A dozen ways to go greener

Feb. 24, 2022
From green chemistry to energy tracking, here are 12 online resources for creating more sustainable practices

Sustainable = good business

This 12-minute video, "Industrial sustainability" by Doug Medley, PE, of system integrator Matrix Technologies, covers monitoring and tracking energy, shows why it's good business to implement a sustainability program, and covers steps for achieving sustainability.

Matrix Technologies Inc.

Scope 1 and scope 2

This web-based collection of documents, "Scope 1 and Scope 2 Inventory Guidance" by the EPA Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, defines direct green house gas (GHG) emissions and indirect GHGs, and provides guidance on how to inventory and report them.

Environmental Protection Agency

AI saves and sustains

This 52-minute video, "How AI can support sustainability in manufacturing" by CGI Sverige, presents a webinar about how automation, digitalization and Industry 4.0 can be combined with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve sustainability in manufacturing and create business value and produce savings.

CGI Sverige

ISO on environmental

This website, "ISO 14000 family environmental management" by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is for users that require practical tools to manage their environmental responsibilities. These standards include ISO 14001 on environmental performance, ISO 14004 on general implementation guidelines, and ISO 14005 on flexible approaches for phased implementation. They're all at


Green hydrogen for power

This 15-minute video, "What is green hydrogen and will it power the future?" from CNBC, shows how hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy sources, and how it can help decarbonize industrial and energy sectors.


Two from DOE's OSTI office

The first of two documents from the U.S. Dept, of Energy's (DoE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OTSI)is "Sustainability of the U.S. manufacturing sector: use of the United Nations sustainable development goals" evaluates the U.N.'s SDGs and how they can be applied by the U.S. manufacturing sector. The second document, "FY 2022 Site Sustainability Plan" from DoE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) includes clean energy practices for sites.


7 steps to green excellence

This 54-page document, "OECD sustainable manufacturing toolkit—seven steps to environmental excellence" by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides a practical starting point for businesses to improve the efficiency of their production processes and products, enabling them to contribute to sustainable development and green growth. 


Process for sustainability

This web article, "Sustainability through process automation" from Smar, covers definitions, global history, and green automation via industrial networks. 

UBC on green chemistry

The website, "GreenChem UBC" (GCU) is a student-run organization for promoting chemistry that uses fewer resources, less energy and has lower environmental impact. It educates scientists and engineers about important green chemistry concepts that are relevant to chemical research and the community at large.

University of British Columbia

5 ideas to green automation

This blog post, "5 ideas to green the automation industry—and make some green" by Chris Sciulli of ISA, covers shifting to renewables, knowing where energy is going, and checking production processes for waste. 


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