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Finance, Markets & Business

Bank Sustainably and Invest in a Greener Planet

7 Feb , 2020  

Written by Elihu Dietz, ERS As the connection between fossil fuels and financing becomes more widely appreciated, retail banking customers are asking more questions – specifically about how their money may be supporting companies that are contributing the most to global warming. This recent New York Times op-ed gives a nice breakdown of this movement, and […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Adding More Things Green to Your Holiday

19 Dec , 2019  

Written by Taylor Patterson, ERS For most people, the holidays are the busiest time of year between traveling, cooking, decorating, shopping, and other stressors adding to our already crazy everyday lives! This holiday, consider ways you can celebrate and enjoy the magic of the season without leaving an excessive footprint on the existing climate crisis. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Canary Wharf Group Challenges Cleantech Firms for Smart Grid Innovations

23 Feb , 2015  

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Green buildings and smart grids to the fore in latest Canary Wharf clean tech challenge Business Green, February 23, 2015 Canary Wharf’s plan to pilot a host of smart technologies have taken another step forward today, as the company’s Cognicity Challenge announced that 12 more clean tech firms have been selected to take part in […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Building Sustainable & Zero-Net Energy Communities in the US

21 Nov , 2014  

Doing more with less — it’s an axiom the public sector has heard for years. Usually such a call to action is based on rising demand and limited budget. But it also describes what is achievable when communities take committed action to reduce energy consumption.

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

10 Techniques to Make Your Thanksgiving More Sustainable

21 Nov , 2014  

Although every day provides an opportunity for reflection and change, Thanksgiving stands out as the perfect day to kick off a few new habits that will effect the longevity of our planet. If each of us revamped our consumption and waste habits by slightly adjusting what’s already in place, the overall impact could be huge.

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Microsoft to Build First Zero-carbon, Waste-to-energy Data Center in the U.S.

14 Nov , 2014  

Microsoft’s data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming uses biogas produced at the nearby Dry Creek facility, which is a byproduct of municipal wastewater treatment. Anaerobic bacteria produce the biogas while stabilizing solids removed from wastewater.

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Fraunhofer CSE Introduces ‘Synergy Elevator’

22 Oct , 2014  

Jane Jacobs wrote that new ideas need old buildings; perhaps that’s why the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is housed in a top-to-bottom renovation of a 101 year old warehouse building in Boston’s Fort Point Channel distric

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Sandia’s Modeling Software Helps Make Financially Sound and Informed EE Decisions

1 Oct , 2014  

The IX model allows planners to experiment with energy conservation measures, such as adding cool roofs or replacing old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, before making expensive changes. It also models operations-oriented conservation methods…

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