WHY DO WE NEED ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY?. The Case for Economic Development and Environmental Preservation. SUSTAINABIILTY. “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet those of the future” from World Commission on Environment and Development - 1987.
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WHY DO WE NEED ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY?
The Case for Economic Development and Environmental Preservation
“meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet those of the future”
from World Commission on Environment and Development - 1987
Why does business care?
*Based on Cleaver Brooks Model CB Boilers operating 6,900 hours per year
*Pollutant emission estimates based on “Local Road Truck Emission Factors,” 2002 Model Year, Combination Diesel Truck from FHWA Report; CO2 emissions estimate based USEPA AP 42 Emission Factor for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines.
* Information from USDOE Biomass Program
* Information from “Paper Task Force Recommendations for Purchasing and Using Environmentally Preferable Paper” Final Report
Design and construction practices that meet specific standards, resolving much of the negative impact of buildings on their occupants and on the environment.
There is a simple rule about the environment.
If there is waste or pollution, someone along
the line pays for it.
Lee Scott, CEO, Wal-mart
Katie Kirkpatrick, P.E.
Vice President, Environmental Policy