Why sustainability is here to stay at Ford. By looking at the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic), we address the “root cause” of issues and make systemic, lasting change.
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Two researchers try to figure out why consumers don’t take good care of their Zipcars and what we can learn from it on consumer-object and consumer-to-consumer relationships in the sharing economy overall. Their analysis generated four main findings that might be specific to Zipcar, but also provide valuable lessons to the rest of the access economy, including both peer-to-peer and market-mediated services.
The vehicle fleet managers of today are dealing with a far more complicated fueling landscape than ever before, and that can throw an enormous roadblock in the way of companies seeking to improve the sustainability of their operations.
Ball State University is the proud owner of the country’s largest geothermal ground-source heat pump system.Construction, which started in 2009, will reportedly continue through 2014. The system will connect to all 47 buildings on campus, providing heating and cooling to 5.5 million square feet.
Despite present market opportunities, over $50 billion in commercial sector and $80 billion in industrial sector, that would yield over $1.2 trillion in savings, the ‘free’ market has failed to finance retrofits.
DIRTT allows building owners to easily reconfigure interiors from one tenant to the next, offering an 80 to 85 percent reuse of materials rather than heaps of metal studs and drywall headed to the landfill or the recycling warehouse. It allows architecture to be “responsive instead of static,”
In Annie Leonard and The Story of Stuff’s latest film, The Story of Change, Leonard describes three steps to effect change – a big idea, believers, and action. With the formula, Leonard calls her audience to action.
The solar installations in both Baltimore and Tulare demonstrate that local governments and organizations can generate their own clean power from the sun while helping protect the environment, ensure their energy security and save money. These municipalities are two prime examples of how, over multiple project phases, coupling energy efficiency with on-site renewable energy facilities can facilitate sustainability.
Fuel cells have proven to be especially popular with South Korea’s electric utilities. UTC Power’s sold 14 of its PureCell Model 400 systems to Pyeongtaek Energy Service as it strives to meet national and industry clean energy goals and rising electricity demand.
Dell’s 2012 CSR report provides the latest example that you don’t need to choose now between the economy and the environment. Innovation is the way you can have both. Already a leader in sustainability, Dell continues to utilize innovation to be more sustainable and competitive – from using biodegradable materials such as bamboo and mushrooms for packaging to developing fresh-air cooling solutions for an entire line of data center equipment.
While Apple published a number of updates on its efforts to power its data centers using renewable energy as well as a clear commitment to make all its data centers coal free by 2013, Greenpeace is still quite critical of its approach. Why?
The European Commission decided last week to block Poland from using free emissions permits to construct new coal based power plants.