energy efficiency

Appliance Manufacturers Show How to Let Disruption Drive Development

Appliance manufacturers managed to change with the times, providing a lesson for the rest of us in the importance of adaptation.

Reducing Power Plant Carbon Emissions Boosts Public Health

A recently released study suggests stronger power plant standards to cut carbon emissions could save lives and offer significant health benefits.

McKinsey Touts Bioenergy as Coal Replacement

McKinsey writers Marco Albani, Nicolas Denis and Anna Granskog assert that biomass-based energy should not be counted out just yet. “Although today it…

Campaign Calls for 100 Companies, 100 Percent Renewable Power

Led by The Climate Group, the RE100 campaign aims to have 100 of the world's largest companies powered solely by renewable energy by…

White House, USDA Give Clean Energy Sector $68 Million Boost

Following through on President Barack Obama's plans to combat climate change and boost energy productivity, the Agriculture Department on Sept. 18 announced it's…

Shining Hot to Get It Cold: Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers

The freezers being tested in Central Park operate free of electricity — vendors can even charge their own mobile devices by plugging them…

Longfellow Clubs Cuts Its Footprint and Engages Its Community

Longfellow Sports Clubs in Massachusetts managed to cut its footprint through a few retrofits, while engaging its community around sustainability.

Passive House Standard Results in Energy and Cost Savings

Some of the most energy-efficient homes on U.S. soil, Belfast Ecovillage homes use 90 percent less energy to heat and cool.

Towards a Greener Beer: Craft Brewer Rolls Out the Evercan

Last week, in partnership with aluminum manufacturer, Novelis, Red Hare Brewing Co. began packaging its beer in a can made of 90 percent…

Stop Washing Valuable Energy Down the Drain

For most people, it doesn’t even occur to them that there might be something to do about wasted energy from their morning shower,…

Nine Finalists Vie for Energy Storage Innovation Awards

With smart energy storage systems on the rise, industry participants will gather in San Jose next month to recognize innovation and excellence in…

SAK House: Making Green Home Kits Affordable

Saving both time and money, green home kits include building plans, a materials list and consulting fees.

Why Energy Efficiency is About to Come Roaring Back

Investment in energy efficiency projects has been in a long-term decline, going back to a peak of about $2 billion annually in 1992,…

The Role of the Corporate World in Sustaining the Environment

Early companies never really considered how corporate business may impact the environment. As forests were burned to the ground in the name of…

Metal Roofing: An Unlikely Way to Reduce Waste and Save Energy

In hopes of cutting energy costs and going green, homeowners, as of late, have turned to eco-friendly and green home remodeling solutions. One…