RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
Risk identification and mitigation is a key function of any organization. The benefits that accrue to the implementation of effective risk management strategies, both financial and life safety, are ongoing and thus truly sustainable. A most effective strategy is to identify and obviate specific risks where practical, together with stategies to mitigate the negative effect of a risk where its elimination is not feasible.
In addition to the need for effective risk management at the “micro scale” of the individual facility, company or instituition, the rapidly escalating impacts of global warming induced climate change have created new urgency for action at the “macro scale”. Wasser Resources is actovely engaged with companies and organizations to develop technologies and measures designed to reduce the production of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and in the design of strategies to improve climate change reslience where the
The application of appropriate technologies to identifiable risk can have many benefits including:
- Reduce risk of injury and discomfort to staff, and contribute to improve staff relations
- Reduce risk of injury and discomfort to occupants, visitors and guest, and improve business image
- Meet government and regulatory health and safety requirements more reliably
- Reduce cost of damage to property, equipment and contents
- Reduce frequency of costly and disruptive emergency responses
- Reduce insurance and risk management costs
- Improve public image and contribute to Corporate Social Responsibility Goals
- Reducing operating costs over the long term
WASSER RESOURCES RISK MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES
The following are technologies that can help property managers to significantly reduce specific risks as well as their overall risk profile:
- Autani Wireless Retrofit Building Control – Assert Building Monitoring & Control
- Eagle Proteus Computerized Maintenance Management Software – Strengthen Control
- EcoWavePower – Ocean Wave Power Harvesting – Renewal Waterfront Facility Power
- Elspec Power Quality Assessment Meters and Remediation Systems – Manage Power
- ETime HeatShield Nanotechnology Solar Window Coating -UV Protection
- HanitaTek SafetyZone Security & Privacy Window Films – Secure Building Perimeter
- Heat Saving Systems Pedestrian & Freight Door Air Curtains – Reduce Slip & Fall
- Solar Shingles Canada Building Integrated Photovoltaic Roofing – Renewable Energy
GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION STRATEGIES
Wasser Resources focuses its work into two areas of GHG mitigation, building heating conservation and zero-emmission vehicles.
In most locations in Canada, natural gas is the most common technology used for heating buildings through our long northern winters. Due to building code requirements, most Canadian have reasonable quantities of insulation in thier walls and roofs, and increasingly have double or triple paned glass windows to reduce heat loss, both key elements of a facility’s static building envelope. On the other hand, far less attention is given to heat loss due to building openings, especially pedestian, parking garage and freight doors. Heat Saving Systems air curtains can dramatically reduce heat losses at those apertures.
Solar water heating for domestic and process hot water uses has become a major, often the standard way to heat water. Solar water heating systems are used widely in many cold climate nations. In terms of energy productivity, solar hot water production is far more efficient that solar photovoltaics and therefore more cost effective as well.
Transportation is one of the highest emmitters of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). The transition to Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) technology is a race to the future, and in many ways, Canada is a key player in this transformation. Canada has for decades been the global leader in the development of hydrogen fuel cell and hydrogen electrolyzer technologies. Today, this technology is being used to displace diesel fuel for buses and trains globally. It is also being used at the micro-scale for distribution centre forklfts. Soon we will see the mass introduction of hydrogen fuel cell automobiles and trucks.