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What is Corporate Sustainability?

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Thu, 2016-11-03 13:17
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In recent years, discussions about corporate sustainability have significantly increased among business, academic, and mass media outlets. Corporate sustainability is often synonymous with words such as corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, but what do those mean and why are they important? Given the influence that corporations have on environmental quality, resulting especially from the production process, a keen understanding of how to implement sustainable business practices is vitally important.

Natural Ecosystem vs. Economic Growth

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Mon, 2013-05-13 09:43
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As the global economy struggles to recover from the economic recession, many countries, including the United States, have sought to implement various strategies for economic growth. In particular, the growing desire for energy independence to alleviate foreign oil investments is a continual topic of discussion in the media. As many Americans are facing more turmoil at the pump, conversations about domestic production of oil have consistently developed.

Solar Energy Basics

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:28
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Studies have shown that among all the clean energy occupations out there, jobs relating to solar and renewable energy have shown the steadiest incline. In the last 10 years, solar photovoltaic (PV) jobs have remained in the top 15 sectors of green jobs growth.  Read more: Solar Energy Basics »

College Campuses Ban Bottled Water

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Wed, 2018-04-25 15:02
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Thu, 2012-08-23 08:11
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The growth of plastic water bottle usage in the U.S. has resulted in a $22 billion retail packaged-water industry that is continuing to thrive. Enter any vendor location, and you are bound to find water bottles being sold. Couple that with strong advertising campaigns, and it is easy to see why the industry is continuing to grow.  Read more: College Campuses Ban Bottled Water »

Why Green Jobs Are Recession-Proof

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Fri, 2014-04-04 11:09
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Wed, 2012-07-25 22:53
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There’s been a lot of debate as to whether or not green jobs have staying power in a down economy. What makes green jobs more sustainable (forgive the pun) than regular jobs? The largest reason why green industries remain attractive in times of downturn is the sheer fact that energy efficiency and renewable energy both result in cost savings and resilience in the face of rising costs. The issues that people worry about during a recession are the same issues being addressed through green jobs.  Read more: Why Green Jobs Are Recession-Proof »

How to Become an Energy Manager

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Fri, 2014-04-04 11:09
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One of the most talked about green jobs of the moment is the energy manager. With rising energy costs and increased awareness, energy efficiency professionals are turning to their resumes for an answer to how they can keep up with this rapidly growing industry. The answer involves a slight career change.  Read more: How to Become an Energy Manager »

Becoming a Sustainable Business

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Thu, 2016-11-03 12:43
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Thu, 2012-08-09 10:40
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More and more organizations are starting to adopt sustainable business practices, to the point where they are actually creating sustainability departments. The goal of a sustainability department is to help a company ensure its long-term future by analyzing supply chain procedures and adapting them to allow a more efficient and cost-effective process.  Read more: Becoming a Sustainable Business »

NATE Certified Technician Salary & Careers

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Wed, 2018-03-28 18:57
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If you're an HVAC professional, you may be debating whether it is worth it for you to achieve an HVAC certification, such as NATE. Because HVAC work primarily focuses on the health and safety of citizens, education and experience are critical characteristics for any HVAC technician. A technician who has pursued NATE Certification, therefore, demonstrates a serious commitment to the industry and will likely receive a greater salary than a regular HVAC technician.  Read more: NATE Certified Technician Salary & Careers »

Understanding Municipal Sustainability

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Wed, 2018-04-25 15:12
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President Obama’s State of the Union address last week charged individuals and federal agencies to work toward energy independence and clean energy. Municipal governments have responded to such charges by developing their own sustainability plans. Community leaders have taken on the responsibility and aim to reevaluate procedures that negatively contribute to climate change.  Read more: Understanding Municipal Sustainability »

BPI vs NATE Certification

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Fri, 2014-04-04 11:11
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Are you an HVAC professional looking for an industry certification? Not sure whether you should take HVAC training in the form of BPI Certification or NATE Certification? Let us briefly explain the similarities and differences between these two certifications, so you can get the specialized training you seek and also enhance your career.  Read more: BPI vs NATE Certification »

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