energy efficiency

California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…

Shell 2012 Sustainability Report Promises Trust & Action on Environment

This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.

Energy Efficient Policies Could Save Nearly $1 Trillion

A report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) identifies energy efficiency measures that could save our economy $1 trillion.

Smart Buildings: Residential, Commercial and Industrial

Smart buildings include energy efficiency upgrades, such as "smart" HVAC systems that communicate more information to energy consumers, providers and technicians, resulting in…

What is the Best Investment for a Sustainable Future Right Now?

These are, in fact the choices, the members of Rocky Mountain Institute’s National Solutions Council were asked to make at today’s Google hangout…

Operational Improvements and the Energy Landscape of the Future

Buildings consume more energy than any other global asset. In 2011, U.S. utilities spent an estimated $3.3 billion on the commercial buildings sector,…

What is a Smart Building?

The phrase "smart building" conjures up images of sleek new structures incorporating all the latest energy-saving bells and whistles, but that's only part…

Obama and the National Climate Assessment: Hot Enough for Ya?

President Obama’s forceful pledge to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his second inaugural address Monday was both specific and somewhat…

Climate Change Matters at World Future Energy Summit

Global climate change was not on the agenda this week at the World Future Energy Summit but it nevertheless emerged as a prominent…

Interview: Jacob Fontijne of DNV KEMA on Energy Efficiency

Rapid growth has begun to outstrip supplies of energy in the UAE and elsewhere in the region - a problem for sure, but…

BEEMTech Energy: The Smart Building Solution

Commercial buildings around the world are looking to reduce energy costs, but overhauling electricity systems can be expensive. That is why Israeli startup…

Sustainable Businesses Need to Focus on Latinos

The Latino population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, approximately 800,000 Hispanic residents turn…

Manufacturing Research: Academics for Industry

Manufacturing research is an academic pursuit buffeted by industrial, physical and financial forces in universities.

Marks & Spencer Sales of Socially Responsible Items Reaches 1 Billion

Over 30 percent of M&S products sold stores worldwide have a minimum of one Plan A quality, and meanwhile sales at the global…

Disclosing Energy Use: A Disruptive Innovation?

Laws requiring building owners to report their properties' energy use are gaining momentum, and the number of cities that require public disclosure of…