Taking a Deeper Dive into the Clean Energy ESG Goal

Taking a Deeper Dive into the Clean Energy ESG Goal

Goal #7 of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is Clean, Affordable Energy. Are you ready to meet that goal? Is your company wasting money and creating an ESG reporting nightmare with excessive CO2 emissions?

Our new eguide, “Reporting ESG Goals: Affordable, Clean Energy,” provides insight about ISO 50001 – the ISO management system standard for energy management – and discusses the requirements for an organization that wishes to manage energy performance.

Improving energy performance contributes to wider CO2 and sustainability measures, but other measures to achieve this are not required within an ISO 50001 management system. This does not mean that organizations cannot use ISO 50001 to contribute to their wider sustainability agenda. It just means that those organizations applying for certification need to ensure that they deliver better energy performance in addition to implementing measures to reduce CO2.

Let’s face it; there … Read more...

Kristen Duda, Intelex EHSQ Ecosystem and Alliances Leader, Recognized as one of CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel

Kristen Duda, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Intelex, named to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kristen Duda, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Intelex, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel who pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Duda, a professional engineer who has 18 years of experience in EHSQ, is an integral part of the growing success of Intelex because of her devotion to building value-based connected EHSQ ecosystem partnerships. Being included in the 2021 CRN Women of the Channel listing marks Duda’s second accolade from CRN in 2021, coming on the heels of being recognized as a 2021 CRN Channel Chief earlier this year.
 
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ABC: Calling All Construction Companies That Want to be 600% Safer!

With the best practices outlined in the 2021 Safety Performance Report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), construction companies can drastically improve their safety performance.

The 2021 Safety Performance Report is an annual assessment that furthers the construction industry’s understanding of how to achieve world-class safety. The companies highlighted in the report deploy ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. The report details the drastic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 85%, making the best-performing companies more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.

“Leading from a posture of safety and committing to a culture of safety create the conditions for all in the construction industry to complete their work without incident and go home safe and healthy every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “ABC’s Safety Performance Report creates … Read more...

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: Intelex Hosts its First Employee Resources Groups Summit

Last week, our Employee Resources Groups (ERG) hosted our first ERG Summit. We listened, we learned and we committed to continue to make Intelex a place where everyone can be their true, authentic selves.

Our ERGs worked hard to bring Intelexians informative and interactive sessions. As we continue our diversity, inclusion, and belonging journey, these sessions were a deeper dive into topics and discussions. 

Our Persons with Disabilities ERG kicked off the week with a presentation on the importance of accessibility, and how we need to create tools to be accessible. By creating tools for the “average user,” we can miss a large proportion of those with mobility, cognitive, hearing and vision impairments.

“Software Accessibility 101” was presented by Michael Harshbarger, of Deque Systems, Inc., who reminded the group that disabilities come in many shapes and forms, but not all of them are noticeable:

  • 74% of people who have disabilities are dealing with conditions you
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ESG & IoT Create Smarter Businesses

The rapid growth in capabilities of new technologies such as AR/VR, drones, robotics and the internet of things is accelerating the pursuance and performance of ESG.

There’s no doubt about it; businesses are becoming smarter. They are ramping up their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies to score a win-win. They are increasing business profitability while boosting sustainability performance, building a strong social contract and embracing more progressive governance.

In a recent blog post we examined some global trends that are driving companies to focus on ESG, but we didn’t discuss the tools, techniques and technology that are helping to make it happen. This blog will discuss some of those tools and technology.

Over the next decade, technology will make it easier for companies to reduce their energy needs and carbon footprint. Renewable energy generation is skyrocketing, companies are investing in smart buildings and factories to reduce energy consumption … Read more...

The New Retool: Pivoting Manufacturing to be Ready for Anything


Experts say that because of changes forced on the manufacturing industry by the pandemic and a new administration, we’ll begin to see the evolution of manufacturing as an industry that’s more responsive and adaptive to both markets and consumers.

As the COVID-19 pandemic exploded around the globe, it’s not surprising the industry that makes personal protective equipment (PPE) rapidly ramped up production. The demand for N95 respirators and a range of other vital protective equipment like faceshields, gloves, atmosphere-supplying respirators (supplied-air respirators (SARs), self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) and combination SARs/SCBAs) and protective garments initially overwhelmed supply.

A video from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)—“Beyond the Mask”—shows how the PPE industry responded to the unprecedented challenges posed by the worst public-health crisis in a century.

“Beyond the Mask” reveals the behind-the-scenes work involved in getting PPE into the hands of those whose lives depended on it. “In January, … Read more...

Your Training Probably Won’t Prevent Nuclear War, But It Might

Effective Training Strategies

On September 26, 1983, the Soviet early warning system detected the launch of five intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) from the United States. Rather than launch an immediate retaliation—which was the standard protocol—the Soviet commander on duty, Stanislav Petrov, determined that an attack by the United States would most likely involve an overwhelming number of ICBMs, not a handful. Petrov decided that the launch detection was a computer malfunction and did not issue orders for a nuclear counterstrike, despite not having the computer access to prove his belief. Petrov was proven correct when the American missiles did not arrive. In subsequent interviews, Petrov credited his training with providing him with the critical thinking skills to assess and judge the probabilities of the situation. Today he is recognized as the man whose clear thinking in a stressful situation helped prevent a global catastrophe.

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The Texas Blackout is a Powerful Reminder that Systems Can Be Fragile

Texas Blackout Energy

To describe the blackout that occurred in Texas recently as tragic would be an understatement. It had serious consequences on the well-being of individuals, took a heavy toll on the state’s energy infrastructure and will end up costing taxpayer’s billions to repair. However, what is truly heartbreaking is that the suffering continues for many.

To date, the weather conditions that caused the blackout have resulted in:


According to the Independent, the estimated cost of damages is close to the $50 billion mark. While it appears that the situation couldn’t get worse, ERCOT – the Electric Reliability Council of Texas – now says the Texas … Read more...

Quadri Jimoh: There Aren’t Enough People That Look Like Me Employed in the Tech Space

Black History Month

Intelex Technologies has joined the celebration of Black History Month by launching a blog series that shares the first-person experiences of our employees and celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to Intelex. Black History Month is an annual celebration which recognizes the significant contributions of African-Americans throughout history, through their artistic, cultural, scientific and political contributions. The theme of Black History Month 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

Our final blog introduces you to Quadri Jimoh, who is an infrastructure administrator at Intelex, which means almost everyone at Intelex who has had technical difficulties has spoken with Quadri at some point.

What is your name, title and how long have you worked at Intelex?

My name is Quadri Jimoh. I am an infrastructure administrator at Intelex. I have been at Intelex for just over 3 years.

What do you do at Intelex?

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Racquel English: Create Your Own Table if You Don’t See a Seat at the Table You Want

Black History Month is an annual celebration which recognizes the significant contributions of African-Americans throughout history, through their artistic, cultural, scientific and political contributions. The theme of Black History Month 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”

Intelex Technologies joins the celebration by launching a blog series that shares the first-person experiences of our employees and celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to Intelex. Our third blog introduces you to Racquel English, who implements product solutions for our clients.

What is your name, title and how long have you worked at Intelex?

My name is Racquel English, and I have working as a consultant for just under 2 years.

What do you do at Intelex?

I implement our product solutions for clients after configuring their purchased application(s) to their specifications.

What do you like most about working at Intelex?

I love my co-workers; I love my team.  The people … Read more...