Author: Bill Roth
Innovations in energy efficiency project financing are now offering guaranteed lower electricity bills to the commercial real estate sector.
Women delivered a strong and very frank message to the business community at the Feb. 6, 2014, EPA hearing on carbon pollution standards tied to electric utility generation.
Guaranteed lower energy bills, increased occupant productivity and reduced emissions are the promise of the transformative “hybrid electric building.”
The top four business buzzwords used today – content, social, sustainability and transparency – define how sustainable businesses win customers in the 21st century. The following are best practices tied to these four business buzzwords that are proven to win customers.
The question is no longer whether a sustainable economy is developing. In 2014, the question is: Which companies will be the revenue growth winners?
Ford is is taking another huge leap toward filling the void created by our lack of a national energy policy with the launch of its new F-150 – a full-size pickup truck with an aluminum body.
In 2013 corporate social responsibility moved from “do good” actions to a business best practice. This year, these five CSR game-changers will accelerate the links between profits, environmental responsibility and social good.
If you drive 10,000 miles a year with under-inflated tires then you are not only emitting money out of your tailpipe but also releasing approximately 500 pounds of additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Generation Z, the first generation born in the 21st century, will most likely buy a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) home as their first new home purchase. A ZNE home and its promise of low or no monthly utility bills will align with this generation’s fiscal prudence gained from the hard lessons of the Great Recession.
If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs.
Starting in 2014, California is implementing a tsunami of building code revisions called Title 24. These revised building codes will move California’s residential and commercial buildings toward Zero Net Energy (ZNE).