Megan Wild is an observer of the construction industry and writes about her adventures in home improvement on her blog, Your Wild Home. You can find her tweeting about the construction industry and design ideas on Twitter.
Posted: Sep 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Concerns about sustainability and energy saving in the transportation industry is certainly not a new thing — in fact, it’s what many of us associate with carbon footprints and greenhouse gas emissions. While Elon Musk seems to be taking care of the vehicle side of the equation, the collateral manifestation of roads, highways and byways are usually left overlooked as part of the industry’s impact on the environment.
Posted: Jul 06, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
What are your reasons for supporting or withholding support from specific companies?
Does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sound familiar? Whether you’re aware of it or not, people often align with an organization's values or implementation of social responsibility in the workplace or community — locally and globally.
Posted: May 23, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
President Trump promised in his campaign to rebuild America’s infrastructure by investing $1 trillion in the nation’s roads, bridges and airports. Although the Trump administration has yet to release the proposal, construction companies and others who may be contracted for this work are already anticipating it.
Posted: May 04, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
For each day that passes, energy becomes a larger concern. After all, as the population continues to grow, energy needs rise right along. However, there is a fast-growing and constantly evolving solution that should help for years to come: Microgrids.
Posted: Mar 20, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
For companies that rely on daily inbound or outbound shipments, pallets are a necessary part of business. Those who fail to monitor and track their pallet usage can run into a bevy of problems, including elevated operational costs, process bottlenecks or inefficiencies and excess waste around the warehouse. As a result, some owners are turning to their creative side when dealing with used pallets.
Posted: Feb 24, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Typically seen with pawn shops, auction houses, used equipment dealers and similar establishments, the act of consigning equipment is beneficial to all parties involved. Not only is the original owner recouping some of their initial investment, but the new buyer is scoring a great deal. The consignment agency is also taking their cut.
Posted: Jan 23, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, commercial and residential structures currently account for nearly 40 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions in our country. Given the increasing interest in environmental sustainability and carbon footprint reduction around the nation, industry critics are citing any number of shortcomings that are inherent to the construction process.
Posted: Dec 07, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The issue of water pollution and contamination has made headlines often in recent months. With the disaster of Flint, Michigan and the controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, it’s obvious there is a great deal of work to be done reducing and eliminating the amount of wastewater and pollutants that companies both large and small produce.
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
When considering corporate social responsibility, many companies tend to look at it with a front-end perspective. The attitude in large is that, “I’ve done everything up to X point, and now it’s hands off for me.” Companies, who take on such a view aren’t necessarily in the wrong. The fact that they are considering sustainability puts them above a large number of businesses. However, to get to the next level of business sustainability, it’s necessary to consider what the consumer will do with the product after the sale.
Posted: Jun 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Business travel is necessary because it’s how many companies serve their clients. The ability to visit client locations represents the ability to show up, build relationships and deliver products on all accounts. Yet, sustainability is a growing concern, as business travel itself correlates strongly to high degrees of greenhouse emissions.