Indoor air pollution can pose a greater risk to those who work in offices and other buildings than that outdoors. Fortunately, enhancing the energy efficiency of and building intelligence into today’s climate control and HVAC systems goes hand in hand with enhancing employee wellness.
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Addressing an SRO crowd on Capitol Hill, Shultz,now an advisory board member of Partnership for a Secure America, spoke of an energy revolution as he urged Congress to overcome partisan rancor and take strong action on global warming.
Adam Werbach has déjà vu when discussing the sharing economy. It reminds him of talking about corporate sustainability in 2005 when people didn’t really get it yet. Fast forward to 2013 and corporate sustainability is a natural part of the conversation in the business world, at least at the GreenBiz forum, where he spoke last month. Now, he’s trying to bring the sharing economy into the mainstream.
Like the little engine that could, or the middle aged rock star that, after twenty years of struggling in sleazy dives has suddenly become an overnight sensation, solar power, has finally arrived and is good to go, in many places, without subsidies.
Start with a sustainable model and then find a product made from safe materials that will fit your goals. Locking yourself into a specific product can lead to an unsustainable determination to force-fit it into green credentials.
Installations of solar photovoltaics in the United States grew by 76 percent in 2012, making solar the fastest growing energy source in the country, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Associations (SEIA).
The report, U.S. Solar Market Insight: Year-in-Review 2012, shows that the U.S. installed 3,313 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012, setting a new industry record.
Salesforce, the software-as-a-service company that Bloomberg Businessweek recently called “a cloud computing king,” announced last week that it is “committing to work to steadily increase the amount of renewable energy we use in our data center operations, to reach our goal to be fully powered by renewable energy.”
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing of clean technologies is making a comeback by targeting commercial properties. PACE is a financing program where cities or counties allow property owners to pay the financing cost for upgrading their building with clean technologies through property taxes.
A University of Illinois study concluded treated wastewater could be just as efficient as fresh potable water for the production of cellulosic ethanol.
Smart buildings include energy efficiency upgrades, such as “smart” HVAC systems that communicate more information to energy consumers, providers and technicians, resulting in a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment without a consequent increase in energy costs.
Last Thursday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 642 completed the first weekly flight from New York’s JFK Airport to Amsterdam using sustainable biofuels.
The clean tech investment community now has almost fifteen years of intense experience and there are now proven best practices. Kiki Tidwell, experienced clean tech angel investor, offers insights on clean tech investing best practices and provides a quality example of the emerging role women are playing in clean tech investing.
Businesses worldwide see attractive returns and social-environmental benefits from enhancing the overall sustainability of their operations, including conserving and enhancing efficiencies for energy, water and other natural resources, according to a SmartMarket report from McGraw-Hill Construction and UTC Climate, Controls and Security.
No longer is 3D modeling a rare occurrence in the building design process. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a widely accepted practice growing steadily more powerful with advances in computing power, especially with the latest trends in mobile and cloud-based computing. A 3D model of Seattle is the newest tool in urban development.