Intelligent energy storage helping make businesses green

Intelligent energy storage helping make businesses green

Issues surrounding relationships between climate change, clean energy and Internet of Things (IoT) technology have become prominent in the developing cultural narrative. This is especially true regarding businesses and organizations. In fact, 43 percent of Fortune 500 companies have set...

N.C. company combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

N.C. company combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

Global analytics software and services firm SAS in North Carolina is capitalizing on the growing Internet of Things, as well as its on-campus solar farms, to create a "smart campus" that it says will reduce energy costs and make the...

San Diego park stepping up environmental game

San Diego park stepping up environmental game

San Diego’s Balboa Park is now home to 10 LEED buildings as part of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s (BPCP) vision to become an exemplar of sustainable practices, according to a release. Parks around the globe have been exploring sustainability...

New Belgium Brewing earns three LEED certifications

New Belgium Brewing has earned a trio of LEED certifications on all three of its Asheville, N.C., facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (platinum), Brewery (gold) and Distribution Center (silver). A number of innovative features are incorporated into the design of...

Four commercial buildings exemplify zero-carbon push

Four commercial buildings exemplify zero-carbon push

Here are four structures from around the world that prove it’s possible to deliver very low to net-zero commercial buildings in our cities.

Solar steam transforming food processing

Solar steam transforming food processing

Deep in the heart of California’s Central Valley, industrial food processing facilities use thermal energy to preserve, prepare and package a diversity of food products. The massive operation requires 11 million megawatt hours of energy annually, presenting ample opportunity to...

An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings

An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings

Nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States is used by commercial buildings. As necessary as it is for the machine of the American economy to keep running, however, a good portion of the energy used by...

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

Just in time for summer, where above-average temperatures are expected for many portions of the United States, LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies is launching a user-friendly rebate tool that allows HVAC contractors and homeowners to search for local and...

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com’s corporate headquarters, known as Peace Coliseum, has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, reports Home Furnishings Building. The LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the foremost program for buildings, homes and...

New electricity market analysis platform for renewable energy launched

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have launched a new software platform that helps buyers and developers of renewable energy projects better understand which locations are more likely to be economically attractive across deregulated electricity...

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan University's historic Heritage Hall has earned platinum status, the highest ranking possible, in the Leadership in Environment and Energy Design—LEED—system, which is the nation's most widely used green building ranking. The University was notified earlier this month by...

Five ways data drives green performance

Five ways data drives green performance

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions — economically, socially and environmentally. Over the last two decades, the U.S.

Intel to Invest $178 million to advance R&D innovation in India

Intel to Invest $178 million to advance R&D innovation in India

Intel plans to expand its research and development presence in India with a new sustainable design hub in Bengaluru (Bangalore). India is already home to the chip giant’s largest R&D facility outside the United States, and with a new $178...

Greenbuild 2017 registration open

Greenbuild 2017 registration open

Registration is open for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Greenbuild is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned by Informa Exhibitions.

5 myths about LED street lighting

5 myths about LED street lighting

The potential effects of LED street lighting on health and the environment have been a hot topic of discussion over the last year. As this conversation has evolved, so, too, have many misperceptions and mischaracterizations of the facts on LEDs, according to the U.S.

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Lakeland Regional Health’s recently opened Grasslands campus has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes buildings that are designed and built and operated “for improved environmental and human health performance.“ Construction of the Grasslands campus...

Iowa college helps meet demand of expanding wind energy industry

Iowa college helps meet demand of expanding wind energy industry

When you turn on a light in Iowa, there's a three-in-10 chance that the electricity powering the bulb came from a wind turbine. The American Wind Energy Association says, in 2016, Iowa's 3,965 wind turbines provided 36.5 percent of all...

Green building flourishes in U.S. luxury developments

Green building flourishes in U.S. luxury developments

In recent years, luxury real estate developers and architects in the United States, have been increasingly using advances in green building technology and carbon neutral energy programs, while engaging more with the outdoor environment and using cleaner air systems and...

Industry-specific lighting training focuses on customized solutions

The real cost of lighting is not the product itself, but what lighting does to influence the people in the space. One needs to understand lighting maintenance and energy savings, but also how light and lighting affects human performance. Lighting...

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco Airport (SFO) has embarked on a journey to become the first “triple zero” airport campus in the world. The charge in the facility’s five-year strategic plan to achieve zero net energy, carbon neutrality and zero waste-to-landfill requires new...

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