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May 17

Looking at Sustainability Through Different Lenses

By John Beath

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Kristen Rowe, Lafayette College alumni with a Bachelors’ degree in both environmental engineering studies and international affairs (as well as a Masters’ of Environmental Management (MEM) from Duke University), recently shared her sustainability expertise with Lafayette’s Sustainable Finance students.  The course lead by Prof. Steven Swidler challenged its participants to look at sustainability through different lenses […]

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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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