footprint with Green Technologies

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Aug 8, 2013 9:35:00 AM

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Green technologies serve green purposes for the long term, especially when they involve clean energy.The most common example for green technology in this category is the solar cell. From its humble beginning when inventor Horace-Benedict de Saussure harnessed the power of the sun to create a solar oven, up to the present day where solar power is harvested by photovoltaic cells and converted into electricity; the idea of using sustainable and renewable energy sources as opposed to burning finite fossil fuels is what drives green technology.

Sustainable Supply Chain - Choose the Right Suppliers

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Jul 31, 2013 8:33:00 AM

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A business that is truly a responsible steward to the environment, whether they are a multinational organization or a single proprietorship, will look beyond their walls to lower their impacts. Only recently have large to small scale businesses begun considering carbon footprints as a criterion in selecting their suppliers. This shows how important it is to seek out the best practices and to adopt and adapt as the times demand.The level of your supplier’s sustainability has a bearing on how sustainable your business is.

Increasing the Pace for Energy Efficiency Solutions

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Jul 30, 2013 8:29:00 AM

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Lessons from ESPCs

Energy efficiency is one of the cheapest and most cost-effective means of reducing environmental impacts. Not only does it help ease the strain of limited power supply, but it also helps reduce greenhouse gas levels. Additionally, energy efficiency projects create a win-win situation by bringing their implementers cost savings and return on investments (ROI).

Climate Action Plan: Revitalizing the Energy Industry

Posted by Chet Chaffee on Jul 25, 2013 9:26:00 AM

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On June 14th, 2013 US President Barack Obama delivered a strong message to the American public as well as to the rest of the world: strong, proactive action on climate change needs to be taken NOW. As one of the cornerstones of the current administration's platform, President Obama has renewed his commitment to lead in the fight against climate change, and boost more investments in the clean energy industry. This is a key component for the administration's campaign to reduce carbon emissions by 17% (below 2005 levels) by 2020.