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Resource Efficiency
Friday, March 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retrofits Could Yield $1T in Energy Savings in US in a Decade »
Savvy investments in energy efficiency retrofits for buildings could yield more than three times their value, mounting to...
Thursday, February 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
90 Energy Star Leaders Cut Energy Use by 20% or More »
Nearly half of organizations in the EPA’s Energy Star Leaders program have improved the energy efficiency of their buildin...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Suppliers Lag Behind in Reducing Carbon Emissions »
For most large global companies, carbon tracking and management has become standard practice. Organizations that started w...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon Disclosure Raises Stock Prices, Study Finds »
Companies that voluntarily issue press releases disclosing their carbon emission information see their stock prices rise s...
Friday, February 3, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zero-Waste Phenomenon Grows, as Kraft Hits Milestone »
Kraft has 36 facilities in 13 countries that send zero waste to landfills, the company has announced, the latest in a stri...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
More retail centers installing electric vehicle charging stations »
"Charge it" may soon have new meaning at shopping malls and retail centers across the country. As sales of electric cars...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
California passes landmark rules to curb auto emissions »
Transforming the next decade of America's auto industry, the California Air Resources Board on Friday approved historic ne...
Friday, December 16, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Switch ships first liquid-cooled LED bulbs to hotels »
Switch Lighting’s liquid-cooled LED bulbs are moving a step closer to being commercially available. The startup, which&nbs...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
IKEA Plugs-In 4 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In Covina, CA »
COVINA, Calif., Dec. 13 /CSRwire/ - IKEA, the IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugg...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Del Monte Taps Locus for Energy Management »
Del Monte Foods has selected Locus Technologies’ ePortal platform to provide an integrated system for monitoring and manag...
Monday, December 12, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Turner Construction Company Tops Out First Net Zero School in Arizona »
TEMPE, Ariz.,Dec. 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, Arizona will celebrate the Topping Out of the new i...
Thursday, December 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
USGBC Achieves LEED Certification Milestone for Existing Buildings »
The cumulative total of  LEED -certified square footage for existing buildings now exceeds that of new construction f...
Monday, December 5, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
$4bn for Energy Efficiency Announced; Walgreens, Kohl’s, Nissan Commit to Upgrades »
3M, Alcoa, GE, Kohl’s, Nissan, Supervalu, Walgreens and dozens of other organizations joined President Obama and former pr...
Thursday, November 17, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marriott to Install Demand Response at Over 250 Hotels »
Marriott International and Constellation Energy have agreed to develop over 23 MW of load response capability across more...
Monday, October 24, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Back to basics »
WHEN Richard Sanchez heard from a friend that the city of San Antonio would pick up most of the costs of installing a new...
Friday, October 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Electric Vehicle Envy »
Much of the buzz around electric vehicles has focused on automobiles, including the launch of production plug-in vehicles...
Friday, October 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
State's cap and trade program gets final approval »
California's plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions and put a price on carbon is set to take effect on Jan. 1 after the Air...
Friday, October 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
California falls behind Massachusetts in energy efficiency »
California has fallen behind Massachusetts as the country's most energy-efficient state, according to the 2011 Energy Scor...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
$20 Trillion Worth of Investors Call for GHG Targets »
A group of 285 investors worth $20 trillion, including ABN Amro, Swiss Re, BNP Paribas, HSBC and CalPERS, have called on g...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Frito-Lay Opens ‘Near Net Zero’ Facility »
Snack food giant Frito-Lay has opened what the company calls a "near net zero” plant in Arizona. The "near net zero” vi...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
First Walgreens Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Orlando Unveiled »
DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Walgreens today will unveil its first electric vehicle (EV) charging...
Friday, September 30, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of Multinationals to Choose Suppliers Based on CO2 Emissions »
A full half of multinational companies plan to select suppliers based on carbon performance, according to a study by Carbo...
Monday, September 26, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jones Lang LaSalle, JCI Give Bigger Push to Green Leasing »
The push to green commercial buildings and their leases has grown steadily in recent years, and now a project by major pla...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Plan to Turn Old Buildings ‘Green’ Finds Favor »
A business consortium that includes  Lockheed Martin  and  Barclays  bank plans to invest as much as $...
Thursday, September 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shocking study: More electronics, but less electricity usage »
American homes are more cluttered than ever with devices, and they all need power: Cellphones and iPads that have to be ch...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gap Aims to Cut GHGs 20% by 2015 »
Gap has pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2015, from a 2008 baseline, in the company’s fifth Socia...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
CB Richard Ellis Reaches Carbon Neutrality Goal »
CB Richard Ellis has achieved carbon neutrality for its 2010 global operations, the company has announced. CBRE says it...
Thursday, August 4, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lunera to offer a no-money down lease for LED lighting »
Much of the energy consumption in commercial buildings is by lighting. But replacing row after row of fluorescent lights w...
Thursday, July 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walgreens to Install EV Charging Stations at 800 Stores »
Charging stations for electric vehicles are expected to sprout up at 800  Walgreens  stores by the end year -- t...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Companies Expand Focus from Carbon to Total Resource Use »
Not so long ago, measuring and managing your enterprise’s carbon footprint was a top priority. Federal energy policy was i...
Friday, July 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sustainability Software Expands at Operational, Process Level »
A broad new range of software is emerging in response to companies’ need for operational and process-level sustainability...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
California ARB Delays Cap-and-Trade Start »
California’s proposed cap-and-trade program will be delayed by a year, the state’s Air Resources Board has announced. C...
Friday, June 3, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Managing the Data Behind Your Energy Dashboard is Crucial »
There’s a lot of hoopla in the industry today about dashboards, especially energy-related dashboards. While dashboards a...
Friday, June 3, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
To Measure Efficiency, Tailor Metrics to their Users »
The key to measuring corporate energy efficiency is to quickly identify the business units where a simple energy index w...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wal-Mart's green hat »
If you care about green, it's hard not to view these as the worst of times, marked by looming climate, water and energy cr...

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