ISO standards tackle energy challenge  
ISO solutions for energy efficiency and renewables are the subject of a new brochure – ISO & energy – which provides a concise overview of International Standards available and how they can help.    
33rd Annual EcoFarm Conference(23,26 Jan 2013)  
Get ready for the 33rd Annual EcoFarm Conference, the oldest and largest gathering of ecologically sustainable agriculture advocates in the West. For 33 years, we have convened to create, maintain, and promote healthy and just food/farming systems.    
2nd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials (GBTM 2012)  
GBTM 2012 will be a major opportunity for researchers in subjects related to green buildings Technologies and Materials, and applications in the built environment to mix with other scientists, industrialists and stakeholders in the field. GBTM 2012 will be held in Wuhan, China on December 27-28, 2012    
Environmental Health 2013 03 - 06 March 2013 Boston, USA  
Environmental Health 2013 – Science and Policy to Protect Future Generations will provide a forum for the discussion of most recent scientific results on the interactions of the environment and human health. In a rapidly changing global environment the protection of future generations has become a major goal of national and international politics. Thus this conference will provide a place for translating scientific evidence into strategies to direct future research and policy action.    
Employee voice is ‘critical’ to sustainable business success  
Employers need to “talk and listen to staff” to ensure sustainable business success, according to in-depth research published today.    
2012 set to be ninth warmest year on record – UN report  
28 November 2012 – Temperatures this year are the ninth highest on record since 1850 despite the effect of La Niña, a meteorological phenomenon which is supposed to have a cooling influence on the Earth’s atmosphere, says a new United Nations report released today.    
UN climate change talks begin in Doha with call to build on existing agreements  
26 November 2012 – Thousands of government representatives, international organizations and civil society members have gathered in the Qatari capital of Doha for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which kicked off today with a call to build on and implement previously agreed decisions to curb global carbon emissions by the year 2020.    
ASEAN Entrepreneurship Conference 2012 (AEC2012) 5 to 6 November 2012 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia  
The conference aims to provide a forum for academics, researchers, practitioners as well as entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and keeping abreast of recent developments in the field of entrepreneurship from the perspective of knowledge and innovation in ASEAN context.    
Systems and software engineering -- Systems and software Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) -- System and software quality models  
ISO/IEC 25010:2011 defines: 1. A quality in use model composed of five characteristics (some of which are further subdivided into subcharacteristics) that relate to the outcome of interaction when a product is used in a particular context of use. This system model is applicable to the complete human-computer system, including both computer systems in use and software products in use. 2. A product quality model composed of eight characteristics (which are further subdivided into subcharacteristics) that relate to static properties of software and dynamic properties of the computer system. The model is applicable to both computer systems and software products.    

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