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21.12.2011

Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!

Learning is a life-long process, but in some countries not everybody achieves the minimal education to cope with the challenges of daily life. Being able to read, write and calculate budgets provides individuals with the...more

21.12.2011

Should you choose an artificial or real Christmas tree?

The first ISO-compliant, third-party peer reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the most common artificial Christmas tree to the most common real Christmas tree sold in the United States, found that the choice of either...more

12.12.2011

From COP17/CMP17 in Durban

The Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) as part of their International Development Cooperation programme invited Barbara Nebel (Managing Director, PE Australasia) to talk about international standards on the carbon footprint of...more

06.12.2011

GaBi powers latest CAD design tool from SolidWorks

The SolidWorks 2012 product launch includes an improved user interface with more options available to advanced users, and easy access to the latest material additions. PE INTERNATIONAL first integrated the power of its GaBi...more

06.12.2011

Singapore-based Noble Group punches above weight in first-time carbon disclosure score

PE’s consulting team has something to celebrate. Thanks to its tailored SoFi Software solution for carbon footprint data collection, analysis and reporting, Singapore-based Noble Group has scored the second highest disclosure...more

05.12.2011

EPDs in Austria hold big potential

In Austria, demand for environmentally responsible production and use of building and construction materials by suppliers, producers and end users has made Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) gain popularity.  EPD’s...more

16.11.2011

Sustainable products are now essential on a planet with 7 billion citizens

PE ´s new GaBi 5 software guarantees sustainability optimisation in every manufactured product now and for the generations to come. GaBi 5 makes it easy for your business to carry out Life Cycle Assessments (LCA). It also...more

16.11.2011

Learn more about product sustainability - watch the new video!

On a planet of 7 billion people, sustainable products are now essential. It’s no longer a ‘like to have’ for industry but is now a ‘must have’. Not just because it better satisfies an increasingly aware population of consumers...more

15.11.2011

Future sustainability of metals one step closer with new joint partnership

PE INTERNATIONAL and Outotec Oyj combine technology and experience to show future potential of metal sustainability. PE INTERNATIONAL has joined forces with Outotec Oyj the global leader in minerals and metals processing...more

14.11.2011

New Book on Life Cycle Assessment of Semiconductors

Dr. Sarah Boyd, Senior Consultant at PE INTERNATIONAL, has published a new book: Life-Cycle Assessment of Semiconductors.  According to Dr. Boyd, the purpose of the book is to quantify and describe the environmental...more

04.11.2011

Sustainability report 2010/2011 - Moving on.

The new sustainability report 2010/2011 provides an overview of PE INTERNATIONAL AG and its majority controlled international offices and is intended to inform our clients, employees, investors as well as other stakeholders on...more

03.11.2011

Global Guidance Principles for Life Cycle Assessment Databases released

A Basis for Greener Processes and Productsmore

29.10.2011

GaBi 5 & Databases ’11 - the new generation of product sustainability

GaBi 5 & Databases ’11 are the next generation of LCA technology providing LCA experts and LCA debutantes with confidence for making good business decisions and for issuing accurate and reliable external communications. All...more

30.09.2011

LoyaltyOne Launches Second Accountability Report

LoyaltyOne Inc., a global provider of loyalty strategy and programs, customer analytics and relationship marketing services, has taken its sustainability efforts and successes ONE Step Further by launching its second public...more

22.09.2011

Vestas ranked sustainability leader 2011 by Dow Jones

Vestas, a leader in wind power solutions and a PE client, is now considered the most sustainable company in the world in the area of Renewable Energy Equipment by the world’s leading stock market index, Dow Jones. “Looking at...more

22.09.2011

InSinkErator – How to dispose 34 mio tons of food waste?

Food waste is a large component of our solid waste problem. And the question of what to do with it is a challenge for communities worldwide. Most of the food waste ends up in landfill, contributing to greenhouse gases. PE...more

22.09.2011

Truck Freight vs. Rail Freight – the next round

Environmental studies usually came to the conclusion that rail is generally the better and preferable environmental transport solution. In our recent study we demonstrated that a general statement, i.e. that rail is more...more

22.09.2011

Australian Dairy study to establish industry´s carbon-cred

The Australian subsidiary of PE INTERNATIONAL is conducting a life-cycle assessment to establish the Australian dairy industry´s carbon footprint. The study aims to quantitatively evaluate the carbon footprint from a systems...more

21.09.2011

First Light house

Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand’s capital city, has been selected as one of 20 university teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 – the only entry, ever, from the southern...more

21.09.2011

Carbon Footprint Standard ISO 14067

ISO 14067 is to be published in the next two years. This Standard will influence New Zealand’s marketing of export products and will ensure that reliable information is provided on the carbon footprint of products. Barbara...more

21.09.2011

Dole has partnered with PE INTERNATIONAL

Dole Food Company, Inc. will rely on PE´s SoFi software to consolidate the Company’s sustainability data into one software system. The software will assist Dole to calculate key performance indicators and will enhance Dole’s...more

21.09.2011

Massey University offers PhD Scholarships

The New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre is offering two exciting opportunities to outstanding candidates with research interests in Life Cycle Management. You will study for a PhD at Massey University in association with...more

21.09.2011

Turkey – Sustainability report

Akçansa Çimento, Turkey’s largest cement producer has sought to get a better understanding of sustainability within the whole organisation. Together with PE INTERNATIONAL, Akçansa Çimento developed industry specific key...more

12.09.2011

Symposium 2011 - Registration is open

Once again, PE INTERNATIONAL is hosting its annual symposium: a high-profile knowledge-sharing event where sustainability professionals and experts meet to share perspectives, current trends and market opportunities. This...more

21.07.2011

Sign up! Improving Product & Process Sustainability

Are you pressed by rising demands from customers and regulators for improved environmental performance?  These and the increasing push for transparency is driving a surge in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).  GaBi LCA...more

14.07.2011

How to lead the way through LCAs

A new, recently published study by Green Research predicts that aggressive use of LCA and life cycle thinking will become ‘table stakes’ at leading companies over the next few years. For product designers and development...more

07.06.2011

PE INTERNATIONAL and Five Winds are joining forces

PE INTERNATIONAL and Five Winds International have merged and are now forming one company in North America, PE INTERNATIONAL, Inc. PE and Five Winds started their long-term partnership more than a decade ago and have been...more

05.06.2011

Innovia Films

Innovia Films have established sound environmental credentials for their products and processes by using  Life Cycle Assessment and Scenario Modelling-tools in the GaBi Software. Andrew Sweetman, Business Development and...more

31.05.2011

EPD 2.0 – Pathway to product innovation

Building products manufacturers increasingly use LCA based information for their environmental communication. This is because ISO 14025 based Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) provide an ideal format and verification...more

30.05.2011

First Turkish EPD according to IBU programme

Ytong is the first Turkish manufacturer to document the environmental performance of its product according to the IBU programme. The Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs), prepared in association with PE INTERNATIONAL covers...more

30.05.2011

Ground-breaking product eco-labelling trial

The French government has launched an eco-labelling program to guide consumers on the environmental impacts of their everyday purchases. With the passing of the Grenelle 2 law in 2010, France set the framework for this project....more

30.05.2011

Deka-Bank: A business case for environmental and sustainability management

Many large organizations are facing demands to adopt environmentally responsible and sustainable business practices. Various stakeholder groups including investors and customers are calling for a stronger focus on...more

30.05.2011

Best Practices and Performance Management now in SoFi

The new SoFi Software 4.3 has been released, the most-widely used enterprise solution for sustainability management,  featuring 100,000 best practices in energy and resource efficiency from over 12,000 companies. The...more

29.05.2011

Free webinar: Business Success through Sustainability

It may seem like hard work integrating sustainability into your company’s strategic plan.  It’s not enough to reduce carbon and gain certifications. Your plan has to add value to the business and goals need to be realistic...more

28.05.2011

Life Cycle Assessment - Executive overview by Green Research

Rising demands from customers and regulators for improved environmental performance and increased transparency are driving a surge in interest life cycle assessment (LCA) as a tool for continuous improvement and innovation and a...more

29.04.2011

Real estate investors are fishing for green building portfolios

A big shift in the real estate market is looming on the horizon: the investment in Green Buildings has dramatically increased in recent years. Green Buildings offer tenants energy-efficient, eco-friendly and healthy office or...more

28.04.2011

PE INTERNATIONAL at the Siemens PLM Connection Americas User Conference

The Siemens PLM Connection is the 4th in a series of conferences on Product Life Cycle Management tools and it will be held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2-5, 2011. This important user conference serves as a forum for...more

04.04.2011

New Arabian online platform for suppliers of green building products released

The first portal of its kind to originate in the Arab world, The Future Build assists architects, engineers and contractors to identify and source building products and materials that have been independently assessed to ensure...more

01.04.2011

LCA for Fuel Cells & H2 Technologies - Invitation to Public Consultation

The project FC-HyGuide aims to develop a Guidance Document for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies on hydrogen production and fuel cell technologies. FC and H2 are technologies with a broad range of functions, applications and...more

07.03.2011

PE opens office in Switzerland

Sustainability management, both on a product and on a corporate level, is steadily becoming an essential element of today’s business strategy. To service the growing number of clients in Switzerland, PE is pleased to announce...more

01.03.2011

First “Gold” for EGGERs Romanian office building

Egger has received a DGNB Gold certificate for its office in Radauti. It is one of the first projects to be conducted under the Austrian DGNB scheme. The building received a score of 84 % and is the first gold-certified...more

18.02.2011

Helping Tesco drive 30% cut in supply chain emissions by 2020

PE INTERNATIONAL is supporting UK retail giant Tesco in a major project to drive sustainability in its supply chain and help it play a leading role in the transition to a low carbon economy. PE INTERNATIONAL is working with...more

16.02.2011

PE INTERNATIONAL becomes CDP gold partner and launches CarbonExplorer

On 31st December 2010, PE INTERNATIONAL signed a gold partnership agreement with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the leading independent registry for climate change information. PE INTERNATIONAL has been working with the...more

16.02.2011

PE Academy webinar with CDP executives Caspar von Blomberg and Nigel Topping

Join our webinars with CDP’s Caspar von Blomberg, Managing Director Germany, and Nigel Topping, Chief Innovation Officer on high-performance CDP reporting. In a discussion with Johannes Partl, Principal Consultant Carbon...more

16.02.2011

New report ranks PE as Enterprise Energy and Carbon Accounting Leader

On February 8, 2011, Groom Energy Solutions released its report entitled “The 2011 Enterprise Energy and Carbon Accounting (EECA) Software Market -- A Buyers Guide”. The report evaluates 75 vendors across several dimensions...more

31.01.2011

New whitepaper about the environmental performance of chemical products

The environmental benefits of chemical products are often unknown to the public. PE newest Whitepaper describes the pathways for quantifying and improving of the environmental performance and shows how to choose the right...more

27.01.2011

Making sustainability measurable – Rhein-Galerie certified with Gold status

Located in Ludwigshafen, Germany the 220 million euro Rhein-Galerie Shopping Mall is a building at the cutting edge of sustainable construction and operation.PE INTERNATIONAL was involved in the planning phase and as advisory...more

17.01.2011

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe presents Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe is the first manufacturer to document the environmental performance of its products for the building envelope in such a comprehensive way. The Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) cover the...more

12.01.2011

PE @ WFES ‘11 in Abu Dhabi, 17.Jan – 20.Jan 2011

The World Future Energy Summit “WFES” in Abu Dhabi promotes innovation and investment opportunities surrounding renewable energy and environment. It represents an unrivalled business platform bringing together project owners...more