Environmental Business Journal Archives

EBJ Vol XXIII No 12: Executive Review and 2010 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

EBJ's annual feature edition listing the 2010 EBJ Business Achievement Awards and Q&As with key senior executives in the environmental industry.

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EBJ Vol XXIII No 11: Water & Wastewater

The $127-billion U.S. water industry grows through the recession as rate increases sustain the municipal infrastructure but equipment sales decline in 2009 as capital spending budgets are impacted. Consulting & engineering firms mostly find water/wastewater markets remain stable, outpacing slump in some other practice areas. Global markets expect more growth in water but experts warn that a major funding gap still exists in the USA and other developed markets for water markets and service and technology vendors to reach their potential.

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EBJ Vol XXIII No 10: Energy Efficiency

The $50-billion U.S. energy efficiency business is mostly equipment and systems, but services and specialty markets like smart grid and demand response applications and are a more repidly growing component that will exceed $10 billion in 2010. Federal stimulus and other efforts to open up financing have sustained growth thorugh the economic cycle and Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Energy Service Providers and Consulting engineering firms with EE/DR practices all compete at various levels of the market.Exhibits include market size from 2000-2010, market segments in 6 subsegments in 2008-2009 and results of an EBJ survey forecasting growth and rating client segments.

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EBJ Vol XXIII No 09: Environmental Consulting & Engineering Market Review

EBJ's annual census of the U.S. environmental consulting & engineering industry reveals an almost 4% decline in market size in 2009. Private markets were hardest hit, lead by property developers and domestic manufacturing, but federal markets showed some growth as stimulus funded projects benefited a number of firms. In spite of declining markets, environmental consulting firms in general maintained their profitability much better than in previous cycles, mostly as a result of personnel management tactics. M&A activity has picked up in 2010 and EBJ lists some signature deals and the strategic rationale behind them, with a discussion of deal and valuation drivers from industry experts. EBJ also lists the top 50 U.S. environmental consulting & engineering firms and profiles some firms outpacing the market.

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EBJ Vol XXIII No 07 & 08: Environmental Industry Overview

EBJ presents its annual statistical breakdown on the 14 segments of the U.S. environmental industry with 2008 and 2009 revenues and growth. Survey results, survey opinions and interviews with executives identify growth areas in client categories and services, and the key challenges environmental industry executives face in the market today. A general segment overview is followed by dedicated reviews of the environmental testing, hazardous waste management and recycling/resource recovery segments. Features include a report on the BP oil spill cleanup and its possible impacts on the industry.

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EBJ Vol XXIII No 06: Environmental Information

Environmental software vendors have evolved into solutions services firms as the environmental information market changes almost at the pace of information technology. Venture investment, M&As and growth persist in environmental information through the recession, largely fueled by the burgeoning market for carbon/greenhous gas systems or enterprise carbon accounting (ECA). EHS software vendors, IT firms, environmental consultants, energy management and accounting firms all compete in the dynamic market to provide information management solutions to corporations and government.

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