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The World’s Most Sustainable Retailer? Marks & Spencer’s 2013 Plan A Report

The annual “Plan A” update from Marks & Spencer outlines what the company has done to mitigate its impact on society and on…
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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek, A 70-person, Colorado-based manufacturing company, looks to sustainable business practices as a way to enhance its market competitiveness and financial performance.
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SBIO 2013 Interview: Fenugreen

Produced by Boston-based social enterprise, Fenugreen, FreshPaper is an inexpensive, compostable, recyclable thin organic paper insert that reduces food spoilage.
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John Birch Society Goes After Agenda 21

Agenda 21 has had a lot of critics over the years, but none so passionate as the John Birch Society, which sees the…
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SBIO Semi-Finalist 2013: Blue Box

James Metropoulos founded Blue Box as an innovative method of cleaning industrial equipment with very few chemicals and at very low cost.
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SBIO Semi-Finalist 2013 Interview: EEx Charge

Energy Efficiency Exchange, (EEx), is determined to increase the efficiency and sustainability of global supply chains by creating customized tools for those who…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…