Cool Companies: How the Best Businesses Boost Profits and Productivity by Cutting Greenhouse-Gas Emissions / Edition 1

Cool Companies: How the Best Businesses Boost Profits and Productivity by Cutting Greenhouse-Gas Emissions / Edition 1

by Joseph J. Romm
     
 

Case studies explain:

  • The concept of "lean production" and why systematic efforts to reduce emissions so often lead to productivity gains
  • How changes in office and building design can significantly increase productivity, greatly compounding gains achieved from increased energy efficiency
  • Options for "cool" power-from cogeneration to solar, wind,
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Overview

Case studies explain:

  • The concept of "lean production" and why systematic efforts to reduce emissions so often lead to productivity gains
  • How changes in office and building design can significantly increase productivity, greatly compounding gains achieved from increased energy efficiency
  • Options for "cool" power-from cogeneration to solar, wind, and geothermal energy
  • Energy efficiency in manufacturing, including motors and motor systems, steam, and process energy
In profiling successful companies such as DuPont, 3M, Compaq, Xerox, Toyota, Verifone, Perkin-Elmer, and Centerplex, among many others, Cool Companies turns on its head the notion that the effort to combat global warming will come with massive costs to the industrial sector. It is a unique and essential business book for anyone concerned with increasing profits and productivity while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559637091
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
15.25(w) x 23.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
 
Chapter 1. Strategic Planning in the Greenhouse
Chapter 2. Henry Ford and Toyota
Chapter 3. Buildings
Chapter 4. Design for Workplace Productivity
Chapter 5. Computers and Clean Rooms
Chapter 6. Cool Power
Chapter 7. Factories—Part I: Motor Systems
Chapter 8. Factories—Part II: Steam and Industrial Processes
Chapter 9. Beyond Benchmarking
Chapter 10. What Price Carbon Dioxide?
 
Conclusion - Carbon Dioxide and Productivity
Appendix - There Is No Such Thing as the 'Hawthorne Effect'?
Notes
Company Index
General Index

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