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Cool Companies: How the Best Businesses Boost Profits and Productivity by Cutting Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

By: Joseph J Romm

Earthscan

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95705 | ISBN: 1853836559
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About this book

This manual shows managers how businesses can build or retrofit their operations with the latest technologies to reduce emissions and achieve quick returns on investment. More than 50 examples are given of how successful multi-national firms increased profits from energy efficiency and adopting new technologies. The volume turns on its head the notion that global warming will come with massive costs to the industrial sector.


Contents

How to be a cool company; strategic planning in the greenhouse; Henry Ford and Toyota; buildings; design for workplace prodictivity; computers and clean rooms; cool power; factories - part 1 - motor systems; factories - part 2 - steam and industrial processes; beyond benchmarking; what price carbon dioxide?; carbon dioxide and productivity. Appendix: there is no such thing as the "Hawthorne Effect".


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Biography

Joseph J Romm is executive director of the Centre for Energy and Climate Solutions. He was until recently the director of the Office of Energy Efficiency and renewable energy in the US department of Energy, giving him access to and hands-on experience of leading companies around the world. He is author of Lean and Clean Management (1994).

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