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Corporate Sustainability Manager- Week 4 Review

Wed, 2012-01-04 17:13

We started our final week discussing what was going to be on the test. Some key takeaways included being able to know about the gri standards and what they mean as well as having an understanding into the what greenhouse gases are and their impact on the environment. As of this posting, 10% of the exam are technical questions. It was suggested that we know environmental indicators at a high level.

BPI Program Changes in 2012

Thu, 2011-12-29 15:37

If you read our post on BPI Certifications Closer to ANSI Accreditation, then you are probably aware that the Building Performance Institute (BPI) will be inititating operational changes starting February 1, 2012, in an attempt to meet the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements. BPI staff announced their organizational changes in a nationwide webinar to all of its training affiliates.

Corporate Sustainability Manager- Week 3 Review

Mon, 2011-12-26 17:44

My third live online session was filled with healthy discussion and lots and lots of case studies. Our session opened with a discussion about the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart. The book reference was an introduction into the cradle to cradle concept for conducting a life cycle assessment (LCA). Jon Boggiano, one of the Founders of Everblue and our instructor (he rocks!), began the introduction of what a life cycle assessment is by comparing the difference between a closed loop and open loop process.

Corporate Sustainability Manager- Week 2 Review

Tue, 2011-12-13 13:14

My second live online session opened with a discussion about sustainability for our respective businesses. The exercise was an opportunity for the participants to practice their talking points for why sustainability initiatives are important to implement in their business. After sharing for 10-15 minutes, Jon Boggiano, our instructor, laid out an introduction into the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which is the set of standards that company’s use to quantify sustainability initiatives.

Corporate Sustainability Manager- Day 1 Review

Wed, 2011-12-07 10:36

We want to share some recent feedback we received about our corporate sustainability training and give you a view into what the course looks like from a student’s perspective. 



LEED and BREEAM from the Midlands, UK

Sun, 2011-11-13 20:17

A recent blog entry from Everblue instructor Joan Mahon, LEED AP BD+C

November, 2011 Blog from the Midlands, UK

5 Steps for Becoming a Sustainability Manager

Wed, 2011-10-26 10:49

Last Updated: 2018-03-21 10:49

sustainability management imageThe need for certified sustainability managers is growing exponentially. Companies are looking to maintain their competitive advantage by “greening” their products and organizational processes. They need a credible professional who is knowledgeable in the likes of reducing an organization’s carbon footprint and initiating positive change.

Penn State Strategic Plan in Development

Tue, 2011-10-25 14:07

To show their commitment to sustainability, and to best prepare their students for the real world, Penn State University has decided to develop a five-goal strategic plan.

Although the university is only in its preliminary drafting stage, the University Sustainability Council is considering the following goals:

- Define specific sustainability competencies and credentials that will be pursued by campus individuals

- Develop academic and co-curricular programs designed to cultivate specific sustainability competencies

Solar Powers U.S. Island Territories

Mon, 2011-10-24 09:10

In an earlier blog post, Everblue employee Jamie Zelenak-Hyre recounts her experience in Hawaii, marveling at the abundance of solar power on the island. It seems this trend also extends to U.S. island territories, such as the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. These locations are starting to utilize solar panels in an effort to cut down on their electricity expenses.

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