July 2010 Environment tools newsletter

17 July 2010

The following Environment Tools Newsletter was sent out to registered users of www.environmenttools.co.uk on Wednesday the 14th July.

Welcome to new users:

We have had lots of people visiting the site for the first time recently. Welcome and thanks for taking a look. This newsletter provides some reasons why you should visit again.

New tool listings:
New tools are regularly added either by tool owners or by our research team who are always on the lookout for tools. A selection of the new additions are listed below.  These illustrate the diversity of tools out there on the market covering carbon management, water resources and sustainability.

Seven2one Inventories: A tool for national emissions inventory compilers, conforming to the various international reporting requirements and QA/QC standards.
EnergyPro Virtual Energy Manager: Another tool for energy management and carbon savings assessment or use by businesses and consultants.

A range of tools have been added to the Sustainable Urban Environments Programme Group Page:

VivaCity 2020 Toolkit: Design decision-making tools and resources 
Suscit: tools and techniques for community foresight for sustainability
WaND: UK Stormwater drainage guidance and tools
SUE-MoT Protocol for Sustainability Assessment

Site developments:
We are developing a new Groups area of the site. This can provide focused views of specific sub-sets of tools. Check out these example Groups pages on http://www.environmenttools.co.uk/groups :

The Sustainable Urban Environments Programme Tools 
Nottingham Declaration IDeA Climate Change tools 
Carbon Reduction Commitment Tools 
Air Quality Tools 
Tools for Schools

Do you work with a group of clients or stakeholders who would benefit from a more focused and controlled list of tools that you know are appropriate for their work? Please contact us on environmenttools@aether-uk.com if you would like to discuss setting up a new Environment Tools Group.

Featured news:

30th June: I’ll have my World Cup carbon footprint with a pinch of salt please. 
An estimate has been made of the carbon footprint of the FIFA World Cup but is it really possible to do this accurately? This article looks at the uncertainties behind the estimates and provides an insight into the value of carbon footprinting. Read more athttp://www.environmenttools.co.uk/news/view/article/I%E2%80%99ll+have+my+World+Cup+Carbon+Footprint+with+a+Pinch+of+Salt+Please

Add your reviews:
Did you know that you can add reviews to tool listings? These reviews can help people decide which tools to use. Why not add a rating and review of the tools that you have used.

Feedback please:
Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions for improvements to the Directory.  Contact us onenvironmenttools@aether-uk.com

Many thanks from the Environment Tools Team

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Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

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Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

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