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Minneapolis Puts Natural Gas and Coal to Work for Clean Energy

A clean-energy gamble in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is beginning to pay off with innovative programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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The 2016 International Home and Housewares Show — A Sustainable Assessment

March, this year, is a big month for expos, and the first one we attended this month was the International Home and Housewares…
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Net-Zero Model Home Improves Energy Efficiency

A model net-zero home in Maryland reports improved efficiency and an increased energy surplus in its second full year of testing.
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Why Go From LEED Gold to Platinum? 5 Lessons from Chicago’s 111 South Wacker

Why go from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum? Uncover what it takes to upgrade green building features in a high-profile high-rise — and…
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Looking Forward: Lessons in Energy Efficiency from Canada

The always-witty Phillipe Dunsky, president of Dunsky Energy Consulting, thinks that while Canada’s past on that front might have been humdrum, it’s a…
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HPE 3rd Living Progress Exchange Spurs ICT Innovation

What will increase opportunities in the information, communication and technology sectors? And what is it that drives excellence and efficiency for ICT companies?…
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Mid-Century Eichler Homes Score a Sustainable Makeover

Joseph Eichler built more than 11,000 mid-century homes, most of which are in Northern California. Now Eichler homes are making a comeback, and…
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How Big Data Can Make Your Company More Sustainable

Data Science, a burgeoning new field of academia dedicated to collecting, organizing and analyzing information, reveals how businesses can reduce costs and increase…
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Shattering Glass Myths: Design for Climate Action

Buildings encased in glass and steel are poor insulators and diminish energy efficiency, yet they are ubiquitous. Smita Chandra Thomas, sustainability consultant and…
Tip No. 1: Why not try some home upgrades to save money and reduce impact in 2016?

Saving The Environment: 9 Environmental Acts To Make A Habit in 2016

A new year is always a good opportunity to try new habits and, when it comes to important issues like the environment, there…
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…
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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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