Sustainable Business Tools
Recycling Cost Model assists medium to large businesses
and institutions in assessing the cost effectiveness of recycling
and waste reduction programs.
Economic Input-Output Life
Cycle Assessment is a site furnished by the Green Design
Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University that allows users to
estimate the overall environmental impacts from producing a
certain dollar amount of any of 500 commodities or services
in the United States.
Defense Fund's MERGE Software allows consumer product
developers to quickly and easily factor the environment into
the design and chemical and material composition of products
they are developing or redesigning.
The Global Enviroment
Management Institute's SD Planner helps companies evaluate,
plan for and integrate sustainable development into business
processes. The tool addresses all three aspects of sustainable
development: environmental impact, economic development, and
social equity as well as activities that can be undertaken toward
achieving those goals.
Environment Management Institute's Water Sustainability Tool
assists individual companies and other organizations to better
understand what emerging water issues might mean for them, given
their operations, needs, and circumstances. The tool is designed
to help individual companies build a business water strategy.
Toolkit offers a comprehensive collection of resources
to help companies assess their sustainability profile, calculate
company impact, locate software, and pursue other paths toward
of Chemical Engineeer's Sustainability Metrics (PDF
format) is designed to help companies set targets and monitor
the progress of their annual sustainability performance. The
tool provides a coherent set of measures to assess the impact
of a process plant, a group of plants, part of a supply chain,
a whole supply chain, a utility or other process system.
Network for Environmental Management's Toolkit provides
downloadable tools that can help companies improve environmental
performance and reputation while reducing waste, water, energy
and other costs.
Logic Software provides software, databases and information
tools for environmental and business excellence. Tools include
an interactive checklist for environmental quality and efficiency,
an ecoaudit toolkit, and environmental indicator software for
Life Cycle Analysis Software is a tool to collect, analyse
and monitor environmental information for products and services.
You can easily model and analyse complex life cycles in a clear
and transparent way, following the ISO 14040 series recommendations.
Impact Estimation Tool is an on-line tool developed
by UC Berkeley's Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing
that enables users to estimate environmental impacts of transportation,
electronic equipment usage at home and in the office, and lighting
related to telecommuting.
Paper Calculator calculates the U.S. average energy
and wood consumption and environmental releases summed across
the full "life cycle" of each of five major grades
of paper and paperboard. For a given grade, it allows the user
to compare the environmental impacts of papers made with different
levels of post-consumer recycled content, ranging from 0% (i.e.,
virgin paper) to 100%.
Last updated: January 18, 2005
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