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Data centers, like this Google facility in Dalles, Oregon, may be using more energy than reported, a new study finds.

New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming…
Mäntsälä, Finland, will soon heat its water using waste heat from a nearby data center.

Finnish Town Looks to a Data Center for Hot Water

Mäntsälä, Finland, will soon heat its water using waste heat from a nearby data center.
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Not Too Big to Fail: How Mega Investment Firms Do Sustainability

Mega investment firms are not too big to fail sustainability. Not all investment portfolios return above-average performance to their investors. We should hope for…
Worker's clean solar panels for maximum efficiency at the power solar facility in Lancaster, California

Seeing a New Resolution on Climate Change in 2016

Entering 2016, a number of key factors are providing greater resolution of what a low-carbon future might look like, and how to get…
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COP21, One Month Later: Tech Innovations for Buildings and Cities

The COP21 agreement, signed one month ago today, is great news for building technology innovators and their customers.
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Looking at the Dutch Solar Bike Path After One Year

After one year, researchers are in an educated position to say whether the SolaRoad -- a high-tech bike path in Krommenie, Netherlands --…
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Clicking the Way To a Clean Power Future

If the World Wide Web were a country, its energy consumption would rank sixth in the world.
PEER leaders (from left): Brian Bunte, Greg Rouse and John Kelly with S&C Electric's David Chiesa (second from right).

Cities Can Now Certify Their Power Grids for Sustainability, Security and Reliability

A handful of cities are moving strategically to make their electric grids more secure, reliable and sustainable. That may not sound sexy even…
This scaled-down Eiffel Tower art installation greets event-goers at the start of the 'Champs-Élysées' at COP21 at Le Bourget in Paris.

Tackling Our Urbanized Future: Solutions from COP21

The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies,…
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Toyota’s New 2016 Prius Pumps Up Hybrid Market With Sport And Style

Toyota's new 2016 Prius line adds a generous helping of fun to the hybrid experience, with a raft of new fuel efficiency improvements…
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First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the…
Company No. 3, Ford, is embracing all types of e-mobility -- from electric vehicles to this foldable e-bike concept.

5 Brands Going Big on Sustainability

Get inspired by five companies taking their own approach to sustainability innovation.
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Halloween is Here! Is there a Monster in your Basement?

Halloween is here again, with synthetic cobwebs, bloody costumes and tombstone lawn decor. Zombie spiders and elaborate creepiness adorning luxury townhouses vie for…
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CSR Wins Customers And Sells Products

A Nielsen survey conducted this week points to exploding consumer interest in buying healthy, green products.
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How Can the IoT Lead to Greater Efficiency and Sustainability?

The idea of a city where real objects could communicate and send messages seems like something out of a film -- but it's…