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Energy Conservation in the Gulf: It’s Imperative

Since the discovery of oil just over a century ago, the Middle East has experienced major economic growth from this bountiful resource under…
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X PRIZE for Real-Life Diagnostic Star Trek Tricorder

In parallel with the rise of new distributed energy systems that are putting renewable energy technology into the hands of consumers, the health…
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Cisco Brings Smart Cities Within Reach

The concept of the smart city is one that holds a lot of promise and potential in terms of how computerized, networked public…
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10 Green Building Predictions for 2012

These trends, which range from a boom in certified multi-family construction to the advent of consumer friendly home energy technology, were identified by…
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Rising to the Challenge of Keeping Food and Energy from Being Trashed

This article highlights the amount of embedded energy in food waste while exploring ways to tackle America's dual problem of hunger and clean…
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UPS Earns LEED Gold Status for Corporate Offices in Atlanta

Despite UPS headquarters being 20 years old, the company just announced that it has become the first in the package delivery and logistics…
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High Heat: Re:char Recharges African Soil

A start-up called re:char has a new take on an ancient idea that’s designed to enhance crop yields in the developing world by…
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Motel 6: Sustainability Means We’ll No Longer Leave the Light on For You

Accor, a leading hotel chain that owns a bevy of chains including Motel 6, is ramping up their corporate social responsibility efforts. Employee…

Google’s Green Czar Leaves for Facebook

In November 2011, Bill Weihl, left his post as the Green Czar at Google. Weihl oversaw much of Google’s $700M investments in clean…

What a Billion-Dollar LEED Gold Project Looks Like

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was aiming for high marks in sustainability  when it designed some elaborate green features into the Pentagon’s…

Campus Energy Wars: Effective Marketing Campaigns to Change Behavior

Building occupant behavior is the holy grail of energy efficiency. Environmental psychologist Doug McKenzie-Mohr describes strategies for crafting behavior change marketing campaigns. Several…

Look to College Campuses for Schooling on Nationwide Smart Grid

A nationwide smart grid is in the works but starting to stall out, making the goal of improved energy allocation across the U.S.…

3 Emerging Trends in Employee Engagement

Two years ago, when the concept had just started to really gain traction, we reported the results of a survey conducted by Brighter Planet on…

Windows of the Future: Carbon Nanotubes and On-Site Energy Generation

In the building industry, designers and builders must balance a client’s desire for expansive outdoor views with the need to minimize solar heat…

The Power of a Population

As we seek to discover new methods of generating and harnessing energy, there is one source that is worth discussing: the human body.