The EnviroTech Blog

"The Why" and "The How" of modern software/tech adoption by the environmental industry


Discovering meaningful work

Jess Ekstrom is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer.Her company has donated over 100,000 headbands to every children’s hospital in the...

ETS2017 is in 2 weeks!

The 2nd annual EnviroTech Summit is approaching fast…it’s in 2 weeks! This year we have a slightly different overarching theme for the event, which is to showcase really interesting environmental use cases where modern technology is being applied today.


We’re building a distributed global factory that anyone can access on-demand. We envision a future of on-demand manufacturing for everyone. Power is a function of the tangible value you or your organization can create.

ESC Lab Sciences

For over 40 years ESC has reinvested all of our excess earnings back into our laboratory. We are committed to continuing to lead our industry in sustainable practices and technology and we look forward to sharing the benefits of these advancements with our clients.

Paper: still good for origami, chain of custody not so much

We live in a digital age where smartphones are ubiquitous and “the cloud” provides universal access to information. With EnviroChain®, an online chain of custody (CoC) application, Promium is modernizing a data collection and entry process that has otherwise seen little change since the 1970’s.

OVA result = 0.1 ppm. What does this really mean?

The data I get from OVAs is always about the same: it’s just a simple qualitative number to compare against other readings at the same site. That’s it. Nothing more. Sure, using an OVA sounds great on paper (regulators love this stuff), but the practical application of its use leaves a lot to be desired.

Are you “old school”, or just resistant to change?

You can not embrace something with your arms crossed. While it is simpler to stick to the status quo and think: “why change what is not broken”… in a very competitive market, consultants must learn to embrace new technology.