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Better Green Business: Handbook for Environmentally Responsible and Profitable Business Practices by PhD Eric G. Olson

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7. Instrumenting the Planet for an Intelligent, Sustainable World

7.1. Benefits from Instrumenting Our Planet Are Enormous

“Instrumenting the planet” is an important part of realizing the full potential of an increasingly intelligent world, just as environmental stewardship can be an integral part of an organization’s social responsibility program.

Organizations can construct and deploy instrumentation technology (such as sensors), imaging technology (such as video cameras), and information technology (such as integrated systems) to monitor resources and better manage their end-to-end lifecycles. Such systems enable organizations to measure the state of different resources at key points throughout their lifecycles, from extraction to reuse. ...

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