All Posts by John Beath

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Jul 01

JBE’s Recent Building Products EPD and LCA Experience

By John Beath

  JBE recently completed an Environmental Product Declaration and the underlying Life Cycle Assessment for a plywood panel manufacturer.  The process involved creating a mass balance for manufacturing operations in China, including a challenging effort to quantify bamboo growing and harvesting practices. The manufacturer has posted the EPD and made it available for download on […]

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Jun 30

Putting JBE’s Refinery Water Use Study Results to Work

By John Beath

  JBE’s Refinery Water Use Study – What Matters? As refinery wastewater discharge limits tighten and water scarcity issues (real and perceived) continue to impact license to operate and competition for water use (in some regions), the process of assessing water use is growing increasingly important.  Further, certain aspects of water use relate to energy […]

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Apr 18

PERF Sustainability Forum 2018 Highlights

By John Beath

              The conference in Copenhagen (April 12 and 13, 2018) was a good opportunity to learn about the various Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF) projects and environmental technology development in general.  Pictured above is the new Waste-To-Energy plant in Copenhagen.  Can you guess what the roof of the building […]

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