Monthly Archives: January 2010

Where's that next big energy savings? Try the cash register

Read the full story at Some of the biggest energy savings for small business operations are right in front of you, but you can’t actually see them. Reason: They’re in the latest computer chips inside cash registers. Or if … Continue reading

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Majority of Americans Still in the Dark About Federal Phaseout of Traditional Bulbs

Read the full story at GreenerBuildings. More Americans are buying energy efficient lighting and are aware of the energy-saving benefits — but most are clueless about the phaseout of incandescent bulbs that starts in two years.

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Lighting: A Path to a Greener Bottom Line

Read the full story at GreenerBuildings. Call them the two greatest challenges now facing American businesses: Companies must not only survive the “Great Recession” of today, but must strategically position themselves for the green economy of tomorrow. The bad news … Continue reading

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The Pendulum of Energy Efficiency and the Importance of Human Factors

Read the full story at GreenerBuildings. I have noticed that my lighting industry peers are increasingly focusing on carbon footprint cost and the sustainability of lighting systems. Commendable use of their time as, from the U.S. Department of Energy to … Continue reading

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Facebook Status Update: We're Opening a Green Data Center

Read the full story at GreenerComputing. If “Facebook’s Green Data Center” were a group, I’d become a fan of it.* The social networking giant and cause of huge losses of productivity around the globe announced last week that it had … Continue reading

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How a Kindergarten Mentality Can Drive Widespread Energy Efficiency

Read/listen to the full story at The CEO of OPower talks to senior writer Marc Gunther about how a simple smiley face can get energy hogs to become energy misers, and how utilities are seeing the light in … Continue reading

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Rating Roads for Sustainability

Via Governing Magazine’s Idea Center. Hoping to do for roads what LEED has done for buildings and Energy Star for household appliances, Greenroads has unveiled a new rating system for sustainable road design and construction. In development since early 2007, … Continue reading

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2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Via Docuticker. 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) Source: Yale University and Columbia University From press release (Word): Iceland leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges, according to the 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) produced by … Continue reading

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CalPSC's YouTube Channel

The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) has developed a YouTube channel. Visitors to the channel can also learn about product stewardship-related issues by watching videos that CPSC has chosen to include in its playlists. Topics include product design. household batteries, … Continue reading

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Water conservation task force to Chicago: Turn off that tap

Read the full story in Crain’s Chicago Business. A state task force on the Chicago area’s long-term water needs issued hundreds of recommendations for businesses and residents to start conserving now to prevent future shortages. High-efficiency toilets and washing machines, … Continue reading

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