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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Sustainability Collides with Modern Entertainment on Netflix

11 Sep , 2020  

Taylor Patterson, ERS Down to Earth, a new Netflix docu-series, follows actor Zac Efron around the world as he explores sustainable practices, resource conservation methods, and energy efficiency solutions. Zac’s quest to “gain new perspectives on old problems” follows him through eight episodes, each taking place in a different country and focusing on a unique […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Renewables

USC Brings Sustainability to Forefront of Athletics Experience

20 Mar , 2020  

This article was originally published on news.usc.edu on Feb. 27, 2020. On a misty Saturday morning, a giant crane lifted 1,100-pound pallets loaded with solar panels on top of the Galen Center. The heavy lift is a first step toward sustainability for the 14-year-old venue. Unlike many of the University Park Campus’s venerable Romanesque revival […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Fashion Trends: Going Green With Your Wardrobe

6 Feb , 2020  

Written by Shannon Dracup, ERS We’re taking a look at the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, a topic that is not often discussed when we think about sustainability. The fashion industry is one of the most lucrative and destructive industries on the planet, and its environmental damage is only increasing as the industry grows. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage

Sleigh Sustainability: How Santa’s Travels Affect the Environment

20 Dec , 2019  

Written by Taylor Patterson, ERS Santa Claus is coming to town! The legend of Santa bringing toys to all the good little girls and boys on Christmas Eve is familiar to us all: Santa visits every home in the world, riding on his sleigh. But does this 24-hour delivery ride have a greater environmental impact, […]

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Interviews, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

A Zondits Interview: green|spaces Helps Chattanooga Community

28 Jun , 2018  

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Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits, June 28, 2018 green|spaces is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that strives toward regional sustainability by progressing the way we live, work and build in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. Zondits recently interviewed Dawn Hjelseth LEED GA, Director of Development, to learn more about green|spaces and the recent […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads, Uncategorized

Apple’s Environmental Report Shows That HomePod Uses Minimal Power

6 Feb , 2018  

Apple Claims HomePod Uses Less Power Than a Light Bulb www.idropnews.com, January 26, 2018 Apple has published its environmental report for HomePod, detailing, among other things, the product’s sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental impact. The results? HomePod is, like many of Apple’s products and services, quite environmentally friendly for a tech product. For example, Apple says that […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE’s Top Sustainability Ranking

18 Oct , 2017  

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Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has bolstered its long-standing reputation as a sustainability leader by earning the highest possible rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE was founded in 2005 to foster global sustainability within higher education institutions, leading to an “ecologically […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Net Zero Energy Design Challenges & Innovations

7 Sep , 2017  

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Zeroing in on energy: Planned buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than they burn The Post and Courier, September 3, 2017 Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Uncategorized

Connecticut Brewery Plans Expansion with an Eye on Efficiency

9 Nov , 2016  

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Two Roads Brewing Co. is expanding its Stratford, Connecticut, operation with a focus on energy efficiency. The craft brewery has purchased 2.5 acres adjacent to its campus to build a separate facility for production of fruit-based sours and barrel-aged beverages without risk of cross-contamination. Construction of the 25,000-square-foot facility is […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

University Saves Energy with State-of-the-Art Science Building

9 Nov , 2016  

University Science Building saves $1.2 million in annual energy costs while maintaining environmental safety ventilation requirements Analytika, April 13, 2015 This university Science and Engineering Building (SEB) is a 130,000 square foot state-of-the-art nanotechnology research facility. It houses class-10, class-100, and class-1,000 cleanrooms, offices and classrooms. The Challenge The University has a goal to reduce […]

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