Monthly Archives: December 2009

A Last Word on Copenhagen

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Tom Ansell
Valuation Advisory
United Kingdom

The furore surrounding Copenhagen was immense, and at no other time in history has our climate had so much scrutiny. The Copenhagen Accord that emerged is not the comprehensive agreement that many have demanded, nor the total waste of effort that some have claimed, but the foundations for a significant climate… Read More

Sink or Swim–in class, not on the project

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Helee Hillman
LEED A.P.
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

My first assignment as a consultant on a LEED EB project was for a prestigious client, and only a few short weeks from the day I passed my LEED NC exam and earned my AP letters. To say the learning curve was steep is an understatement. At the time, without a fully-developed… Read More

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What's next? Reverse recycling

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Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

If you want somebody to do something, pay them.  That’s the newest concept in encouraging people to recycle. 
 
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Connecticut, has installed “reverse vending machines” that give coupons to students for recycling used beverage containers.  The coupons can then be turned in for good from… Read More

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Possibility of a Deal in an Undoubtedly Green City

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Tom Ansell
Valuation Advisory
United Kingdom

At the 11th hour a deal seems to be emerging from Copenhagen.  The developed world has finally accepted their greater responsibility for climate change and may agree to a maximum of an 18% reduction in emissions by 2020.  After a US commitment yesterday, COP15 is also likely deliver a $100bn (£60bn)… Read More

Negotiators see REDD

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Achsah Carter
Consultant
Energy and Sustainability Services
United Kingdom

Amidst the general confusion and bickering, Copenhagen negotiators appear to be reaching consensus on at least one issue – “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation” (REDD). Chairing the discussions, Philippines negotiator Tony La Vina announced yesterday he had a “more or less agreed text”, with agreement on protecting indigenous peoples’… Read More