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Wind Potential - All About the Data

Wed, 2013-05-22 08:27

When it comes to the deployment of wind power, data plays an important role in the design and operations of a wind farm. Is there enough wind? Where should the turbines be placed? How will the placement of turbines impact performance? Are the turbines in need of maintenance? Data collected from technologically advanced monitoring devices answers these questions. Data analysis helps to advance wind power as a renewable energy source.

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The Role of Water Efficiency in Green Building

Fri, 2013-05-17 09:23

Last Updated: 2017-04-11 02:27

10 Mistakes to Avoid in CSR Reporting

Fri, 2013-05-10 08:25

The advent of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting in sustainable business practices led to the implementation of social, environmental, and economic awareness in operational processes. The increasingly competitive market coupled with diminishing natural resource availability has forced companies to devise methods to transcend their business beyond the traditional operational confines, toward a more structured approach: the Triple Bottom Line.

Sustainable Prosperity Requires Balance

Wed, 2013-05-08 08:31

Last week, investors, business leaders, environmentalists, and sustainability professionals came together in San Francisco for the annual Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres) conference. Ceres is an advocacy group focused on building a healthy global economy by accelerating the adoption of sustainable business practices through investor and business leadership.

Learn about Green Power Partnerships

Mon, 2013-05-06 12:59

More and more, companies are developing plans to use more green power in their business efforts. There are companies like Intel who receive more than 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources, and even Whole Foods has offset 100 percent of its energy for four years running. Companies like these are all part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary program known as the Green Power Partnership.

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Energy Efficiency and Untapped Potential

Wed, 2013-05-01 08:30

As states continue to set aggressive energy-saving targets, utilities and other program administrators are challenged to deploy new technologies and design new programs to advance energy efficiency within their customer base. A new report released January 9, 2103 by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) indicates that there is potential for a 27% savings in forecasted electricity use by 2030. The report makes some points about the components of energy efficiency programs that will be critical to achieving and maintaining a high level of savings.

Garbage To Green in 5 Steps

Wed, 2013-04-24 08:09

There are countless ways in which one can live a more sustainable lifestyle, and one of the simplest methods is available right in your own backyard. OK, it may not be there yet, but with a small investment, mostly in time and energy, you can turn a small section of your yard into an environmentally friendly recycling center that reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, saves money, and nurtures the garden. By managing the natural decomposition of organic materials, such as yard and food waste, you can produce compost to enrich the soil without chemically enhanced fertilizers.

Earth Day 2013: 5 Champions of Green Business

Mon, 2013-04-22 08:44

Earth Day began April 22, 1970 as a day to promote a healthy, sustainable environment around the world. Specifically, it served as a way to highlight the potential environmental problems America’s current lifestyle created. Now, in 2013, Earth Day can seem to be nothing more than a hay day for marketing departments. You see campaigns that highlight the “numerous” sustainable practices of their company.

Walmart: A Corporate Renewable Energy Leader

Fri, 2013-04-19 08:23

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 01:25

Online Platform Brings Solar to More People

Wed, 2013-04-17 08:42

When it comes to rooftop solar, the space, the sun, and the technology are readily available to deploy. But, when it comes to raising the capital to fund projects, progress often stalls. Projects that are too small to pursue traditional financing through a bank often cannot overcome the cost barrier, especially in an economic climate where financial institutions are more hesitant to lend.

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