Environmental Business Journal Archives

EBJ Vol XXIV No 12: Executive Review and 2011 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

EBJ's annual edition listing the 2011 EBJ Business Achievement Awards and Q&As with key senior executives in the environmental industry. The detailed treatment of 40+ award winners provides a view into what separated successful companies, projects and technologies in the environmental industry in 2011. EBJ's 14th annual business achievement awards. Winners are divided into business achievement by size and segment, M&A awards and new practice areas. Outstanding projects and new technology devleopment or applications are awarded Project Merit Awards or Technology Merit Awards. Finally companies are recognized for contributions to the industry and society at large.

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EBJ Vol XXIV No 11: Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry Review & Outlook 2011

EBJ's annual analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering industry details a $26.6 billion U.S. industry competing in a $53 billion global environmental consulting & engineering market. Following a 4% revenue decline in 2009, the environmental C&E industry had a rebound year of 2.2% growth in 2010, and indications suggest that 2011 will finish the year at close to 4% growth. Several market segments¡ªnotably energy & power and the extractive industries, in particular unconventional gas and oil in North America and mining in Canada, Australia, and South America¡ªare offering substantial opportunity, but the economy remains a major concern for C&E executives. In spite of declining and competitive markets, environmental consulting firms in general maintained their profitability, and M&A activity picked up in 2010 and 2011. EBJ¡¯s annual analysis of the C&E segment of the environmental industry presents data on market size, market breakdowns, growth, forecasts, benchmark perfomance and international revenues by size of firms, and also lists the top 60 U.S. environmental consulting & engineering firms with profiles of large and small.

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EBJ Vol XXIV No 10: The Water Industry

EBJ presents its annual analysis of the $136-billion U.S. water industry. Interviews and comments by leader and innovators in consulting & engineering, equipment manufacturing and supply and analysts, complement results of EBJ surveys and market analysis from both EBJ's databases of Water Equipment & Chemical companies and Consulting & Engineering firms.

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EBJ Vol XXIV No 09: Infrastructure Markets

EBJ presents its first dedicated edition to infrastructure and the markets and demand for environmental products and services that result from developments in its various segments. The five basic categories of infrastructure covered are energy, water, communications, transportation, and waste & recycling and experts and industry participants are interviewed in each, although EBJ places emphasis in feature reviews on power, ports, and transportation with a dedicated water edition following. The U.S. lacks sufficient attributes in its infrastructure and funding apparatus to garner even a passing grade in global ratings by analysts, indicating both tremendous needs and potential for growth in U.S. infrastructure markets, but not without significant structural obstacles to overcome. Globally, power rates highest as a market in terms of growth prospects, with water and transportation clear second and third.

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EBJ Vol XXIV No 07 & 08: Environmental Industry Overview

EBJ presents its annual statistical breakdown on the 14 segments of the U.S. environmental industry with 2008, 2009, and 2010 revenues and growth. Survey results, survey opinions and interviews with executives identify growth areas in client categories and services, changes in margins and business approach in 2011 and key concerns for environmental industry executives face in the market today. A general industry and statistical overview is followed by dedicated reviews of the environmental testing, hazardous waste management and recycling/resource recovery segments. Features include a report on the booming opportunities in shale gas development, Q&As with seven consulting firms, cleantech investment trends, how utilities are preparing for new air regs and EBJ's Andy Paterson on the view from Washington.

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EBJ Vol XXIV No 06: Sustainable Cities

EBJ profiles the sustainable city movement, how governments and associations are setting standards, creating educational tools and establishing and disseminating best practices, and how consultants and service providers are filling the gaps in planning, design and execution. Local governments represented $5 billion in billings by U.S. environmental consultants in 2010 and while water and wastewater account for the majority, specialty services relating to sustainability are a growing portion. On the sustainability front, the urban environment is perhaps the ideal setting in which to see how the concept of sustainability can and must work. As one municipal sustainability director points out in this issue, cities have unique opportunities to put sustainability into practice by establishing building and land use codes, transportation plans, managing substantial mobile and stationary assets, and planning for growth.

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