EMS - Environmental Management System

EMS—Environmental Management System, a method for creating continuous improvement in environmental performance. The 'gold standard' for EMS's is ISO-14001.

Daylighting

Daylighting—Designing buildings to make the best use of natural light.

Biodiesel

Biodiesel—Diesel made from plant rather than fossil fuel sources. B-20 is 20% biodiesel and 80% regular diesel. B-100 is 100% biodiesel.

Backcasting

Backcasting—A planning process that involves working backward from a sustainable state rather than forecasting which begins from your current state. Generally associated with The Natural Step framework.

Reference:  www.naturalstep.org.

ISSP Site Guidelines

Put examples of greenhouse gas calculators here.

Resources

Don't reinvent the wheel. Look here first for best practices related to sustainability. We use the power of our members to seek out and evaluate the best examples of policies, tools, practices, etc. Use the SEARCH (upper right corner) to find book reviews, sample job descriptions, case examples, training, etc.

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