Why Sun Chemical sees solar as part of its cost-reduction strategy

March 7, 2017 by  
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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently added another healthy dose of renewable energy to its portfolio.The company has announced the signing of a 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) that will allow its client, Sun Chemical, to cut electricity costs at its Carlstadt, N.J., production facility by roughly $400,000. This extends the energy savings the company has realized through its partnership with Schneider, which runs into the millions.

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How Lockheed Martin helped green the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua

September 18, 2015 by  
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This energy savings project achieved deep energy savings despite a lack of local incentives. Next up: a net-zero project.

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10 new transportation tools that will change how you move

September 18, 2015 by  
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Going beyond Lyft and Uber.

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3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

February 3, 2015 by  
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Emerging Objects , frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D-printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes in hot, dry climates. This is the first project of its kind, now on exhibit in San Francisco, and it demonstrates technology that could make a radical change to home energy use in arid regions. Read the rest of 3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D , 3D printing , ceramic bricks , cooling , cost-savings , eco-friendly , Emerging Objects , Energy Savings , evaporative cooling , heat , humidity , passive cooling , water issues

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Will Google launch a ride-share app using self-driving cabs?

February 3, 2015 by  
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Uber has been getting into a lot of trouble lately, but nothing the company has faced to this point will be as ferocious as the competition the taxi-like service could get from Google in the coming years. Google is reportedly making quiet preparations for its own ride-sharing service, an anonymous source told Bloomberg . Read the rest of Will Google launch a ride-share app using self-driving cabs? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anonymous source , autonomous cars , autonomous vehicles , bloomberg , David Drummond , driverless cars , Google , mobile app , ride-hailing , ride-sharing , San Francisco , Uber , Uber board of directors

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INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

November 18, 2014 by  
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Resources are dwindling, prices are rising, and energy efficiency has never been more important. Commercial buildings have long been designed with conservation in mind: Taiwan’s national stadium is covered almost entirely with solar panels , and the CaixaForum Museum in Madrid boasts a living wall of 15,000 plants. However, with the world’s population predicted to exceed 8 billion by 2050, architects are turning their green design skills to residential homes. Potential structures range from ancient mudbrick domes, to space-age Earthships . Some designs are more viable than others, but the Big Deal team have identified five of the most promising candidates. For a glimpse of the future, check out their infographic below. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Big Deal , building materials , earth-sheltered home , earthship , Energy Savings , green alternative building materials , green building materials , green flooring , green home , green insulation , green structural components , infographic , passive solar , reader submitted content , Straw Bale , Superadobe , sustainable home , This is the Big Deal

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The First CityPod Composter Has Been Installed in a Canadian University

November 18, 2014 by  
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The University of British Columbia has a new, eco-friendly addition: a 15-foot stainless steel in-vessel composter called the CityPod . Recently installed in the university’s new recycling room, the composter takes care of all food waste and compostable tableware from the school’s catering and food service operations. Food waste from all around the building is collected in 35-gallon bins lined with compostable bags, and those are shredded with a Bokashicycle Pulveriser before being tossed into the composter, where it’ll be processed in a short 6 weeks. Compost taken from the CityPod will be used to nourish the herbs and crops growing in the UBC rooftop garden . + Vertal + City Pod Images via the City Pod Facebook page Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of The First CityPod Composter Has Been Installed in a Canadian University Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city pod , city pod composter , CityPod , CityPod Composter , compost , compost machine , compostable , composter , composting , composting machine , food waste , recycling , rooftop garden , ubc , University of British Columbia , vertal

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South Africa’s New 96MW PV Plant is the Continent’s Largest Solar Power Facility

November 18, 2014 by  
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South Africa is a historically coal-hungry nation, producing around 225 million tonnes of the stuff each year. But just two years ago, government leaders pledged to invest an incredible $5.4 billion in renewable energy , and the products of that investment are taking shape. The Jasper PV Project in Kimberly, South Africa, became fully operational in October, and produces enough power to serve an impressive 80,000 homes. It’s now the largest solar power plant in Africa. The better news? It’s soon to be eclipsed by an even bigger facility nearby. Read the rest of South Africa’s New 96MW PV Plant is the Continent’s Largest Solar Power Facility Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: jasper , largest solar , Lesedi Power Project , photovoltaic , pv plant , Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Tower project , renewable energy , Solar Power , solar reserve , South Africa

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ASMO Phone Charger Stops Eating Energy When You Unplug Your Phone

July 9, 2014 by  
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ASMO is the first mobile phone charger in the world that does not consume standby power. Every year, energy waste from the world’s 6.8 billion mobile phones costs us the equivalent of power produced by two nuclear plants . And the figures and waste are growing all the time. Which is why this simple gadget has the potential to revolutionize global electricity consumption. Unlike other chargers, ASMO automatically stops drawing energy when the phone is unplugged, yet it also fires right back up when the phone is plugged back in. The most common question we hear is: “How come no one has not come up with that idea yet?” Honestly, we don’t know. Luckily, we’ve got a patent pending. Just replace your old mobile charger with this unique technology, keep calm and start saving. If you’d like to own one of your own, check out the ASMO Kickstarter campaign . + ASMO Charger The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , ASMO Charger , charger that stops charging , clean tech , eco design , Energy Savings , green design , green gadgets , green mobile phone charger , mobile phone charger , reader submitted content , sustainable design , unplugged charger stops charging

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Expected Nuclear Plant Shutdown Spurs Increased Energy Savings Incentives

March 19, 2014 by  
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Here’s some good news for both the safety of New Yorkers and landlords looking to save some cash: Con Ed has announced that it will be significantly increasing the energy savings incentives it offers in light of the expected shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant station that currently supplies us with about 20 percent of our power. Cash incentives for major landlords who cut their electricity usage during peak summer hours will be more than doubled to around $307,000 per megawatt . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , con ed , Consolidated Edison , energy savings incentives , Indian Point , Indian Point nuclear power plant station , nuclear power , NYC landlords , office buildings        

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