The commercial building sector is disrupting the lighting industry

August 22, 2017 by  
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Moving beyond energy savings and building codes for the adoption of “human-centric” lighting controls.

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How P&G, Wells Fargo finance the circular economy

August 22, 2017 by  
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Here are three approaches to harness the business opportunities in radically rethinking materials and waste.

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Game of Throne fans are buying and dumping Huskies at a phenomenal rate

August 9, 2017 by  
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After viewing episodes of the highly-anticipated HBO show Game of Thrones , fans have been seeking out and adopting Husky pups in droves, according to a report by the San Francisco Gate . Unfortunately, most are ill-equipped to care for the high-spirited dogs, which are being abandoned at a phenomenal rate. Reportedly, a tell-tale sign of Huskies being adopted by fans of the show is that they are oftentimes named after characters. Additionally, a British animal charity reported a 700 percent increase in abandoned Huskies by 2014, while two Bay area husky rescue facilities — Northern California Sled Dog Rescue and Bay Area Siberian Husky Club — reported similar spikes in the dogs’ abandonment. President of NorSled Angelique Miller said, “These people, they watch these shows and think how cool these dogs are. People can’t even tell the difference between a husky and a wolf because they’re always asking us at adoption fairs if these dogs are wolves — and it’s clearly a husky. They’re just following the trend of what they think is cute.” Related: Winter is Coming: 6 Game of Thrones-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes to Brighten Cold Days It is thought that fans are abandoning the dogs more than any other breed because Huskies’ coats require weekly maintenance, they can’t be left alone with small animals, and they require regular exercise . As Salon reports, this isn’t the first time popular culture has had a negative impact on animals. After “Finding Nemo” was released, for example, sales of clown fish skyrocketed . At the same time, reports sprang up of children flushing the fish down the toilet so they could be freed to the ocean (a plan promoted in the movie). And, after “Harry Potter” became a success, owls — like the Huskies — were adopted in a frenzy and then abandoned at an astonishing pace. The only way to reverse this tragic trend is for consumers to be informed about various animals’ needs. In regard to the Husky-purchasing trend,  Game of Thrones  fans need to know they are very dissimilar from the wolves featured on the show – and they require a lot of care. Via Salon , San Francisco Gate Images via Pixabay, Flickr

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Do microgrids and ‘micro-municipalization’ threaten traditional utilities?

July 30, 2013 by  
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Microgrids can make the energy grid more resilient to dangers, but what does their adoption bode for utilities?

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DOE invests in energy efficiency for small buildings

July 30, 2013 by  
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Schools, churches, strip malls, restaurants and grocery stores will benefit from the effort, which initially will focus on six projects.

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How platforms are transforming building energy efficiencies

November 21, 2012 by  
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IBM, First Fuel, Lucid and Noesis Energy offer perspectives for advancing energy efficiency and the adoption of smart building technologies at VERGE SF

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Transport Industry Leaders Launch Coalition to Promote EV Adoption

January 10, 2012 by  
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A powerhouse group with FedEx, Hertz, PG&E, Navistar, and others plans to collaborate in a demonstration project to develop a national model for widespread electric vehicle adoption.

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Speeding Adoption of EVs a New Focus for National Standards Group

August 19, 2011 by  
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It will take lots of work and cooperation to build a smart support system to speed and spread adoption of electric vehicles in the United States. The national standards group ANSI tries to get a grip on what exactly it’ll involve.

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World’s greenest parking garage to charge EVs for free

November 3, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Parking garage to generate renewable energy to charge EVs. BMW Group DesignworksUSA has partnered with Canopy Airport Parking to create the world’s greenest parking facility at Denver International Airport .

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Sun Associates propose a sustainable passenger terminal for Taiwan’s largest port city

November 3, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Solar-powered cruise ship passenger terminal for Kaohsiung. The largest port city in Taiwan, Kaohsiung, has always felt the need of a cruise ship passenger terminal that can contribute to the island’s growing cultural importance. Sun & Associates have come up with a sustainable proposal for the Passenger Transportation District for the Port of Kaohsiung that intends to make a statement of public use and sustainable urban design

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