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.
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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.
The new UPS sustainability report proves that carbon management is good business: UPS is shipping more orders while reducing carbon emissions.
SPECIAL SERIES: Setting The Standard
Last month, we discussed the implications of indoor air quality (IAQ). We asked why you should care, and came up with a number of answers focused on health. If that weren’t reason enough, there is another reason that IAQ should be of particular interest to business owners: employee productivity.
According to the study, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, many of which have loudly protested the EPA’s new carbon rules, would see a combined annual net economic benefit of up to about $16 billion by implementing them.
Based on research from Tel Aviv University on the super-absorbancy of jellyfish flesh, the Israeli nanotechnology company Cine’al Ltd. is developing a diaper that’s more absorbent and decomposes in just 30 days. And by the way, this new green product is made of jellyfish.
“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2012, with new wind development outpacing even natural gas,” writes Jon Wellinghoff, partner at Stoel Rives LLP and former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in the report
The capital infusion is the largest to date in a nascent, growing intelligent energy storage market that’s expected to see 40 GWs of installations annually by 2022.
The most recently issued The North Face sustainability report highlights the company’s progress on clean energy and sustainable manufacturing.
With memories of the devastation Superstorm Sandy caused still fresh, the Christie administration launched the N.J. Energy Resilience Bank. The first of its kind in the nation, ERB was seeded with an initial $200 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds.
Need seed money for that next cool invention? Looking for that down payment for a seat on the first commercial Mars flight when it comes available? Google can help. Figure out how to shrink the power inverter used for solar and wind power conversion to the size of, say, a tablet, and Google will pay you a handy $1 million. And yes, the challenge is open to hobby techies as well as academic institutions.