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IT Strategies and Solutions for Sustainability
Monday, June 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
6 ways software rules the clean power economy »
The clean power economy needs hardware of course — billions of dollars have gone into creating more efficient solar cells,...
Thursday, May 31, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deloitte: Life Cycle Assessments Can Add Value »
Life cycle assessments are an important tool for firms trying to identify the areas of a product’s life that offer the lar...
Friday, May 25, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital Lumens updates LED lighting management platform »
Attention facilities managers: Industrial lighting technology company Digital Lumens has updated the reporting and plannin...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Levi's makes life-cycle assessment part of its fabric »
Life-cycle assessment (LCA) tools began increasing in popularity a few years ago as sustainability-minded companies sought...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sustainability through software: Q&A with SAP's Peter Graf »
SAP Chief Sustainability Office Peter Graf has been working for the company for 16 years, but says that now "is probably t...
Monday, May 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is this the world's smartest, greenest building? »
It is no surprise that an eclectic and progressive city like San Francisco would be home to the smartest green building in...
Monday, May 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Panoramic Power: Building Energy Sensor Networks From the Circuit Up »
There’s a key barrier between the technology that runs modern HVAC, lighting and other energy-intensive building systems t...
Thursday, May 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Video and Update to Microsoft’s Energy-Smart Buildings Project »
Back in October Microsoft released a new whitepaper about Energy-Smart Buildings which detailed our findings from a pilo...
Thursday, May 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three Areas Where Data Matters for Building Efficiency »
While other cleantech markets continue to face challenges, the building energy efficiency market is marching onward and up...
Thursday, May 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smart Lighting News: Daintree and Philips Get Networked, Adura Connects to EnOcean »
Take a look behind the bright lights at  this week’s Lightfair 2012   lighting industry trade show in Las Vegas...
Friday, May 4, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Green Button Changes the Cost of Energy Services »
The White House’s Green Button initiative has garnered a lot of interest in just a few short months. Utilities t...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
C3 Acquires Efficiency 2.0 »
C3, which provides corporate energy management software, just scooped up Efficiency 2.0, a residential energy ef...
Thursday, April 26, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adura Raises $8.5M for Networked Lighting »
Networked "smart” lighting startup Adura Technologies has landed an $8.5 million Series B round from i...
Thursday, April 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Energy Dashboard Delusion, Part 2 »
In  the previous installment , we argued that energy dashboards are marketed, sold and purchased in a way that fundam...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Energy Dashboard Delusion, Part 1 »
Delusion may be a harsh word when applied to energy dashboards, the current darling of the intelligent building movement a...
Tuesday, April 3, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facebook friends compete to lower energy use »
Opower's social energy app on Facebook lets people track electricity use, compare to national averages, and compete with f...
Monday, February 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
FirstFuel Wins $10M More for Commercial Building Energy Analysis »
VC funding for your new thin-film solar factory or fuel cell firm might be hard to come by these days. At least from inves...
Thursday, December 9, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Primer for Navigating the Energy Management Landscape »
Corporate energy and sustainability leaders increasingly are involved with companywide or multiple-site energy managem...
Monday, December 6, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hara Scores Mother of All Energy Management Deals in Abu Dhabi »
One of the largest energy and resource management deals I’ve ever heard about has gone to Valley start up Hara. In Cancun,...
Monday, December 6, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nike Shares Environmental Scoring Tool For Product Design »
Nike has released a public version of a design tool it created to help its designers make better-informed decisions in...
Monday, November 29, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICLEI Launches First Climate Adaptation Program for US Cities »
Boston, Tucson and Miami-Dade County are among the eight cities and counties participating in the first comprehensive...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
World mayors sign climate change pact »
Participants from some 135 cities and urban areas -- including Buenos Aires, Bogota, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Paris an...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Energy management software field gets crowded »
EnerNoc, an efficiency software company, today introduced its line of business software geared toward helping companies be...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cisco Leverages TelePresence to Cut Emissions by 45 Percent »
If ever there was a company that would showcase the benefits of virtual meeting technologies, it would be Cisco, the owner...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five Tips to Ease ECA/Carbon Management SW Installation »
Mike Watson, senior manager of sustainability at Intuit shared five lessons his company learned when it rolled out its e...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
IBM Supply Chain Software Improves McKesson’s Bottom Line »
Supply chain emissions are notoriously difficult to track. With the complexity surrounding them, it’s not hard to see wh...
Thursday, November 11, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Issues Guidelines for States' Permitting for Greenhouse Gases »
U.S. EPA has released a long-awaited guidance document that instructs state and local officials how to start issuing per...
Thursday, November 11, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wal-Mart, Seventh Generation, Tetra Pak Test Drive Earthster LCA Tool »
Earthster is collaborating with Wal-Mart, Seventh Generation, and Tetra Pak to create an open, data commons and lifecycle...
Thursday, November 11, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
PwC Finds a Boom In CSR Reporting, Despite Recession »
For its fourth survey [PDF] of trends in corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability reporting, Pricewate...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
IEA: Current Government Policies Inadequate to Address Climate Change »
The broad greenhouse gas policy commitments and plans of countries around the world will not be sufficient to avoid signif...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interface to Conduct Life Cycle Analyses on All Products »
Modular carpet maker Interface will complete Environmental Product Declarations — detailed documents explaining the life...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Novel Tactic in Climate Fight Gains Some Traction »
WASHINGTON — With energy legislation shelved in the United States and little hope for a global  climate change agreem...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's a smart world »
WHAT if there were two worlds, the real one and its digital reflection? The real one is strewn with sensors, picking up...
Monday, November 8, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pioneering Cap-and-Trade Program to Fade into the Sunset »
A tough political atmosphere in which Congress backed away from comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislat...
Thursday, November 4, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Air Resources Board Announces Draft GHG Program »
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade regulation. The rel...

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