Zondits

Building Technology, HVAC

Heating to Become a Greater Focus in Decarbonization Efforts

26 Aug , 2020  

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Current conversations around the energy transition often focus on the power and transportation sectors. But decarbonization of other sectors, such as heat, is also critical to meeting national and regional climate targets. Heat makes up 35 percent of global energy consumption, and when it comes to space heating, direct combustion of fossil […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Colorado Finds Sustainable Mutualism with Beer and Marijuana

19 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on washingtonpost.com on Feb. 11, 2020. DENVER — The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like something out of the fever dreams of Willie Nelson: using carbon dioxide produced from beer brewing to help marijuana plants grow. Denver […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Program Implementation

Breaking Even: Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

18 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on coloradocollege.edu Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, a goal it set in 2009 when it committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. After a decade of work, the ambitious target has been met — even as the college increased its building footprint by more than 10% during that time. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Electrification Emission-Cutting Opportunity in Transportation

20 Jan , 2020  

This article was originally written by Steve Nadel and published on aceee.org on Oct. 8, 2019. The transportation sector offers the greatest potential to slash greenhouse gas emissions through electrification— more even than buildings or industry, according to a recent ACEEE study and four other reports. Research increasingly cites the electrification of vehicles, buildings, and […]

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Efficiency in Action, Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

The Kids Are Going on Strike – a Global Climate Strike

18 Sep , 2019  

This article was written by Taylor Patterson, ERS What started out as one young girl standing up for what she believes in has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to grow exponentially in both support and participation by children and adults alike. You heard it right – on Friday, September 20, and Friday, September […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

International Energy Agency Report: Energy Efficiency 2018

22 Oct , 2018  

IEA: Energy efficiency is the cornerstone for building a sustainable energy system Written by Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International, elp.com, October 19, 2018 A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

New York City Mayor Announces Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency

8 Nov , 2017  

New York City Mandates Existing Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency Clean Technica, September 18, 2017 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced new mandates on building owners to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of existing buildings, in a move that will affect NYC’s 14,500 least-efficient buildings, which together produce 24% of the city’s […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Umass Partners With Eversource to Improve the University’s Energy Efficiency

15 Sep , 2017  

UMass, Eversource sign energy efficiency partnership The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, September 5, 2017 The University of Massachusetts and Eversource have agreed on a partnership with hopes to increase the University’s energy efficiency. Eversource, an energy providing company that serves much of Western Massachusetts, will collaborate with UMass in major construction and renovation projects that hope […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Cannabis Industry Has Major Carbon Footprint

30 Jun , 2017  

The Cannabis Industry Has a Fossil Fuel Reliance Problem Merry Jane, June 21,2017 As the legal cannabis industry grows, so does its carbon footprint. In order to grow cannabis plants indoors, cultivators must resort to using powerful high-pressure sodium lights, similar to the ones used in hospital operating rooms. These lights produce about 500 times […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Copenhagen on Two Wheels 

6 Apr , 2017  

cycle to work Copenhagen

Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits Copenhagen built its first bike lane in 1910, but the bulk of the bike lanes were established within the last 25 years. Today, 50% of the citizens living in Copenhagen choose to commute by bike every day, and it’s not unusual to see people in suits, heels, or skirts comfortably […]

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