If women don’t take an interest in science and technology, who’s really losing out? Well, the truth is, it’s the companies, the industry, and – in the case of solar technology – everyone who cares about the environment who are missing out on valuable workers who can bring more to the table.
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How do you measure the growth of green real estate? One way is by counting the total square footage dedicated to efficient design. And, according to a list recently put out by the U.S. real estate group CBRE, LEED- and Energy Star-certified office space is growing by leaps and bounds.
Germany’s Munich City Utilities and Sweden’s Vattenfall announced they will invest $1.6 billion in building Sandbank, an offshore wind farm capable of producing 1.6 terawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity.
China installed 12 GW of new solar PV power generation capacity in 2013, a whopping 232 percent year-over-year increase. New solar PV power capacity in Germany, in contrast, dropped a sharp 56.5 percent to 3.3 GW, while Italy’s fell 55 percent to 1.6 GW.
Lyft and Uber have announced new features that could bring them closer to true ridesharing than ever before. Last week, Lyft launched its new “Lyft Line,” which allows users to share rides with strangers going along similar routes. Not to be outdone, Uber preemptively announced that it would be launching a similar feature — UberPool — on August 15.
Already in wide use, renewable energy certificate tracking systems offer states a cost-effective means of complying with the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, according to a study from the Center of Resource Solutions and the Regulatory Assistance Project.
Early companies never really considered how corporate business may impact the environment. As forests were burned to the ground in the name of progress, companies set a bad example that haunts the world to this day. Even today, as more organizations and people strive to remedy the damage of the past, several companies still see the world as an expendable commodity.
In hopes of cutting energy costs and going green, homeowners, as of late, have turned to eco-friendly and green home remodeling solutions. One such solution is metal roofing. While metal roofing has experienced a surge in popularity, the question remains: What are the actual environmental benefits of a metal roof?
In order to be effective at reaching the desirable public health outcomes, architects and planners and those involved in the discussion of smart growth must attach themselves first to the work of peeling back the layers of all-inclusive design strategies that will serve the greater community—not just the all-too fortunate few.
With states such as California, New York and Hawaii turning to intelligent energy storage solutions to enhance grid reliability in the face of growing solar power generation, Sharp announced its SmartStorage intelligent demand response system is now available to commercial customers throughout California.