Greening Your Business The Hands-on Guide to Creating a Successful and Sustainable Business

ISBN-10: 1892949466

ISBN-13: 9781892949462

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel Sitarz
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Description: "Now, for the first time, business owners have a hands-on guide to saving energy, saving materials, and saving money by reducing their businesses' impact on the Earth. Every element of a business's impact on the environment is examined in this comprehensive book - energy and water use, waste generation, transportation, computing and office equipment, supply chains and purchasing, building practices, and product and service design. The included CD contains dozens of fillable worksheets for developing a comprehensive business environmental plan, many Excel spreadsheet programs for business carbon emission calculations and other green business strategies, and over 1,500 pages of additional business environmental publications."--BOOK JACKET.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Nova Publishing Co
Publication date: 8/27/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction to Greening Your Business
The Basics of Greening Your Business
The Challenge of Sustainable Business
Bad News and Good News
Why Green Business?
Cost Savings
Waste Reduction
Employee Motivation
Customer Loyalty
Competitive Advantage
Product and Service Design
Green Business Concepts
Pollution Prevention
Cleaner Production
Lean Manufacturing
Eco-Efficiency
Design for the Environment and Green Chemistry
Extended Product Responsibility
The Natural Step
Factor Four
Natural Capitalism
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Green Business Tools
Environmental Management Systems
Eco- or Process-Mapping
Cost Payback and Return on Investment Analysis
Life Cycle Assessment
Environmental Accounting
Environmental Certification and Reporting Programs
The Path to Greening Your Business
Read through this Entire Guide
Evaluate Various Green Actions
Conduct a Company-Wide Green Assessment
Develop and Implement Your Green Business Plan
Consult Additional Resources
Green Business Action Plans
Green Business Energy Use
The Price of Carbon
Basic Business Energy Efficiency
Carbon Footprints and Energy Use Assessment
Energy Efficiency and Assessment Resources
Renewable Energy Use in Business
Carbon Offsets
Government Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Lighting Energy Efficiency
Business Energy Efficiency Plan
Energy Use Worksheet
Energy Survey Worksheet
Business Carbon Footprint Worksheet
Energy Use Process Map
Energy Efficiency Action Worksheet
Economic Analysis of Energy Efficiency Measures
Energy Efficiency Economic Analysis Worksheet
Green Business Water Use
Business Water Conservation Resources
Business Water Efficiency Plan
Water Use Assessment
Water Consumption Worksheet
Water Survey Worksheet
Water Use Process Map
Water Conservation Action Worksheet
Economic Analysis of Water Use Efficiency Measures
Water Conservation Economic Analysis Worksheet
Green Business Waste and Recycling
Waste Reduction Measurement Tool
Business Waste Reduction Plan
Waste Assessment
Waste Expense Worksheet
Waste Survey Worksheet
Waste Generation Process Map
Waste Reduction Actions
Waste and Recycling Action Worksheet
Dealing with Recycling
Dealing with Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste Regulations for Large Quantity Generators
Typical Hazardous Wastes Generated by Small Businesses
Economic Analysis of Waste Reduction Measures
Waste Reduction Economic Analysis Worksheet
Green Business Travel and Transportation
Business Travel and Transportation Efficiency Plan
Business Transportation Carbon Footprint Worksheet
Travel and Transportation Action Worksheet
Economic Analysis of Travel and Transportation Measures
Travel and Transportation Economic Analysis Worksheet
Green Business Office Equipment and Computing
Office Equipment and Computing Efficiency Plan
Equipment and Computer Survey
Equipment and Computer Action Worksheet
Green Business Supply Chains and Purchasing
Life Cycle Assessment Software
Green Business Purchasing Plan
Supply Chain Process Map
Supply Chain Worksheet
Supply Chain and Purchasing Action Worksheet
Supply Chain and Purchasing Questionnaire
Green Business Building Design
Green Building Incentive Programs
Green Building Rating Programs
New Green Building Construction
Green Building Remodeling
Greening Your Leased Property
Green Building Cost Analysis
Green Building Plan
Green Building Action Worksheet
Economic Analysis of Building Upgrades
Building Upgrade Economic Analysis
Green Product and Service Design
The Concepts Behind Green Design
The Basic Rules of Green Design
The Green Design Process
Sustainable Products and the Bottom of the Pyramid
Green Product Design Plan
Limited Life-Cycle Assessment Worksheet
Green Product Design Worksheet
Green Business Eco-Labeling and Certification
U.S. EPA Energy Star Program
Energy Star Product Categories
National Environmental Performance Track
Green Seal Program
Green Seal Environmental Standards
Green Seal Green Reports Available
Scientific Certification Systems
SCS Certifications Available
Global Eco-Labeling Network
European Union Eco-Labeling Program
Forest Stewardship Council
Marine Stewardship Council
Chlorine-Free Products Association
Greener Choices EcoLabels Center
EcoLabeling.org
Environmental Management Systems
Basic Environmental Management System
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
Green Business Sustainability Reporting
The Global Reporting Initiative and Ceres Principles
General Sustainability Report Guidelines
Other Sustainability Reporting Standards
U.S. Environmental Regulations
Major Categories of U.S. Environmental Regulations
Additional U.S. Environmental Regulations
Environmental Regulation Compliance Worksheet
Preparing Your Green Business Plan
Develop a Green Mission and Policy Statement
Determine Each Person's Responsibilities
Green Plan Responsibility Worksheet
Prepare Your Green Business Plan and Manual
Green Business Plan cover sheet
Basic Contents of Green Business Plan Manual
Performance Monitoring Worksheet
Implement and Monitor Your Green Business Plan
Beyond Greening Your Business
Bibliography of Green Business Books and Publications
Installation Instructions and Contents of CD
Resources for a Greener Business
Index
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