FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does GLOBE Performance Solutions support sustainable performance?
Answer:

  • Providing every business with a roadmap to verified performance and proving the integrity of environmental performance claims

Q: What does GLOBE Performance Solutions do?
Answer:

  • Provides an internet based platform to assess the truth of claims being made by technology providers and project managers
  • Engages a broad range of users that depend on qualified performance information (i.e., vendors, buyers, other performance information users)
  • Builds trust through web-based self-reporting and third-party verification
  • Provides a credible platform for effective information exchange across multiple markets, regions and countries

Q: How does GLOBE Performance Solutions enable quality-assured performance?
Answer:

  • Provides a common process and delivery platform for performance verification and quality assurance
  • Provides oversight through a global network of qualified testing and verification organizations
  • Uses existing conformity assessment and standards development systems and integrates existing protocols within a user-friendly interactive assessment tool
  • Provides a credible mechanism for linking existing performance verification programs and initiatives together
  • Facilitates integrated, collaborative solutions based on shared responsibility
  • Provides a global database of verified technologies and solutions

Q: How does the GLOBE Performance Solutions process work?
Answer:

  • Free site access to clients interested in highest level of real and credible performance information on technologies and projects
  • Online screening and assessment tool
  • Support services such as screening and assessment against internationally recognized standards
  • Employs a global network of qualified testing and verification organizations so that clients can select the most appropriate experts to meet their needs
  • Single portal access to protocols, international standards, verified performance information, verification reports, databases of existing verifications, and customer testimonials
  • Allows users and clients to post their reviews of technology or process purchased

Q: What are the advantages of GLOBE Performance Solutions?
Answer:

  • Free access to viewers around the world
  • Significant cost reduction to information users and providers relative to other performance information management approaches
  • Requires less time for assessment and verification thereby, getting the information out sooner to prospective clients
  • Addresses the current global reality and need for greater transparency and engagement based on shared responsibility

Q: How is GLOBE Performance Solutions responsive to market demand?
Answer:

  • Provides ‘one stop’ real time information, keeping up with the pace of innovation
  • Determines where existing standards already apply or could be applied
  • Provides direct linkages to existing standards
  • Assembles under one portal a global network of qualified testing and verification organizations ensuring efficient access to information while saving time and money
  • Responds to market requirements and customer needs in key industry sectors – energy, water, transportation, other

Q: How does GLOBE Performance Solutions facilitate market acceptance?
Answer:

  • Based on consultation with vendors, buyers and regulators
  • Sharing of assessment and verification costs by multiple stakeholders
  • Flexible and responsive to different marketing channels and communications requirements
  • Operates a dedicated independent performance information website
  • Uses a common database and social media to facilitate sharing of verification information and effective communication among different stakeholder groups

Q: How does GLOBE Performance Solutions enable market deployment of effective solutions?
Answer:

  • Provides a common process and delivery platform for performance verification and quality assurance
  • Facilitates integrated, collaborative solutions based on shared responsibility
  • Uses existing conformity assessment and standards development systems
  • Provides a harmonized, international for performance verification and quality assurance

Q: Who are the clients of GLOBE Performance Solutions?
Answer:

  • Industry and industry associations
  • Vendors, buyers and investors
  • Governments
  • Other performance information users

Q: Why should I engage GLOBE Performance Solutions?
Answer:

  • Credible performance information on technologies and processes divided by sector (e.g. municipal, mining, energy, etc.)
  • Up-to-date information on an array of new and innovative technologies or processes to meet your business needs
  • Access to evaluation tools to help you prepare, post and verify the performance of your technology or process
  • Network of accredited verification organizations, that can support your needs in developing protocols and test plans
  • Opportunity to promote your technology or process to clients globally and feedback on how your technology is viewed by buyers and users
  • Linkages to verification programs and protocols currently available in other countries (e.g. Europe, US, Korea, etc.)

Consortium Members

Centre des technologies de l’eau
www.cteau.com
Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies
www.catt.ca
Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment
www.cawt.ca
Centre National en Electrochimie et en Technologies Environnementales
www.cnete.qc.ca
Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence
www.ewmce.com
FPInnovations
www.fpinnovations.ca
Good Harbour Laboratories
www.goodharbourlabs.com
The Living City CAMPUS
www.thelivingcitycampus.com
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute
www.pami.ca
Process Research ORTECH
www.processortech.com