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The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy

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Wed, 2018-10-24 13:31
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Just days before the opening of the Olympic Games, I took a walking tour to learn about the sustainable development of East London, a 500-acre site that has been transformed into the Olympic Park, Athletes' Village, and Stratford Transit Hub areas.    Read more: The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy »

How RESNET Differs from BPI

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Tue, 2016-04-26 14:58
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PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated as of February 2015. For more detailed information about the RESNET HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst certifications, please visit the new post: Difference Between BPI and RESNET  Read more: How RESNET Differs from BPI »

10 Reasons to Get Corporate Sustainability Training

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Wed, 2018-03-28 16:15
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Tue, 2012-09-18 06:01
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Sustainable business practices have taken the forefront in the national conversation about sustainability. Although there are numerous companies with sustainable strategies in place, numerous business executives are still apprehensive about the benefits of implementing sustainability in their organization. Businesses that promote sustainable practices are not only more likely to improve efficiency and increase profits, but also assist in the preservation of the environment and the reduction of carbon emissions.  Read more: 10 Reasons to Get Corporate Sustainability Training »

Understanding Wind Turbines

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Fri, 2014-08-29 12:59
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As renewable energy sources continue to grow in prevalence around the world, questions pertaining to functionality have arisen. Wind energy, which is projected to increase at an exponential rate over the next few decades, is a constant source of inquiry. One of the most common questions, “How do wind turbines work?,” is a topic that will be covered below.  Read more: Understanding Wind Turbines »

What is Corporate Sustainability?

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Thu, 2016-11-03 12:17
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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 08:43
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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, 2019-09-06 09:09
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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 14:02
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Thu, 2012-08-23 07:11
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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 10:09
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Wed, 2012-07-25 21:53
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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 10:09
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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 »

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