The "Clever little bags" by Puma are now available in North America and Europe

The "Clever little bag" from Puma replaces their old shoebox. It takes 65% less paper to make and reduces water, energy, and diesel consumption during manufacturing by over 60% a year. It also reduces the carbon...more


PE INTERNATIONAL AG raises EUR 8M in VC Financing

Press Release - PE INTERNATIONAL AG, a leading provider of sustainability management software and expert consulting services, announced today that it has secured EUR 8 million (10.8 million USD) in venture capital from Siemens...more


Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!

Life is a balancing act and not everybody achieves that balance. In South Africa, even the youngest children are aware of this. Many children and teenagers living in the townships are traumatised. They have experienced...more


Green Awards 2010

Congratulations to our partner Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks! Their CAD software SolidWorks Sustainability has been been recognized as the winner in the category “Best Green New Product Innovation” by the UK Royal Society of Arts....more


Towards future-proof databases: having “good data” isn’t professional enough

The ability of a company to improve and further develop its level of Sustainability in a professional way depends more and more on one major issue:  This is the availability of comprehensive, suitable and internationally...more


Carbon Leaders disclose Scope 3 emissions – What’s the point?

In early November, the CDP released the CDP 2010 Europe 300 Report. With an overall response rate of 82 percent, 74 percent of those responding disclosed at least one source of indirect emissions that occur outside of the...more


Release of GaBi Build-it

This new software solution from the GaBi family allows you to calculate a complete building-LCA without in depth-knowledge about LCA modeling. More than 600 datasets of building materials, energy supply and end of life...more


Major Life Cycle Assessment study for American Hardwoods

PE is currently undertaking the first phase of data collection for the ground breaking Study which will conform to the ISO14000 series of Standards for LCAs. Life Cycle Inventory data is being gathered for American hardwood...more


SolidWorks World 2011 - Inside the Black Box

Susan Fredholm Murphy, Senior Consultant with PE Americas and product manager for the SolidWorks Sustainability add-in product, will speak at SolidWorks World 2011 occurring January 23 – January 26 in San Antonio, Texas, USA....more


Come & Meet us at Greenbuild Expo 2010

Visit PE INTERNATIONAL at the GreenBuild Expo in Booth 1081 (near the Café stairs) this November 16-18 at the Chicago McCormick Convention Center and learn about how to respond strategically and effectively to changing...more


How will enterprise sustainability solutions evolve?

The leading analyst firm Gartner has recently published a report which provides useful insight into aspects of the rapidly evolving sustainable business software landscape. The report entitled “PE INTERNATIONAL Emerges as a...more


LCA in Design Conference

Pete Girard, Senior Consultant with PE INTERNATIONAL will speak at the LCA Sustainable Product Design Conference occurring October 26 and 27 in Miami, FL, USA. His presentation will be part of a panel discussion on: Prioritizing...more


LCA study confirms positive impact of glass packaging and recycling

The North American glass container industry has taken a pioneering step in producing the first complete and thorough cradle to- cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) ever conducted for this industry. The LCA, coordinated by the...more


Boom of renewable raw materials - New presentation!

The use of renewable raw materials has seen a boom during the last years. There has been an increasing shift from an economy based on fossil resources towards a sustainable way of using resources from fields and forests. Due to...more


PE Academy – Workshops & Seminars addressing the hot topics of sustainability

PE Academy

As part of our Symposium “sustainability 2.0 – from green to blue” to be held on October 27, 2010 the PE Academy is offering a two day workshop and seminar programme.  This will be on Oct. 26 and 28 and will address the...more


Whitepaper Recycling Lightweight Automobiles

Lightweight design is an important pillar of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the automotive sector. But using lighter materials does not lower emissions in general. Lighter materials need more energy in manufacturing. So,...more


GaBi 4.4 released

GaBi 4.4 was released on the 21st of September. The new GaBi 4.4 provides assistance in documenting your processes according to the ILCD format and in preparing the documentation for EPD certification.   It also takes into...more


Climate effects of rail and road

Rail and waterway transport are commonly considered better environmental performers than road transport in the carriage of goods. But the validity of such general statements is limited, as a new study of PE INTERNATIONAL shows....more


PE INTERNATIONAL joined the Sustainability Consortium

PE Americas has joined The Sustainability Consortium

PE INTERNATIONAL has joined the Sustainability Consortium, a group of independent scientists and engineers working to develop a global database of information on the life cycle of products. Managed by the University of...more


Upcoming webinars in september - Reserve your webinar seat today!

PE Academy

We invite you to participate in one of our upcoming webinars this month.  Space is limited - Reserve your Webinar seat today! Webinar 1 (german language): GaBi Build it, September 8, 2010 Webinar 2 (german...more


sustainability 2.0 - from green to blue - Registration is open!

Register for the symposium 2010 before Sept, 15 and receive an early bird discount of 30%. Participants from Universities and non-OECD-countries get a discount of 50% (can not be combined with the early bird...more


GaBi User Forum Back!

After being temporarily unavailable, during the move to the new website, the GaBi User Forum is back! The User Forum is designed to allow registered GaBi users to ask each other questions, share experiences and learn from each...more


Carbon neutral travel in Australia

PE INTERNATIONAL, in collaboration with Northern Territory Government’s Tourism NT, has developed and implemented an innovative framework to enable Small to Medium Enterprises in the Northern Territory tourism industry to...more


Be prepared for the French Environmental Product Declaration (FDES) requirements

The French National Department of Health and Environment is planning that during 2010 50% of construction products put on the French market have an FDES (Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire.)   The new...more


Outcomes of the GHG Protocol workshops May 18 - 21, 2010, Washington DC

WRI hosted a workshop for companies’ road testing the drafts of the product and scope 3 standards for GHG accounting and reporting. These standards will be finalized by the end of 2010 and publicly available by the beginning of...more


GaBi 4.4 update release

We are happy to announce that the GaBi 4.4 update will soon be released. This update includes a number of new features and functionality in response to changes in the LCA industry.   We’ve implemented the ILCD format, and...more


Who will take the lead? - Trends from the GRI Conference 2010

Although the Copenhagen negotiations in 2009 did not deliver on the much anticipated “Hopenhagen” and governments are still slow to implement mandatory requirements, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) announced ambitious goals...more


PE INTERNATIONAL confirms the advantages of the disposal system for agricultural packaging

The disposal system for agricultural packaging PAMIRA is not only more profitable than alternative ones; it also causes the least ecological damage in the overall perspective. This is certified by a comprehensive eco-efficiency...more


Alu can LCA published: Recycling is key to sustainability

PE INTERNATIONAL has recently completed “one of the most comprehensive and transparent life-cycle analyses (LCA) ever conducted by an industry group for the Aluminum Association.” The independent study of aluminum cans was...more


Sustainable buildings awarded for the first time in Austria

The first real estate projects have recently received the DGNB-certificate for sustainable building in Austria. The Austrian society for sustainable real estate economics (ÖGNI) comprises nine office and trade buildings and one...more


PE and Tata Consultancy Services partner for integrated sustainability management

PE INTERNATIONAL launched a partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization. We will collaborate on the further development of our corporate...more


Brochure Sustainable Building 2010 released - Becoming a supplier to Masdar City

Are you interested in supplying products in the construction and operation of Masdar City? In order for Masdar City to reach its ambitious goals of being one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, Masdar City...more


2010 Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency

PE INTERNATIONAL supports the mission of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to standardize sustainability reporting and make sustainability information more reliable and transparent as a continuous sponsor of the GRI...more


SoFi first verified solution by GRI

On May 19th 2010 PE INTERNATIONAL’s corporate sustainability solution SoFi became the first verified software by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The GRI program for certifying software and digital tools started in the...more


PE INTERNATIONAL heads up a LCA project for the US cotton industry

Key members of the US cotton industry are coming together to compile a comprehensive cotton lifecycle inventory (LCI). Called Vision 21, the inventory’s data is intended to serve as a foundation for global cotton lifecycle...more


LCA Study for the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA)

PE INTERNATIONAL conducted a life-cycle assessment (LCA) for the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) to evaluate the environmental impact of corrugated packaging products. With such an LCA study, the CPA and its constituent...more


How to do eco-design? Webinars by PE INTERNATIONAL

Two webinars held by PE INTERNATIONAL, in cooperation with Leonardo ENERGY, will clarify the basis for developing and understanding Life Cycle Assessments, the Eco-Design of Buildings and building energy use (Session 1). Session...more


Protecting shoes and environment - "Clever little bag" from Puma

PUMA has launched the next pivotal phase of its ambitious long-term sustainability program. By introducing its cutting-edge sustainable packaging and distribution system by renowned industrial designer Yves Behar, PUMA will set...more


EPD-Workshop - building materials for sustainable building

Environmental product declarations (EPDs) are the most impotent medium to inform about building products which are used to benchmark the sustainability of buildings. The sustainability of the building depends on the quality of...more


54th BetonTage: Seizing opportunities – shaping the future

The BetonTage congress does not only offer a high-profile technical program – for several decades, it has also been a perfect venue for representatives of the European precast industry to share their experience, to establish...more


Enterprise Carbon Accounting will see explosive growth

A new research report by Groom Energy Solutions predicts that despite the slow economy software purchases for Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) will grow 600% by 2011. The research report identifies three main drivers for the...more