PR Firms Have a PR Problem… with Climate Change

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 2/18/2022 The business news outlet CNBC is reporting that PR firms are being pressured to change their strategies regarding climate change and their efforts in support of the fossil fuel industry. An article published on CNBC.com this February makes the case that although PR firms prefer to remain in the background, … Read more

Electric Cycles Help Reduce Carbon Footprint for Miami Deliveries

This article was published on smartenergydecisions.com on May 19, 2020. DHL Express expects to reduce their carbon footprint by 101,000 kg of CO2e annually by rolling out the use of four new low-power electric-assist e-Cargo Cycles for the execution of their deliveries across Miami. The international shipping provider partnered with REEF Technology to source the … Read more

Ammonia Heat Pump Reduces Carbon Footprint for Irish Dairy

This article was originally published on ammonia21.com on 3/24/20. An ammonia (NH3) heat pump installed last year by Aurivo, Ireland’s second largest milk producer, has increased processing capacity by 80% while cutting its CO2 emissions by 80% by improving efficiency and downgrading oil-burning boilers. The heat pump, from GEA, is installed at the company’s Killygordon site, … Read more

Calculating Cities’ Carbon Footprint with Google Maps

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A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Written by Adele Peters, fastcompany.com, September 10, 2018 Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new … Read more

Hook & Ladder Plans to Build Two Seemingly Identical Buildings

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Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency Star Tribune, November 27, 2017 At first glance a pair of side-by-side apartment buildings slated to be built on an industrial site in northeast Minneapolis look nearly identical. They are not. One building will be built to conventional construction specifications. The other will … Read more

The Worldbeing Wristband Could Revolutionize Carbon Tracking

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, January 11, 2015. Image credit: Layer Design Wearable technology has taken a big step into 2016 by integrating the Internet of Things with each individual’s environmental consciousness. London designer Benjamin Hubert partnered with Carbon Trust to produce Worldbeing, a Fitbit-like wearable that can track an individual’s carbon footprint. While Worldbeing is … Read more

LADWP Selects Brillio to Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program

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Brillio Selected To Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program For Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Virtual Strategy, September 22, 2015. Image credit: MichaelGaida Brillio, a global technology consulting, software, and business solutions company, today announced it has been selected by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to execute a strategic Smart Grid … Read more

The New Age for Energy-Saving Technology

Power to the People The New Yorker, June 29, 2015 Issue. Image credit: geralt Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont. Mark drives a school bus, and Sara works as a special-ed teacher; the cost of heating and cooling their house through the year consumes … Read more

What’s the Carbon Footprint of a Reading Light?

What’s the most energy-efficient kind of light? Grist, March 30, 2015 Q. Does it save energy to burn candles instead of running an eco-bulb? I currently have one 18W compact fluorescent in my lounge. Please don’t say this is a burning question. Dave C. Dunedin A. Dearest Dave, To answer your question, we must turn … Read more

The Carbon Advantages of Refrigeration Remanufacturing

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Report highlights potential for refrigeration remanufacturing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine, February 23, 2015 A report from an influential cross-party group of MPs has highlighted the potential for remanufacturing, as a way to reduce both costs and carbon, with refrigerated display cases selected as a key area for improvement. Remanufacturing – defined as “a series … Read more