energy efficiency

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.
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Don’t Know Where to Start? Check Out the Sustainable Energy Guide

Last week we released Sustainable Industries’ new microsite, the 2012 Sustainable Energy Guide. The guide contains an overview of everything an Operations or…

Report Sees Need for Major Private Clean Energy Investments in 2012

With stimulus initiatives in the form of soft loans, cash incentives, tax credits  and grants expiring, the U.S. energy sector must find new…

FAA Awards $7.7 million for Clean Jet Fuel Development

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies who will help the agency develop and approve sustainably-sourced “drop-in”…
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Bug Bites: Insects Might Be the Protein of Tomorrow

A strong case can be made for grubbing on bugs, but in the United States and Europe there’s a prevalent cultural bias against…
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Sustainability Culture Saves Billions for DuPont

Davide Vassallo is a global practices leader for DuPont’s Sustainable Solutions Group. As environmental stewards for a company that is the owner and…
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In Japan, Fuel Cells Offer Employment and Economic Hope

A tour of Panasonic’s “Ene-Farm” outside of Osaka gives a clue about Japan’s current and future economic transformation. Fuel cells will be part…
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A Virtual Tour of Commuting’s Future in Korea

One of SK’s futuristic buildings in north Seoul, the T Tower, hosts T.um, or “Ubiquitous Museum.” The tour is part Avatar, part futuristic…
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Datacenters: Friend or Foe?

Energy efficient datacenters enable an innovation economy with less environmental and financial cost. All this growth is enabled by the cloud. From the…
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Renewable Energy Land Leases: How to get a Slice of the Pie

This post outlines key considerations for property owners to evaluate when leasing their land for renewable energy development. There are pros and cons…
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Panasonic Bets the House on Solar and Fuel Cells

Panasonic is now determined to become the number one green innovation company in the electronics industry. That vision is on display in a…